Young Carers – “Dialogue and testimonials”

End of Project Conference

For the first time scientific research results about young carers and young adult carers in Switzerland were introduced at a conference: Careum Research, the research institute of the Kalaidos University of Applied Sciences, has presented new findings on the 24 March 2017 in Neuchâtel.

Beside the scientific research results, national and foreign practical projects were introduced at the conference. A round table with health professionals and affected persons has discussed suitable measures for the development of demand-orientated offers to be able to support these young people and their families.

Representatives from the politics (Monika Maire-Hefti, member of the governing council from Neuchâtel, and Dr. med. Margreet Duetz Schmucki, Federal Office of Public Health, Bern), international experts as well as affected young people have discussed possible solution attempts, so that suitable support and discharge possibilities can be developed for these young people.

Downloads of the conference documents

Programme (german/french)
Presentation of Agnes Leu, Marianne Frech and Corinna Jung, Careum Research, Zurich (german)
Presentation of Julie Bordet and Silvia Parraga Furnari, Le Biceps, Geneva (french)
Presentation of Margreet Duetz Schmucki, Federal Office of Public Health, Bern (german)
Presentation of Margreet Duetz Schmucki, Federal Office of Public Health, Bern (french)
Presentation of Katharina Lux, Zentrum für Qualität in der Pflege, Berlin (german/french)
Presentation of Julie Dupont, Jeunes Aidants & Proches, Brussels (french)
Presentation of Karin Gäumann-Felix, Bildungszentrum Gesundheit und Soziales, Olten (german)

Further information

Short report of the conference (german)
Programme “Young Carers” of Careum Research
Blog about Young Carers in Switzerland: First scientific research results (german)

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