This week, Mike and Jeremy talk to Dr. Melinda Kavanaugh, a clinical social worker and associate professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, about the impact ALS has on kids, teenagers, and young adults. Dr. Kavanaugh discusses her research talking to kids about the roles they play as caregivers and ways to empower children in families affected by ALS.
To learn more about Dr. Kavanaugh, check out her university bio https://uwm.edu/socialwelfare/people/kavanaugh-phd-lcsw-melinda-s/
To access the books Dr. Kavanaugh wrote for kids, teenagers, and young adults impacted by ALS, go to http://www.alsa.org/als-care/resources/publications-videos/youth-education/
To take the ALS Youth Challenge, go to http://www.alsa.org/fight-als/youth-challenge/
To learn about Sydney Carroll’s Youth Challenge fundraiser, go to https://alsadotorg.wordpress.com/2020/05/12/challenging-our-youth-to-join-the-fight-against-als/#more-6730
This episode was produced by Garrett Tiedemann and is brought to you by The ALS Association’s national office and the Association’s Minnesota/North Dakota/South Dakota Chapter.