Children’s Grief Awareness Month (CGAM) is dedicated to raising awareness about the prevalence and the potential impact of the death of a loved one on a young person. Since childhood bereavement is one of the Foundation’s strategic focus areas, we annually engage in efforts to elevate awareness about this issue and this year, we are partnering with the National Alliance for Children’s Grief (NACG) to host a one-day conference on November 1, 2022. The conference will cover the evolution of grief support for young people as well as illuminate the increased need for grief support services due to the societal impact of COVID-19, recent tragedies, race relations, and more. Conference attendees will have the opportunity to learn from experts in this space including NYLF thought leaders.

Our goal to for this important month is to:

  • Raise awareness about the prevalence, support, tools, and resources available to school communities
  • Encourage conversations about grief support in school communities
  • Provide an opportunity to educate, advocate, and raise awareness about grieving children and their families

Our Partners


Our partner at the National Alliance for Children’s Grief (NACG) created a digital calendar with links to virtual events hosted throughout Children’s Grief Awareness Month by our core partners.

Additional Events

Scholastic Awards Alumni Panel: Creating Through Grief

Thursday, November 11, 2021 | 7:00–8:00 pm ET

Register now!

Join us to meet a panel of Scholastic Award-winning alum and hear how they turned their stories of grief and loss into art and healing. Works about personal grief, loss, and bereavement are eligible for the New York Life Award, which offers scholarships up to $1,000. This panel and scholarship are made possible by support from the New York Life Foundation. 

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