Caring for young caregivers

Young caregivers are especially vulnerable to social isolation, mental health challenges and lower educational attainment. For the estimated 47% of young carers who attend classes, chronic lateness, absenteeism, insufficient time for assignments, anxiety and problems focusing can make balancing schoolwork and caregiving a challenge. Here are some helpful policies, strategies and accommodations that can be made for students, as well as provide external resources to support them.


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