February is Black History Month
Childhood bereavement is a critical issue and an increasingly important national priority. The death of a parent, sibling, or other important person in a child’s life is one of the most frequently reported disruptive childhood experiences. Disparities in mortality rates across race and ethnic groups in the U.S. result in disproportionate youth bereavement prevalence. Understanding how children of different racial and ethnic background are impacted in essential to help every bereaved child find hope and healing.
Judi’s House/JAG Institute partnered with the New York Life Foundation to help support grieving children and families by creating the Childhood Bereavement Estimation Model.
March is Disabilities Awareness Month
Navigating the complex terrain of childhood grief becomes an even more intricate journey when considering the diverse spectrum of abilities children may possess. Recognizing that grief knows no boundaries, this resource aims to provide a comprehensive guide to best practices for supporting a child of all abilities through the grieving process. In a world that embraces diversity, inclusivity, and individuality, it is essential to understand the unique needs and challenges that children with varying abilities may encounter when coping with loss.