Bereavement START THE CHANGE! The Nation’s Center for the Advancement of Bereavement Care

Bereavement START THE CHANGE!

The Nation’s Center for the
Advancement of Bereavement Care

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NPR Weekend Edition

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An NPR Interview with

Ken Feinberg

Victim Compensation Advocate and Attorney
Key Administrator of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund

with
Scott Simon

Discussing

The White House Office of
Bereavement Care

The Petition

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White House Office of
Bereavement Care

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White House Office of
Bereavement Care

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Bereavement

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Employerpledge

EMPLOYERS
ARE LEADING CHANGE

The Employers Bereavement Leave Pledge

As our nation faces the COIVD-19, drug overdoses, suicide and mass gun violence events, employers are forced to acknowledge bereavement and its implications for families, while staying solvent and productive. To provide employers guidance on bereavement leave policies, we have developed four recommendations that employers can use to ease employees back into the workplace and create a culture of goodwill.

A Digital Summit

Advancing Bereavement Care For All

Watch this special Evermore digital event

Summit

A national conversation on how the death of a loved one impacts us all

SPECIAL SUMMIT GUESTS

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Ken Feinberg

Victim Compensation Advocate and Attorney
Key Administrator of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund

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Casey Affleck

Academy Award-Winning Actor
Mass Casualty Victim Advocate

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Jenna Kirkpatrick

Poet, Educator and
Evermore Advocate

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Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, PhD

Speaker,Writer,Strategist
Founder of Global Policy Solutions

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Cindy McCain

Wife of Senator John McCain

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Vanessa Kirby

Actress, Star of
“Pieces of a Woman”

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Ellen Burstyn

Academy Award-winning Actress,
Star of “Pieces of a Woman”

When You Lose Someone Like That

Written by Steve Seskin and Seth Glier
For the Inaugural Summit ForEvermore: Advancing Bereavement Care for All

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Our Priorities

1

BEREAVEMENT RESEARCH SAVES LIVES

Bereavement causes significant health declines, even premature death among some survivors, including bereaved parents, siblings and spouses. Yet, our nation spends little to no funding to support the health of family members in the aftermath. We need to better understand the implications of bereavement and how to prevent associated health outcomes.

2

MEANINGFUL AND TAILORED SUPPORT PROGRAMS FOR FAMILIES

Families from all walks of life, all races, all religions and all pockets of the United States should have access to programs that stabilize families and stem health declines. Losing a child to inner city street violence is different than losing an aging father to suicide in rural America. All families, regardless of wealth, geography, religion, culture, race or cause of death, have different needs and require tailored supports and resources.

3

QUALITY EDUCATION & RESOURCES FOR PROFESSIONALS

Working with bereaved families before, during and after the death of a loved one takes remarkable resolve and compassion. Whether it is law enforcement, medical staff, first responders or death investigators, professionals need more resources to help families cope with the death, its aftermath and the secondary traumas that may ensue. Resources may include how to provide death notification, transition a rescue attempt to a crime scene or how professionals themselves cope with the stresses, traumas and the emotional intensity of the job.