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Youth Caregivers

Youth Caregivers


Are you a young person who is helping a family member because of an illness? Or, maybe you have just experienced the death of a parent, grandparent or other loved one. You might even be a parent or a teacher who is looking for ways to support a young person who is taking care of an ill or impaired family member, or is suffering from the death of someone they love. This website is for you.Millions of children, youth, and young adults in the U.S. provide care to family members who suffer from physical or mental illness, substance use/abuse, and other disabilities. We built this website to help you find the support you need so you and your family can enjoy the highest quality of life possible.Because you matter… and we care.

Compassion Quilt Project at CSUSM

In Spring 2022 we began constructing a COVID-19 Compassion Quilt at California State University San Marcos.  This quilt is a project designed to highlight those things that the CSUSM community has been grateful for during this pandemic. It also will honor those loved ones who we lost to the disease or other causes. Look for announcements in Fall 2022 regarding how you can participate!

Contacts & Resources

Information about the CSU Shiley Haynes Institute for Palliative Care at CSUSM is available on our campus partner webpage.

The information, resources, and materials included on this website is updated continually, in collaboration with students from Dr. Hamill’s CHAD 370: Risk and Resiliency course.

Sharon Hamill

Psychologial Sciences/Child and Adolescent Development Professor, CSUSM

Director of University Relations and Research

CSU Shiley Haynes Institute for Palliative Care

Affliated Faculty, CSU Institute for Palliative Care at CSUSM

(760) 750-8029
Social and Behavioral Science Building 3206