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Did you know that there are over a million kids under 18 who are caregivers in the U.S.? Find out the 6 Things these Million Kids Have in Common in this upcoming on-line conversation with Real Women on Health!
These are children under age 18, at least 1.2 million, who caregive for an ailing parent, grandparent or sibling on an ongoing basis. For many of these kids, they are caring for at least one parent or grandparent, with a chronic condition or a disabled lifestyle, resulting in school dropouts or inability to get the most out of school on an ongoing basis.
“The main reason why children undertake inappropriate caring roles is a lack of adequate support services for their ill/disabled relatives. If appropriate and adequate support services are not provided, most of the care and support required falls to family members.”
Statistical profiles of young carers. Centre for Child and Family Research. Evidence Issue 3; Aldridge & Becker, 2003.
Join Kelley Connors, MPH, Host of Real Women on Health, with Connie Siskowski, PhD, AACY and Goldie Erowele, RPh, MBA, Founder, CareNovateMag.com for an informative and compelling conversation to raise awareness around caregiving youth.
Please contact via email Kelley Connors if you're a social impact blogger who would like to help us raise awareness about this hidden epidemic, and we'll bring you in to the show for our live conversation and share the embeddable radio player!
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