One child in 20 will have a parent die before they graduate from high school. (U.S. Bureau of Census, 1990)
Statistics show that one child in every seven will experience the death of an immediate family member by the age of ten. (Children's Bereavement Center of South Texas, 2005).
It is estimated that 73,000 children die every year in the U.S., of those children, 83 percent have surviving siblings (Annie's Hope, 2005).
86%-92% of young people in drug and rehabilitation treatment programs have experienced the death of a loved one (Columbia University).
In the U.S. 70% of primary schools have bereaved students and 85% of secondary schools reported post-bereavement problems. (Columbia University).
One (bereaved) child in five is likely to develop a psychiatric disorder...the highest rates of reported difficulties are found in boys (Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry).
85% of all prisoners on death row experienced the death of a parent during their childhood (The Morning Star, Virginia Simpson, Phd.)
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