Two "When a Child Dies" surveys have been completed by The Compassionate Friends, the first in 1999 and the second in 2006. The surveys allow a better of understanding of how grief after the death of a child affects bereaved parents in the areas of work and marriage (and divorce). They also allow us to find out where bereaved parents are finding support following the death of their child. The studies also look at knowledge and awareness of The Compassionate Friends and other major bereavement organizations.
When a Child Dies 1999 Survey
When a Child Dies 2006 Survey
Press Release: Oct. 12, 2006: Only 16 Percent of Bereaved Parents Divorce, New Survey Reveals
Press Release: Oct. 12, 2006: Employers Need to Work on Bereavement Support, Survey Finds