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The Forgotten Youths Who Are Caregivers For Their Families

Washington, D.C., (April 1, 2024) – Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Podcast Sheds Light on Young Family Caregivers | A new episode of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health‘s podcast, “Public Health On Call,” tackles the often-overlooked issue of young family caregivers.

The episode, titled “740 – The Forgotten Youths Who Are Caregivers For Their Families,” highlights the experiences of children who provide care for chronically ill, elderly, disabled, or injured family members.

These young caregivers, often invisible within support systems, face significant challenges that can impact their education, health, and well-being.

The podcast features Dr. Connie Siskowski, RN, PhD, founder and president of the American Association of Caregiving Youth, and Dr. Julie Belkowitz, a pediatrician at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Together with Dr. Josh Sharfstein, they discuss the unique needs of young caregivers and explore solutions to help them thrive alongside their caregiving responsibilities.

To listen to the episode, visit Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Podcast “Public Health On Call”: https://johnshopkinssph.libsyn.com/740-the-forgotten-youths-who-are-caregivers-for-their-families