“You know, they say it takes a village to raise a child,” Jess Ronne says in the trailer for the documentary film Unseen. “And I don’t know that that can be any more true than for parents of special needs children.”
Unseen: How We’re Failing Parent Caregivers & Why it Matters is a documentary film that spotlights the parents of children with profound disabilities. It presents us with an issue that is oftentimes overlooked or ignored: the lack of support to be found for parent caregivers.
“We absolutely need that village to surround us, and the village is never there,” continues Jess.
She and her husband Ryan have a blended family of 8 children including Lucas, who requires constant care. Unseen goes behind the scenes with parents like them to see exactly how caregiving takes a toll on their physical and mental health.
Homethrive is proud to partner with the filmmakers of Unseen to highlight this important issue, and encourage employers to offer resources and support to parents like Jess and Ryan who need all the help they can get.
Together, Unseen and Homethrive developed The Employer’s Guide to Caregiver-Friendly Workplaces to get organizations started on developing a more inclusive benefits package to help caregivers supporting someone due to age, disability, or a medical condition. Workplaces can also host a virtual screening of the documentary to help raise awareness for this issue.
See the trailer below to learn more about Unseen.
Find out more ways to support your caregiving employees by learning about the benefits that can help.
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