The Dougy Center is selected as one of six Childhood Bereavement Changemakers in the US

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The Dougy Center was recently named one of six Childhood Bereavement Changemakers (CBC). After a thorough vetting and interview process that involved more than 30 unique organizations representing 20 states, The Dougy Center emerged as a passionate leader focused on improving the future and strengthening outcomes for grieving youth. CBCs join a collaborative initiative developed by Denver-based grief care organization, Judi’s House/JAG Institute (JH/JAG) in partnership with the New York Life Foundation.

The CBC Collaborative brings together diverse agencies from across the nation that want to understand how local results from the Childhood Bereavement Estimation Model (CBEM) can inform service planning, increase funding, and enhance overall impact. This understanding is key to mobilizing care for the estimated 1 in 17 children in the Portland area who will experience the death of a parent or sibling by age 18.

The Dougy Center is joined by the following national partners:
Alive Hospice, Nashville, Tennessee
Children’s Bereavement Center of South Texas, San Antonio, Texas
Greater Philadelphia Grief Collaborative, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The Grief Center of Southwest Colorado, Durango, Colorado
OUR HOUSE Grief Support Center, Los Angeles, California

More information on the Childhood Bereavement Estimation Model (CBEM) can be found here.

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