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Caring for the Caregiver: Addressing the Mental Health Needs of Teen Parents
By PolicyLab at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, November 5, 2019|
Emerging Leader Fellow Kali Hackett authored a new blog post for PolicyLab about her work to leverage research and the pediatric care setting to determine how best to support the mental health needs of teen parents.
National Family Caregivers Month provides us an opportunity to reflect on the unique experiences and challenges caregivers encounter. Their mental health is an area that deserves special attention, especially for adolescent parents who may face additional barriers to receiving treatment. As a new Stoneleigh Emerging Leader Fellow at PolicyLab, I have a keen interest in leveraging research and the pediatric care setting to determine how best to support the mental health needs of teen parents.