ICYMI: Teens as Caregivers in SLJ for #MHYALit
I wrote an article about teens as caregivers for School Library Journal. You can read it here:
Current estimates suggest that there are 1.3 million households with caregiving youth, or 3.2 percent of all households with children between the ages of eight and 18. Child caregivers tend to live in homes with lower incomes, indicating the role economic factors often play. Families with higher incomes tend to have better access to health care and support services, easing the burden some children carry.
Filed under: #MHYALit
About Karen Jensen, MLS
Karen Jensen has been a Teen Services Librarian for almost 30 years. She created TLT in 2011 and is the co-editor of The Whole Library Handbook: Teen Services with Heather Booth (ALA Editions, 2014).
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