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December 22nd 2016:Encore: Help for Children Caregivers: American Association of Caregiving Youth

In this Episode Dr. Connie Siskowski, founder of the American Association for Caregiving Youth awakens us to the reality that 1.4 million children in this country sacrifice their education, health, well-being and childhood to provide care for family members who are ill, injured, aging or have disabilities. Isolated, often facing tasks and medical responsibilities that would challenge adults, these children are often invisible to schools and communities. Dr. Siskowski, who was recognized as one of the CNN’s Top Ten Heroes in 2012 offers a powerful answer. In the back and forth with host, Suzan

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Dr. Connie Siskowski

Dr. Connie Siskowski, nurse and educator and one of CNN’s Top Ten Heroes in 2012 is the moving force behind the establishment of the American Association for Caregiving Youth. This association includes the Caregiving Youth Project, the first US program to support the hidden population of child caregivers. Personally knowing the challenges of caregiving as a child, and recognizing that there are over 1.4 million children in that role, her dream is for all family caregivers to be honored and respected but especially youth for their contributions to family and to society. She and her team feel strongly that no child in the US should have to drop out of school because he or she has to care for
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Dr. Anne Faraone

Dr. Anne Faraone brings over four decades of experience in education to the American Association for Caregiving Youth including Assistant Dean of the Graduate School of Education and Services at St. John’s University and Director of the Department of Student Intervention Services in Palm Beach County. As an advocate for the most vulnerable youth, Dr. Faraone has created a culture of cooperation and collaboration between agencies and schools to address the multiple barriers faced by caregiving youth. Her advocacy reaches both local and national levels.
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Kim Fort LMSW

Kim Fort LMSW is a Licensed Social Worker and the Youth Development Specialist for The American Association of Caregiving Youth since 2012. In her work she develops programs and works with youth caregivers to help them know they are not alone. By bringing them together, her role in this program reduces isolation and offers support and connection. From Field Trips to overnight camps, recreational and social activities, she plays a major role in supporting the children’s emotional needs and resilience.
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Cara Zimmerman, MSW

Cara Zimmerman, MSW, is the Care Coordinator for the Caregiving Youth Project (CYP) of the American Association of Caregiving Youth. As Care Coordinator, Cara conducts home assessments and follow up home visits with linkages to many resources, including respite for families of CYP participants.
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https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2506/psych-up-live 26/10/2017 11:00 26/10/2017 12:00 Psych Up Live https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2506/psych-up-live In this Episode Dr. Connie Siskowski, founder of the American Association for Caregiving Youth awakens us to the reality that 1.4 million children in this country sacrifice their education, health, well-being and childhood to provide care for family members who are ill, injured, aging or have disabilities. Isolated, often facing tasks and medical responsibilities that would challenge adults, these children are often invisible to schools and communities. Dr. Siskowski, who was recognized as one of the CNN’s Top Ten Heroes in 2012 offers a powerful answer. In the back and forth with host, Suzanne Phillips, she shares her personal history and the motivation for developing The American Association for Caregiving Youth, which includes “The Caregiving Youth Project.” She is joined by the professional interdisciplinary team of this project, Dr. Anne Faraone, Kim Fort LMSW and Cara Zimmerman MSW who share their roles in making the lives of child caregivers possible, healthy and hopeful. VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio studio@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
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