COVID became the second leading cause of death for parents of children under age 18 in 2021, causing 45,874 children to experience the loss of a parent as compared to 17,642 in 2020.
Children and families grieving stigmatized losses may experience reactions such as guilt, isolation, and uncertainty.
Working together to create a more grief-sensitive society helps ensure that grieving children receive the unique care and support they need to return to a healthy developmental trajectory. The action steps below can help you increase grief-sensitivity in your community.
Explore the 2023 CBEM Key Topic Report.
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Find childhood bereavement support centers across the country by searching here.
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Get the data you need to demonstrate how childhood bereavement due to COVID-19 is impacting your community. The JAG Institute can provide custom Childhood Bereavement Estimation Model (CBEM) reports to nonprofits and other organizations working to raise awareness of issues that contribute to childhood bereavement.
If you are a representative of an organization working to address COVID-related grief or a related issue, please use the button below to request a speaker or discuss partnership opportunities.