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COVID-19 bereavement resources:

Ask the expert:?Living through COVID-19.?
A fireside chat about communicating with children regarding the coronavirus between Heather Nesle, president of the New York Life Foundation and Donna Gaffney a consultant to the New York Life Foundation.

Care-giving amidst coronavirus: How do we support our children during a pandemic?
Q&A between Heather Nesle, president of the New York Life Foundation and Dr. Julie Kaplow,? founder of the SAMHSA-funded Trauma and Grief. Center.

COVID-19 Resources for School Communities
Developed by the National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement in partnership with the Coalition to Support Grieving Students, which was founded by The New York Life Foundation among others.?

Coping with Change & Loss: in support of children, teens, & families, this booklet was developed by one of the Foundation’s national partners, the National Alliance for Grieving Children.
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Support and resources:

National Alliance for?Grieving Children: Hero Toolkit in support of? Grieving?Children and Teens
This free toolkit developed for Children, teens and their support network, provides activities and conversations designed to empower each of us to become everyday 'heroes'.

National Bereavement Resource Guide: State by State Bereavement Listing
A list of each state's bereavement organizations to support bereaved children and their families.

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Surveys, Infographics, & Research

Surveys, Infographics, & Research
Below are highlights of our research, surveys, and opinion polls.

New York Life Grief Survey: Key Findings

Childhood Grief: A Pervasive Problem

Judi’s House: Childhood Bereavement Estimation Model

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Additional Resources

For Families
Articles to help assist in the healing process.

For School Communities
Programs and resources to support school communities and grieving students.

For All Communities
Resources to help build a community's resilience.

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Free Printed Materials

Order brochures and helpful tools to share with schools, communities and families.


The Two-Minute Drill with Brian Griese

Brian Griese played quarterback in the National Football League for 11 years, earning a Super Bowl ring and being selected an All-Pro while with the Denver Broncos.? Prior to his NFL career, Brian helped lead the University of Michigan to a share of the NCAA national championship in an undefeated season, while earning his degree in political science.? He is currently a college football and NFL analyst with ESPN.

Brian lost his mother Judi to breast cancer when he was 12 years old.? He and his wife Brook founded Judi’s House, a comprehensive bereavement center in Denver whose mission is to “help children and families grieving a death find connection and healing.” The nonprofit has provided care, free of charge, to over 10,000 individuals, reaching many thousands more through the research, education, and advocacy initiatives of JAG Institute.

Brian spoke with us about the ordeal of losing his mother.

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Our goal: 1,750 new “Grief-Sensitive Schools” in 2020.

1 in 14 will lose a parent or sibling by the time they are 18.

Through our Grief Sensitive School Initiative (GSSI), the New York Life Foundation will train thousands of New York Life employees and agents to give presentations about grief in schools and provide grants to support schools as they strive to become more grief-sensitive. They’ll serve as GSSI ambassadors to help raise educators’ awareness of grief’s impact on school-age children, and direct them to free online resources, including a state-by-state guide to local grief organizations and camps.

Inspiring stories to share.