FASD Fact #32: Caregivers of people with FASD experience high levels of stress.

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Caregivers of people with FASDs experience high levels of stress.

Caregiver stress can lead to a lower ability to cope with the needs of loved ones, disrupted work, issues with health, and burnout.

Caregiver stress is directly related with a lack of educated and informed systems and supports.

Caregiver stress and burnout create a BARRIER to support and understanding of people with FASDs and contribute to secondary characteristics.

Sources: Bobbit, SA, et al,  2016; Sarimski, K., 2014; Paley, B.,  et al. , 2006; Petrenko et al, 2014; Gallagher, S., 2018; Dykens et al, 2014.