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Young Carers in Canada: An Invisible Population

The article provides an overview on what is known about young carers in general and identify in and services in Canada. Young carers are defined as being anyone under the age of 18 years who is the primary caregiver in the family due to the parental illness, disability or addiction. It discusses the potential short and long term consequences of having to take on a care giving role within one's family that is age appropriately greater than one would expect in most families.

Additional Titles
Relational Child & Youth Care Practice
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Key Information

Type of Reference
Jour
Type of Work
Article
ISBN/ISSN
1705625X
Resource Database
A9h
Publication Year
2008
Issue Number
4
Volume Number
21
Start Page
5-12