The American Association of Caregiving Youth is the national resource for support and advocacy on behalf of caregiving youth in the United States. Headquartered in Florida, the AACY will be advising on the governance and research outcomes of the network. AACY’s vision is that “every that every youth caring for ill, injured, elderly or disabled family members will achieve success in school and life.”

 

coglogoThe Triangle J Area Agency on Aging oversees the mandate of the 1965 Older Americans Act (amended) for the seven county region of the Triangle J Council of Regional Governments. By partnering with other organizations, they provide assistance, information and support for aging adults and their families. The Family Caregiving Support Program has been an important collaborator in building informational networks to development an understanding of the needs of youth caregivers and aging adults in this region of North Carolina.

 

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The Caregiving Youth Research Collaborative is a national network of researchers and practitioners working on behalf of caregiving youth in the United States. Representing diverse expertise across medicine, nursing, social work, child and youth studies, geriatrics, and the humanities, members of CYRC offer national and international insights into youth and family caregiving policy, research priorities, and emerging academic and practitioner collaborations.

 

We are actively seeking to extend our collaborating organizations. If your organization, group or community is interested in collaborating with our network, please contact PI Elizabeth Olson at eaolson@email.unc.edu