A Public Health Priority: Exploring the 2019 Childhood Bereavement Estimation Model State and National Results

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Presentation Description

The Childhood Bereavement Estimation Model (CBEM) is an essential tool in the efforts to elevate childhood bereavement to a public health priority. Developed at Judi’s House/JAG Institute in partnership with the New York Life Foundation and initially released in 2018, the CBEM is a first of its kind statistical approach to approximating the magnitude of childhood bereavement nationally and regionally. This webinar will examine changes in national and regional results that emerged from the 2019 CBEM reports. We will focus specifically on state level data exploring the intersection of childhood bereavement and the opioid crisis that has devastated families across the nation. Finally, the presenters will discuss ways participants can use data from the 2019 CBEM reports to advocate for increased attention for childhood bereavement.


1. Explain changes between the 2018 and 2019 CBEM reports

2. Understand the 2019 CBEM results exploring the intersection of parental bereavement, opioid overdose deaths, and related trends

3. Identify one opportunity to use data from the 2019 CBEM reports locally to help elevate childhood bereavement to a public health priority

About the Presenters

Laura Landry, PhD is the Director of Evaluation and Research at Judi’s House/JAG Institute. She has 12 years’ experience evaluating community‐based programs and large‐scale prevention initiatives as well as building the capacity of organizations to utilize data to drive decisions. In her role, Laura oversees the Evaluation and Research Initiative, a core component of the Comprehensive Grief Care Model® followed at Judi’s House/JAG Institute. This Initiative focuses on evaluation of our services, research on the impact and course of childhood bereavement, and dissemination of data on the prevalence of childhood bereavement to inform advocates and practitioners working in the field.

Michaeleen (Micki) Burns, PhD, is the Chief Clinical Officer at Judi’s House and JAG Institute (JH/JAG). She is a Licensed Psychologist with 17 years’ experience providing assessment and therapeutic support to families facing adversity. In her work, she has witnessed the lasting, negative impact of unaddressed grief. She is dedicated to insuring that appropriate services are available for all and to raising childhood bereavement to a level of critical public health importance. She oversees JH/JAG’s core initiatives—Direct Service, Evaluation and Research, and Training and Education—that work towards the JH/JAG vision that no child should be alone in grief.

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