OTTAWA, July 3, 2012 /CNW/ - When we think of people providing care to
adults and seniors, we tend to picture an older family member in
mid-to-late career or in retirement, yet researchers have found that
approximately 12% of young Canadians aged 12-17 are "young carers".
Today, the Vanier Institute is releasing the newest Contemporary Family
Trends paper, Young Carers in Canada - The Hidden Costs and Benefits of Young
Caregiving by Grant Charles, Tim Stainton & Sheila Marshall from the School of
Social Work, University of British Columbia.
This paper explores the range of personal, social and economic costs and
consequences when young family members take on a primary caregiving
role. More… www.vanierinstitute.ca/modules/news/newsitem.php?ItemId=444
SOURCE Vanier Institute of the Family
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