American Association of Caregiving Youth supports young unsung heroes

By Dr. Connie Siskowski and Keisha L Jackson In today’s modern society, child and teen caregivers are tackling big challenges against daunting odds, and often without support. They are youth whose strength of character needs to be recognized and valued widely in society. Yet it is ironic that many say young people today are self-centered […]

New Policy Report: The US Should Recognize and Support Caregiving Youth

With emerging evidence on the increasing prevalence of caregiving youth—that is, young people under age 18 who provide significant, ongoing care for a family member at home, we learn that caregiving is closely tied to youth’s academic, social, and emotional well-being; and discuss the challenges and uneven successes of identifying, measuring, and categorizing caregiving youth. […]