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20180427 153550 EditedDaniel Polen is a marketing and operations manager at Photo and Go, LLC. He moved to Boca Raton, FL with his family in 2002. He did his undergraduate at the University of Miami and is involved in their alumni network. He believes in a strong commitment to volunteer and charity work. Daniel is active with the Jimmy V Foundation to End Cancer, Tri-County Animal Rescue, Fairchild Botanical Gardens in Miami, and Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C.He has been a mentor with AACY for nearly two years. ​

While my own health and fitness is a huge priority for me, the well-being of my children is even more important. And really, when I think about it, the healthier they are, the happier they are - and if they’re happy, *I’m* happy, so it’s a win-win for all of us!

I know how important kids’ health and safety is to parents (being one myself), and I’ve found lots of great, informative resources on the subject. I’m passing them on.

Gardening at Home with Kids

Nutrition for Kids: Helping Children Get Off to a Good Start

Motivating Kids to be Active

How to Create an Autism-Friendly Environment for Kids

Minding the Kids in Divorce: Minimizing the Mental Health Impact

Mental Illness in Children: Signs, Types, & Causes

5 Serious Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore in Kids

Coping with a Child’s Illness While You’re in Recovery: Learn Coping Methods While Going Through This Difficult Time

Joseph Pores, CEO

Joe PoresJoseph Pores’ career is rooted in hospitality and excellent customer service. Having survived heart surgery as a young man, Pores truly understands the challenges and stress which arise when dealing with life-threatening situations. Because of this he is able to ensure that Call 4 Health responds to every call with the necessary concern and efficiency.
As CEO of Call 4 Health, Pores makes certain that all employees are specifically trained in providing professional and accurate service, based on compassion and integrity. Pores is committed to the betterment of his industry.
Since Pores believes that health care and education are two of the most imperative issues affecting communities nationwide, he is especially committed to his hometown community. A pivotal figure in the health care industry, he remains devoted to providing both personal and professional support in the areas of education and health care.
Open Educators listed some great parenting resources below that they hope you find value in. They’ve included some articles with practical parenting advice as well as some focused on kids’ and parents’ mental health (They know how difficult this type of information can be to find).  

Corey A King EditedDr. King is the Vice President for Student Affairs. He is responsible for all aspects of student life, promoting a campus culture that embraces academic excellence, social and personal development and civic responsibility. The departments/offices within Student Affairs include Campus Recreation, Counseling and Psychological Services, Dean of Students Office, FAU Career Center, Owls Care Health Promotion, Housing and Residential Life, International Student and Scholar Services, Marketing/Communications and Technology Services, Military & Veterans Affairs, Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, New Student Orientation, Parent/Family Programs & Student Affairs Development, Upward Bound, Student Accessibility Services, Student Conduct, Student Health Services, Student Government, Student Involvement, Student Media, Student Union, and the Weppner Center for LEAD & Service-Learning.

Dr. King is also an Associate Graduate Faculty with the department of Educational Leadership and Research Methodology within the College of Education.
Dr. King holds a Bachelor of Science in Curriculum & Instruction and a Master of Science in Higher Education Administration/Student Affairs from Florida State University. He received a Doctorate of Educational Administration & Leadership from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Rosie I Martin Edited Rosie Inguanzo-Martin is president and CEO of Allegiance Home Health. In her position, she overseas patient care, operations, marketing, finance, human resources, safety regulations, compliance and public relations. Her company has a Medicare Star Rating 4.5 out of 5 Stars and has been awarded HomeCare Elite for the past 5 out of 7 years. HomeCare Elite is awarded to the top 25% of the 10,000 home health agencies in the United States. She has also been awarded 2016 Small Business of the Year by the Greater Boca Raton Chamber. Rosie believes in creating a culture of caring, commitment, and communication within her business. She has created a management team to help her guide employees to follow Allegiance’s mission of delivering superior overall healthcare to meet each patient’s individual needs in the comfort of their own home. She believes in leading by example.
Prior to becoming President and CEO in 2005 she was the Administrator at Martin Physical Therapy. She oversaw development, planning, and operations and headed the sales department. During her tenure she helped distinguish Martin Physical Therapy as one of the preeminent rehab facilities in Palm Beach County.
Rosie graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a degree in Specific Learning Disabilities. She is a member of the FAU Alumni Association and Owl Scholarship Fund. She decided to become a teacher and help children in honor of the passing of her nephew Brandon from Leukemia. Although, Rosie’s company is dedicated to helping care for seniors she has had the honor of giving back to the community. She is involved in children’s and adult non-profits such as the American Association of Care Giving Youth, Downtown Boca Raton Rotary, Boca Raton Children’s Museum, Florence Fuller, Junior League and Legends on the Links. She has also volunteered for Habilitation Center for the Handicap, Caridad Health Clinic and The Soup Kitchen.
She was also very active at St. Joan of Arc where she was the Auction Chair 2014. She has been a homeroom mom from 2004 to 2015. She is a member of several committees within the school and is part of the Coat of Arms Society at St. Joan of Arc. At Saint John Paul II Academy she is a Freshman Class representative parent.
Rosie is active in the National Parkinson’s Foundation which helps provide educational lectures and social services for adults afflicted with Parkinson’s including their caregivers. She is also Allied Team Trained through the National Parkinson’s Foundation. Her company actively helps seniors by sponsoring several events throughout the year to help keep seniors active and involved in their communities.
Rosie was born in Havana, Cuba. She was 5 months old when her and her family arrived on the Freedom Flights. Rosie always had the desire to become an entrepreneur like many of her family members. She is grateful to her loving husband Joe for all of his support. She shows her gratitude by volunteering and sponsoring several nonprofit organizations. She truly enjoys giving back to the community to make a positive impact for those in need. Her favorite quote is, “It is easy to take liberty for granted, when you have never had it taken from you.” Author Unknown


martin Hunicutt EditedVP, Grant and Strategic Alliance Development at Scienta Healthcare Education
Scienta Healthcare Education
East Carolina University - College of Business
Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina Area
Specialties: Pharmaceutical product marketing, sales & drug development project management; CRO marketing, sales,out-licensing, full P&L and operations management experiences; CME provider grant and strategic alliance development.



Univision did a story on Alejandro.  Alejandro is a youth caregiver who cares for both his younger and older brothers. AACY Caregiving Youth Project supports students like Alejandro to achieve success in balancing their school and caregiving responsibilities. This video was produced by Univision. Yes, this is in Spanish 



Listen to Dr. Ann Faraone discuss youth caregivers on ArtistFirst.com Radio Network with Harriet Tramer from Jan 17, 2018.    


What it's like to care for multiple family members at age 15

Jonathan is 15 years old and lives in Palm Beach, FL with his mother, who has MS; his younger brother, who has a cranial disorder; and his grandmother, who was recently diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. Jonathan, the only able-bodied person in his home during the week, cares for his mother, brother and grandmother before and after school, while simultaneously managing his football and school schedule.  See the HBO segment at https://news.vice.com/en_us/ar ticle/paqdny/what-its-like-to- take-care-of-multiple-family- members-at-age-15


AACY would like to thank The Palm Beach Post for selecting and sharing the Cius Family’s story in your Season to Share article.  


aacyspacerCaring.com published an article about how young caregivers in the U.S. face adult challenges.  It discusses how caregiving has profound impact on children and teens.  Here's a link to the article:  Young Caregivers in the U.S. Face Adult Challenges


Saddle up presentation



Caregiving Youth in Ireland receives Carer of the Year award.


The latest blog in the Back to School Series of the APA Public Interest Directorate’s Psychology Benefits Society is “The Hidden Population of Caregiving Youth in Our Schools” written by Ann Farone, EdD (Director of Education Services, American Association of Caregiving Youth (AACY), Connie Siskowski, RN, PhD (Founder, AACY), and Carol D. Goodheart, EdD (APA 2010 President). It discusses the challenges caregiving youth may face, both at home and at school, and how schools can identify and support these students. Read the full article here: http://bit.ly/2xLyT4p


Screenshot Final Brunch

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 Family Caregivers Win in Hawaii!


Palm Beach Post Article:


 American Association of Caregiving Youth: Helping caregivers




Matrix Care Introduces 2K4Care Program

MatrixCare, the largest long term post-acute care (LTPAC) technology provider in the United States, introduces the 2K4Care program as a new component of the MatrixCare Gives corporate philanthropy initiative. The MatrixCare 2K4Care program recognizes the hard work and dedication of caregivers by awarding $1,000 each month to a caregiver of a MatrixCare Home Care client for utilizing the mobile time and attendance or telephony solutions. Each clock-in and clock-out event generates an additional opportunity for that caregiver to win the monthly drawing. In addition, MatrixCare will donate $1,000 each month to the American Association of Caregiving Youth (AACY), a non-profit organization based in Boca Raton, Florida, that assists youth who serve as a caregiver for someone in their own home..  Read More 










CS Todays Caregiver

Link to caregiver.com

Link to the September-October Edition

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Going Back to School is Stressful for Children Caring for Disabled or Elderly Family
State Farm® and ADT® Donate Medical Alert Devices to Caregiving Youth Project
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Click here to view the Back to School Brunch Presentation.

FAU's first lady tells her caregiving story at brunch (Sun-Sentinel) 


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