The UNC Center for Urban and Regional Studies presents:
A Brown Bag Lunch Seminar by Elizabeth Olson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Geography & Global Studies,
UNC-Chapel Hill and Spring 2017 CURS
Reading Room, New East 211 | Friday, September 29, 2017, 12:30-1:45 PM
Beverages and light dessert provided
A 2004 national survey found that approximately 1.3 million people under the age of 18 in the U.S. are providing care for parents, siblings, grandparents or other family members with chronic medical conditions, disability or age-related illness. However, young people are not recognized as caregivers in federal or local legislation, and the many impacts of caregiving are largely unfamiliar to U.S. educators, social workers and other service providers. Dr. Olson will present an overview of global and U.S. research on children who provide caregiving support for family members, and explain some of the diverse networks that support research and practice to benefit youth caregiving families in North Carolina.