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The Impact Caretaking Has On Children

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Jon Strelecki
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Tom Luljak and Melinda Kavanaugh

The prospect of caring for a family member at home who has serious health issues would be a daunting challenge for any of us. But imagine being a teenager – or even younger – and faced with the daily responsibility of taking care of a parent or other family member with a major medical problem.

Amazingly, more than a million kids are in just that situation. On this edition of UWM Today, host Tom Luljak talks with Melinda Kavanaugh, assistant professor in the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare. She has done extensive research on the issue.

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Tom Luljak hosted UWM Today on WUWM for more than two decades and is the inaugural host of Curious Campus.