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. Through the collaboration of The National Alliance for Children’s Grief (NACG)National PTANational Center for School Crisis and BereavementFirst Book, and The New York Life Foundation, this year’s month-long campaign features a unified approach that focuses on grief support in schools. 

The campaign strives 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

Check back soon for more resources and events.

The Center aims to be the leading expert in the fields of pediatric bereavement and crisis response in schools and communities, as it relates to coping with loss and fostering resiliency.

Resources for Educators:


Helping families in times of grief is at the heart of our foundation’s mission. Today, more than ever, children and families need support in navigating a world filled with grief and loss. Our purpose is to elevate the conversation and awareness about grief support by providing the acknowledgement and tools needed for a more grief-sensitive culture. We are proud to be one of the leading funders of childhood bereavement support in the country.




At First Book, we are building a path out of poverty through educational equity. Our purpose is as bold as it is urgent: To create systemic change. To ensure equal access to quality education. To empower and equip every educator who serves children in need. First Book provides educators with the brand new, high-quality books, educational resources, and other essentials needed to remove the barriers to learning for kids in need from birth to age 18.



National PTA comprises millions of families, students, teachers, administrators, and business and community leaders devoted to the educational success of children and the promotion of family engagement in schools. PTA is a registered 501(c) (3) nonprofit association that prides itself on being a powerful voice for all children, a relevant resource for families and communities, and a strong advocate for public education. Membership in PTA is open to anyone who wants to be involved and make a difference for the education, health and welfare of children and youth. 


  • Healthy Minds webpage which features to help families make mental health a daily priority. Resources include everything from guides on having productive family conversations about mental health to tips for better understanding and addressing mental health challenges such as grief and loss


The National Alliance for Children’s Grief (NACG) is a nonprofit organization that raises awareness about the needs of children and teens who are grieving a death and provides education and resources for anyone who supports them. Through the collective voice of our members and partners, we educate, advocate and raise awareness about childhood bereavement.

The NACG is a nationwide network comprised of professionals, institutions, and volunteers who promote best practices, educational programming, and critical resources to facilitate the mental, emotional and physical health of grieving children and their families.




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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