On May 17th, the Andrew Heiskell Library held a one-hour program presented as part of a short series on financial literacy, where we were joined by the authors of three recent books on family caregiving to discuss the financial impact of caring for a loved one through serious illness or disability. More than 53 million Americans today care for a family member or friend, and the resources available to ease both the economic and emotional strain of caregiving are few. This program highlighted the personal stories of authors Deborah Cohan, Chris Gabbard, and Kate Washington; addressed the broader systemic problems surrounding caregiving today; and offered insight into planning for the financial challenges it may cause.
Articles, Media, and Resource Lists for Parents
- Postpartum Resource Center of NY or call 1-855-631-0001 (English and Spanish). Open 7 days per week, 9 AM–5 PM.
- A Better Balance has a free and confidential legal helpline providing advice and legal support for anyone navigating pregnancy, breastfeeding, childcare/eldercare and sick leave with their workplace.
- "What is Postpartum Depression? How To Recognize the Signs and Get Help" (NPR)
- "How to navigate Matrescence – the Ups and Downs of New Motherhood" (NPR)
- That New Mom Life a podcast from Parents Magazine co-hosted by Grace Bastidas and Desiree Fortin
- Parenting resources on (almost!) every topic from The Longest Shortest Time podcast (WNYC)
Summaries provided via NYPL’s catalog, which draws from multiple sources. Click through to each book’s title for more.