Get involved in your community

Together, we can make a difference for the 1 in 12 children who will be bereaved

Building a grief-sensitive society that cares for people who have experienced a loss requires effort from all of us. By taking action, we can help ensure that grieving children receive the unique care and support they need to return to a healthy developmental trajectory.

How you can get involved

Educate yourself on the data

Most people don’t realize how common childhood bereavement is – it will affect an astounding 1 in 12 U.S. children under the age of 18. Review the lastest Childhood Bereavement Estimation Model data to understand national childhood bereavement rates and stats specific to your state.

Explore the data

Use grief-sensitive language

When you use grief-sensitive language and encourage others to do the same, you help create a safe space for people who are grieving. Helpful comments can lead to supportive conversations.

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Advocate for grief education

Start a conversation about the importance of grief education in your workplace, school or other community setting. Shine a light on the prevalence of childhood bereavement and discuss the challenges grieving kids face.


Caring for a grieving child? Attend a free Judi’s House workshop.

Twice each month, Judi’s House offers a ‘Caring for Grieving Kids’ workshop for parents, guardians, and adult family members seeking information about supporting children in their care. These workshops are limited in size to ensure participants have the opportunity to ask questions. Registration is required 24 hours prior to the workshop.

Upcoming workshops

Tuesday, November 14 | 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, November 18 | 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

How to get involved in your community: Donate to Judi's House

Donate to help us ensure no child is alone in grief

When you make a donation to Judi’s House/JAG Institute you’re directly supporting the 6 million children (1 in 12) who will be bereaved before they turn 18. Your gift allows us to provide comprehensive grief care for children and families through Judi’s House, at no cost. Your support also provides educational resources for schools and communities, and research that brings national attention to the issue of childhood bereavement through JAG Institute.

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