Childhood bereavement is one of society’s most pervasive issues: one in twenty Americans will lose a parent or sibling before age 16 and the vast majority of children experience a significant loss by the time they complete high school. Yet bereaved children remain largely unseen and under-served within their communities and schools.
Recognizing the critical need to provide greater support to bereaved children and their families, the New York Life Foundation established childhood bereavement as a key focus area in 2008 – an issue at the heart of our company’s mission and day-to-day business.
Our Surveys/Opinion Polls:
- March 2010: New York Life and Comfort Zone Camp conduct Groundbreaking Survey of Childhood Loss
- November 2011: NAGC/New York Life Survey on Bereaved Parents
- March 2012: New York Life/NAGC Conduct First-Ever Poll of Grieving Kids
- December 2012: American Federation of Teachers/New York Life Foundation First-Ever Bereavement Survey
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Grief Reach: Supporting Local Bereavement Organizations through Request for Proposal Grant Program