Respite for Foster Parents

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Discusses value of respite services for maintaining and enhancing foster family placements. Offers unique program considerations, foster parent concerns, and tips for respite provider recruitment, screening, training, and retention.

Siblings of Children with Special Health and Developmental Needs

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Discussion of the typical concerns of sisters and brothers and how to create programs that address their specific needs. Provides a checklist for organizations to assess their inclusion of sisters…

Respite for Families Caring for Children Who Are Medically Fragile

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Medically complex or medically fragile infants and children have numerous medical needs resulting from multiple chronic conditions, technology dependence, and/or complex medication treatments. This fact sheet is intended to provide a…

Nine Steps to Respite Care for Military and Veteran Caregivers

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Prepared for the Elizabeth Dole Foundation – Hidden Heroes and published here with their permission. Military and Veteran Caregivers may face special challenges. Sometimes, Veterans have unique physical, emotional and…

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

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Are you a parent or family member providing support to a child or adult with an intellectual or developmental disability? You may engage in multiple roles in supporting the independence…

Nine Steps to Respite Care for Family Caregivers of Persons with Dementia, including Alzheimer’s Disease

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Caregivers of family members with dementia including Alzheimer’s disease (D/AD) may face special challenges. Sometimes, individuals with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease have unique physical, emotional and behavioral conditions that require…

How U.S. Children’s Hospice Homes are fulfilling the unmet need for overnight respite

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ARCH co-hosted this event with the BREAK Exchange The #1 wish that all families with a child on a life-limited journey wants is a cure, next is some sleep. The…

Respite for Family Caregivers of Individuals with Brain Injury

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The webinar is brought to you by the National Association of State Head Injury Administrators (NASHIA) and the ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center. Respite for family caregivers of…

Cultural and Linguistic Competence: What do they mean for respite services?

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Cultural competence and linguistic competence are widely recognized by policy makers, service providers, educators, and advocates as fundamental aspects of quality in health and human services. Cultural competence and linguistic…

Assuring Culturally Relevant Respite Services for the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Aging Population and their Family Caregivers

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This webinar provides an overview of the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Aging population for Lifespan Respite grantees, their partners and other respite services providers. As the most diverse…