JAG Institute is a national center of excellence that provides groundbreaking research, education and training to help communities understand the magnitude of childhood bereavement and gain the evidence-based tools they need to address this critical public health issue. We encourage collaboration and connection to build capacity, elevate awareness and motivate decision makers to join us in committing to the promise that no child should be alone in grief.
Developed in partnership with the New York Life Foundation, the Childhood Bereavement Estimation Model (CBEM) approximates rates of U.S. children and youth who will experience the death of a parent or sibling by the time they reach adulthood.
This report uses data from 2017 to 2021, the five most recent years of data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to approximate rates of U.S. children and youth who will experience the death of a parent or sibling by age 18 and 25.Explore the data
Reports are available with state-specific data for all 50 U.S. states. These reports approximate rates of U.S. children and youth who will experience the death of a parent or sibling by age 18 and 25 at the state-level.View the reports
This report compares childhood bereavement rates before and after the onset of COVID-19. The report provides a point-in-time (snapshot) perspective of the number of children under age 18 who experienced a parent death in each year from 2017-2021.View the report
Get the data you need to demonstrate how childhood bereavement 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 childhood bereavement.