ICYMI: Teens as Caregivers in SLJ for #MHYALit

I wrote an article about teens as caregivers for School Library Journal. You can read it here: Current estimates suggest that there are 1.3 million households with caregiving youth, or 3.2 percent of all households with children between the ages of eight and 18. Child caregivers tend to live in homes with lower incomes, indicating […]

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I wrote an article about teens as caregivers for School Library Journal. You can read it here:

Current estimates suggest that there are 1.3 million households with caregiving youth, or 3.2 percent of all households with children between the ages of eight and 18. Child caregivers tend to live in homes with lower incomes, indicating the role economic factors often play. Families with higher incomes tend to have better access to health care and support services, easing the burden some children carry.

You can read all the posts as part of the Mental Health in YA Lit Discussion here.

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