Open to Hope Foundation’s Co-Founder & Executive Director Dr. Heidi to serve on TAPS Advisory Board

 August 08, 2011 – Caring for the families of the fallen…The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, (TAPS) http://www.taps.org is the 24/7 tragedy assistance resource for ANYONE who has suffered the loss of a military loved one, regardless of the relationship to the deceased or the circumstance of the death.

Founded out of tragedy in 1994, TAPS has established itself as the front line resource to the families and loved ones of our military men and women.  TAPS provides comfort and care through comprehensive services and programs including peer based emotional support, case work assistance, crisis intervention, and grief and trauma resources.

Our National Military Survivor Seminar and Good Grief camp has been held annually since 1994. TAPS also conducts regional Survivor Seminars and Good Grief Camps at locations across the country.

I am honored to announce that I have been asked to serve on the advisory board of such an important organization.  This is a wonderful opportunity to bring valuable information and support on finding hope after loss to our military families commented Dr. Heidi Horsley, Co-Host of Open to Hope Radio and Co-Founder and Executive Director of The Open to Hope Foundation.  I look forward to my continued work with Executive Director Bonnie Carroll and the entire TAPS family.

About Dr. Heidi Horsley

Dr. Horsley hosts the syndicated talk radio show, the Open to Hope Show, and is the Executive Director and Co-Founder of the Open to Hope Foundation, an international organization committed to providing hope and resources to those grieving.  She also has a private practice in Manhattan.  In addition, Dr. Horsley presents at National Compassionate Friends Conferences and the Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC).   Dr Horsley serves on the national advisory board for the Compassionate Friends http://www.compassionatefriends.org and on the advisory board for Our Conservatory, a national music program for at risk teens.  She has appeared on ABC’s 20/20, and been quoted in the Washington Post, Time Magazine, Money Magazine and the New York Daily News, in addition to many other media venues.  She gives presentations, workshops and professional continuing education courses throughout the country for health care professionals.

Since 9/11 she has worked as a co-investigator for the FDNY-CSU/Columbia University Family Guidance Program; a study providing ongoing intervention and follow-up to families of firefighters killed in the World Trade Center, including workshops for bereaved siblings.  Her research interests and publications are in the area of grief and loss, and her doctoral dissertation was on the sudden death of a sibling.

She is also author of “Open to Hope: Inspirational Stories of Healing after Loss,”  “Teen Grief Relief” and “Real Men Do Cry”. She holds graduate degrees from the University of San Francisco, Columbia University, and Loyola University, New Orleans.

Dr. Heidi Horsley
125 West 72nd Street, Suite 6F
NY NY 10023
(646) 269-1664

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