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