News : 2014 : October

Miller School M.D./M.P.H. students Rammy Assaf, M.A., and Jennifer auf der Springe present the study findings at the AAP National Conference.

Hidden Population: Thousands of Youths Take on Caregiver Role

While the typical preteen or adolescent can be found playing sports or video games after school, more than 1.3 million spend their free time caring for a family member. These “caregiving youth” are a hidden population who are at risk of school failure and poor health due to the chronic physical and emotional stress of their responsibilities at home, said Julia Belkowitz, M.D.

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