Family Respite Services: A Profile of Respite Support in Windsor, Ontario, Canada

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This webinar was cohosted by ARCH and the BREAK Exchange.   Family Respite Services (FRS) in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, is a community organization that works with families caring for children with…

Respite for Individuals with Autism

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This issue brief provides a basic overview of useful information for respite providers who work with individuals and families affected by Autism. It is also meant to assist Lifespan Respite…

Evaluation of Shared Lives Day Support Services An opportunity for a ‘short break’ for people living with dementia with wellbeing outcomes, Part 2

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ARCH and the BREAK Exchange cohosted the webinar, Shared Lives Day Support Services: An opportunity for a ‘short break’ with wellbeing outcomes, Part 2 to learn more about the benefits of this innovative respite model…

Statewide Family Networks

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Prepared by Elizabeth Sweet, M.Ed., Public Health Advisor, Child, Adolescent, and Family Branch, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Statewide Family Networks are funded by the Substance Abuse…

Respite for Caregivers of Veterans

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Respite for caregivers of Veterans from all eras is a recognized, but often unmet need. Special considerations for the development and implementation of respite care for caregivers of younger Veterans…

Respite for Family Caregivers of Children and Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD)

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This fact sheet provides a basic overview of useful information for respite providers who work with individuals and families caring for someone with I/DD. It is also meant to assist…

Respite for Adoptive Families

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Respite, a short break for caregivers and their families, is an important support service for parents who have adopted a child. It is particularly important for families who adopt a…

Respite for Rural Family Caregivers: Overcoming the Challenges

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Family caregivers living in rural and frontier areas face unique challenges to accessing supports, including respite, regardless of the age or condition of the care recipient. Family caregiving can be…

Respite for Adults with Mental Health Disorders

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Because of the unique nature of their respite needs, this fact sheet focuses on respite for family caregivers of individuals with mental health issues who are between the ages of…

Respite for Caregivers of Children with Serious Emotional Disturbance

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Finding respite services for a child with challenging behavioral issues can be difficult for families. This fact sheet discusses the definition and characteristics of emotional disturbance, issues for families, program…