In our Great State of Texas, consider the following statistics:

  • There are close to 3 million children between the ages of 8-14 years of age
  • Up to 5% of children will experience the death of a parent before the end of high school
  • 50% of the youth under age 21 in an urban inner city were found to experience the sudden unexpected death of a close relative or friend


  • After someone dies, children feel saddened, confused, isolated, guilty or even ashamed
  • Children with unresolved childhood grief following the death of a father are five times more likely to commit suicide, nine times more likely to drop out of high school and 20 times more likely to have behavioral disorders
  • For some young people, grief cast aside or ignored can lead to life-long problems with school, work and relationships


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