Childhood Bereavement Changemaker (CBC) Collaborative

The Childhood Bereavement Changemaker Collaborative is an initiative developed by Judi’s House/JAG Institute in partnership with the New York Life Foundation to support agencies in using the Childhood Bereavement Estimation Model (CBEM) to better understand grief in their communities.

This initiative provides organizations with a unique opportunity to gain detailed information about childhood bereavement in their own communities.  Equipped with this knowledge, organizations will have the data necessary to inform planning, influence change, increase funding, and enhance overall impact ensuring bereaved children in their communities have the care they need. 

Chosen CBC Collaborative participants will receive:

  • Collaboration with the experienced Judi’s House/JAG Institute (JH/JAG) team of researchers, clinicians, and multi-disciplinary staff

  • Access to JH/JAG resources and networks

  • Comprehensive community needs assessment/gap analysis

  • Customized CBEM report designed to support organizational strategic goals and objectives

  • Meeting coordination and forum for CBC Community

  • Technical assistance

  • Practical recommendations

  • Connection and engagement with other local and national partners in the childhood bereavement field

  • Identification as a partner in the CBC Collaborative

If your organization is committed to elevating childhood bereavement as a critical issue in your community, then please review and complete the Childhood Bereavement Changemaker Collaborative Request for Proposal in its entirety and submit no later than 5pm MDT on Friday, August 30, 2019

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Childhood Bereavement Changemaker Collaborative Timeline:


  • June 20, 2019: CBC Collaborative RFPs open

  • August 30, 2019: CBC Collaborative RFPs due

  • November 22, 2019: Selected CBCs announced

  • December 2019: CBC participation in calls with JH/JAG to create and approve 2020 collaboration timelines


  • Q1 - Q2 2020: Initial CBC interviews and consultations

  • Q1 - Q4 2020: Participation in scheduled CBC learning community sessions

  • Q4 2020: Review, refine, confirm CBC report strategy drafts


  • Q1 2021: Reports and recommendations shared with CBCs

  • Q1 2021 - Q3 2021: Participation in scheduled CBC learning community sessions

  • Q2 - Q3 2021: Technical assistance from JH/JAG available to CBCs

  • September 2021: CBC feedback consultations

    *Specific dates and timelines for each year of the CBC Collaborative will be created and approved by JH/JAG and each CBC in December annually.

Judi’s House/JAG Institute partnered with the New York Life Foundation to help support grieving children and families by creating the Childhood Bereavement Estimation Model (CBEM).