Childhood Bereavement Estimation Model (CBEM)

According to the recently released Childhood Bereavement Estimation Model (CBEM), an estimated 1 out of 15 children in the U.S. will experience the death of a parent or sibling before they reach the age of 18. Over 4.8 million children in the U.S. will experience the death of a parent or sibling before they reach adulthood—and this number more than doubles by age 25, to 12.7 million. Childhood bereavement is a prevalent and critical public health issue that can have a profound impact on future wellbeing but has long been overlooked.

The Childhood Bereavement Estimation Model (CBEM), a quantitative tool developed by Judi’s House/JAG Institute, produces prevalence rates of youth who have or will experience the death of a biological parent and/or sibling by a given age, within a defined geography.

The information presented on the CBEM site and in the accompanying materials aggregates data from 2012 to 2016. The information will be updated annually as new data are available. Learn more at www.judishouse.org/CBEM.

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Download the Full Nationwide Infographic from www.judishouse.org/CBEM

CBEM ToolKit Available for Download with State Specific Estimates

Judi's House/JAG Institute has created a toolkit to help others use the recently released Childhood Bereavement Estimation Model (CBEM) to improve public awareness about the magnitude of childhood bereavement. Explore this toolkit and download customizable materials including sample newsletter content, social media posts, and graphics for your state.

These resources can help you quantify and contextualize childhood bereavement as a public health issue in your community to help you bring more awareness and funding to this largely overlooked issue.

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Source:
Judi’s House/JAG Institute, The Childhood Bereavement Estimation Model (CBEM), https://www.judishouse.org/cbem/. Accessed August 12, 2018.