Caregiving by Children, Adolescents, and Emerging Young Adults
The objective of this program is to conduct research to identify the prevalence, characteristics, and needs of young caregiving populations as well as to develop supportive interventions and develop recommendations for improved policies and practices to support caregiving youth and emerging your adults. These are two populations whose presence and needs have largely been unrecognized. This work involves a collaboration with the American Association of Caregiving Youth, the Caregiving Youth Research Collaborative, and the Veterans Administration.
- To develop a funding base based on the synergistic goals and resources of members of the Caregiving Youth Research Collaborative to improve the health and well-being, educational success, resilience, and healthy developmental advancement of young caregivers.
- To submit research findings through articles in high-quality journals.
- To develop educational resources for health and educational professionals.
- To develop recommendations for improved policies and practices through research and advocacy.
Long Term Impact
- Dissemination of research findings to support caregiving youth and young adults.
- Development of empirical databases with researchers throughout the U.S.
- Development of training and educational modules for a range of professionals.
- Implementation of policies and practices that recognize the needs of and support for youth, young adults, and their families.