Schools play an important role in supporting the health and wellbeing of children and youth. Research has shown for a student to achieve positive outcomes in their education, they must feel a connection to their school community. Therefore, it is very important for educators and teachers to assist students that are struggling, regardless of the reason. Young caregiving is one of those reasons.

The tools on this page were created with young caregivers to support educators, like yourself, who engage with children, youth, and families.

Is my student a young caregiver?

Complete the young caregivers check list for educators

How do I help students practice self-care?

Download our “Take Care Kit” and workbook for educators

How can I support a student?

Examples of supports you can offer a young caregiver in your classroom

What is Powerhouse?

Learn about the Young Caregivers Association’s in-school program