Resources for Families and Caregivers

The challenges of holding onto a job, navigating careers with a spouse or partner, and providing care to others can be daunting.  The WFRN is developing new sets of resources to help individuals and families navigate these responsibilities.

If you are a caregiver, but wish to draw upon solid and reliable information, you can locate a wealth of content on the website by examining Resources in the main menu bar.

Located to the right of this page is a search function that helps caregivers retrieve publications that focus on specific topics or concerns. Rather than sifting through all of the resources that are available, the search function provides a means of filtering information.

If you are searching for a specific term, such as “breastfeeding”, enter that in the “Search Terms” box.  Alternately, a more capacious search can be performed by leaving the Search Terms box empty and selecting from a broad set of topics, such as “Disability Concerns.”  The search can be further narrowed by limiting the retrieval to pages classified as being of value to particular Stakeholder Groups, such as families and caregivers.

Sometimes caregivers do not know the specific information they need, but they know the types of information that might potentially be of value.  Below are some resource types that may be of particular interest.

Policies, Laws and Legislation

Caregivers should know their rights.  The WFRN provides summaries of laws as they exist in different countries and at the state level within the United States.  These summaries can be found here.

Policy Briefs

The Policy Briefing Series provides information about the policy implications of work-family issues. The briefs can be found here.

Work-Family Links

As the WFRN continues to develop resources, caregivers may benefit from other organizations.  Links to these organizations can be found here.