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Highlighted Resource of the Month

Resource of the Month

Every month, the Caregiver Support Program (CSP) highlights a resource available to caregivers, Veterans, and community partners who support caregivers and Veterans.


Resource of the Month – Caregiving with Children and Adolescents Guide

The Caregiving with Children and Adolescents Guide from the VA's Caregiver Support Program is a valuable resource for those in caregiving roles, particularly for those who are also caring for children and adolescents. It's crucial for caregivers to prioritize their own well-being while tending to the needs of others, and this guide provides practical support in achieving that balance. Caring for both Veterans and children requires special attention and support, considering the unique challenges and responsibilities involved. Hidden Helpers, as they are called, play a significant role in the caregiving process, and acknowledging their needs and providing appropriate care is essential for their well-being.

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Caregiving with Children and Adolescents Guide May Benefit Caregivers Who:

  • Are unsure how to talk about Veteran-related subjects with youth.

Want to create safe spaces where young people can express their feelings in the home.

  • Want to learn strategies to deepen family relationships and understanding.
  • Desire guidance on how to practice self-care and boost mental health.
  • Would like to learn more about resources available to caregivers, youth, and Veterans.

Benefits of Caregiving with Children and Adolescents Guide: 

  • Provides specific activities and easy-to-use techniques for being supportive and prioritizing personal needs.
  • Directs caregivers to resources that are available 24/7 whenever you need them.

More Information

Need Help?

Call VA’s Caregiver Support Line (CSL) at 1-855-260-3274 to learn more about the support that is available to you, and for assistance connecting with the Caregiver Support Team/Coordinator, at your local VA Medical Center.

Your local Caregiver Support Coordinator is a licensed professional who can support you by matching you with services for which you are eligible, and providing you with valuable information about resources that can help you stay smart, strong and organized as you care for the Veteran you love.

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