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Youth are also family caregivers

American Association of Caregiving YouthYouth are also family caregivers, with a coinciding limiting effect on their ability to absorb educational and social development similar to their peers, says the American Association of Caregiving Youth. A report worth revisiting: The Silent Epidemic: Perspectives of High School Dropouts (2006), which reported that among students who drop out of school for personal reasons, 22 percent do so to care for a family member. 12/14/2012