Articles

March 2021

WPBF News Features AACY

Thank you to all of our supporters, who make helping families like The Prophets, a reality.
And, thank you for WPBF for this coverage!

January 2021

Dr. Connie Siskowski Featured in Boca Magazine, January 2021 Issue

We are so proud of our Founder and President, Connie Siskowski, RN, PhD, who is featured in the January 2021 edition of Boca Magazine! 

November 2020

Dr. Connie Siskowski and AACY Featured in Recent Podcasts

AACY founder and president Dr. Connie Siskowski had the pleasure recently to be featured on the JustStart Podcast, created by nationally recognized, Boca Raton High School English Teacher Jordan Hernandez. We are grateful to Jordan for taking the time to learn about AACY and helping us to continue to spread our message, so that the voices of our Caregiving Youth can be heard!

Dr. Siskowski was also interviewed for the No Barriers of Fort Collins, CO podcast. Kicking off their newest series featuring Caregivers, No Barriers interviewed Dr. Siskowski, who speaks about the hidden, often-overlooked population of caregivers in our society: children. AACY and No Barriers are excited to grow their partnership in support of our Caregiving Youth! 


 

No Barriers Caregiving Podcast Series

In a recent podcast series, No Barriers USA explores the various roles of Caregiving. In addition to interviewing Dr. Siskowski about the role of caregiving youth, No Barriers also focused on other Caregiving roles:
 

Hope Loves Company

Among the many resources Hope Loves Company offers is a series of podcasts, including a podcast about Life as a Caregiver, and the journey of caring for a loved one who has ALS.

Friday, November 15, 2019/OPTUM

Opioid Crisis Helps Expose Hidden Problem of Youths Becoming Caregivers

Date: Monday, May 20, 2019
Category: Articles
Summary: May 8, 2019 by Gary A. Enos, Editor, Addiction Professional more…

Univision's Story on Alejandro

Date: Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Category: Articles
Summary: 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. more…

Generous High School Student is Ailing Mother’s Caregiver

Date: Monday, December 18, 2017
Category: Articles
Summary: 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. more…

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

Date: Monday, December 18, 2017
Category: Articles
Summary: 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. more…

Young Carer 'Delighted' With Award

Date: Thursday, November 23, 2017
Category: Articles
Summary: Caregiving Youth in Ireland receives Carer of the Year award. more…

Young Caregivers in the U.S. Face Adult Challenges

Date: Thursday, November 2, 2017
Category: Articles
Summary: Caring.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. more…

NYT - Supporting Children Who Serve as Caregivers

Date: Monday, May 23, 2016
Category: Articles
Summary: By Jane E. Brody - This is an article about Connie Siskowski, a registered nurse in Boca Raton, Fl more…

Invisible Caregivers

Date: Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Category: Articles
Summary: More than a million children and adolescents are caring for family members. What are the consequences for their development? more…

Hidden Population - By Mary McGrath

Date: Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Category: Articles
Summary: Hidden Population - More than a million youths taking on caregiving role need support to shoulder heavy responsibilities - By Mary McGrath more…

The Washington Post - Children who care for adults spend nearly 2 hours a day as caregivers

Date: Monday, October 13, 2014
Category: Articles
Summary: A new study of Florida middle-schoolers found that kids who are called on to care for adult family members suffering from diseases or aging-related disabilities spend nearly two hours per weekday providing help, often at the expense of the child’s own school work and well-being. more…