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AUCD: Poster Symposium: Behavioral Supports & Mental Health: Caring for Youth with Co-occurring Developmental Disabilities and Behavioral Health Issues when Caregivers Face Additional Health-Related Stressors


pdf File Caring for Youth who have DD and Behavioral Health Issues [download]


Ilka Riddle, PhD, Director
University of Cincinnati UCE, UCEDD/LEND

Other Presenter(s)

Michael McCarthy, PhD, Cincinnati, OH, United States, OH - University of Cincinnati UCE, UCEDD/LEND;
Gretchen Behimer, LISW, Batavia, OH, United States;
Jeff Anderson, PhD, Bloomington, IN, United States;


This poster illustrates findings from a secondary analysis of SAMHSA�s Longitudinal Child and Family Outcome Study on caregiver strain of caregivers who experience their own health-related stressors and provide care for a youth with co-occurring developmental and behavioral health issues. Significant group differences were found on a variety of risk and protective factors. Predictors of caregiving strain included youth behavioral problem severity and family quality of life.

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