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How a Child’s Mental Health Impacts Caregiver Employment

December 11, 2022 | NWI

This new report seeks to understand the ways children’s mental health may be contributing to parents’ job changes. The reality is children’s mental health and well-being continue to impact parents’ work and influence their job decisions, underscoring the realities employers across the nation face as they balance employee well-being and corporate success. Disruptions due to children’s mental health can reportedly lead to the inability to handle job stress, focus on work goals, take pleasure in work, and more. Among the key findings from the report: One-third of working parents report changing or quitting their jobs in the past two years because of their child’s mental health.

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