The virtual summit was held September 29 and 30, 2020.
A focus of the ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center is to collect, synthesize, disseminate and stimulate research to improve respite practice and sustainability. The Expert Panel on Respite Research, convened by ARCH in collaboration with the Administration for Community Living, was key to helping advance this mission by engaging experts in the field in informed discussions of current respite research and possibilities for future investigation. In 2015, ARCH released recommendations and a research framework for conducting focused research on respite care in a final report from the Expert Panel, Research Agenda for Respite Care: Deliberations of an Expert Panel of Researchers, Advocates and Funders.
Following the release of the Panel's report, ARCH brought together researchers, funders, and interested parties, in a Respite Research Consortium to help implement the Panel's research recommendations to strengthen the evidence base for respite. Building upon their work, ARCH convened a virtual Respite Research Summit in September 2020 for researchers in the ARCH Research Consortium, members of the Expert Panel on Respite Research, international and U.S. researchers, funders, respite providers and services, advocates and others who are interested in helping to advance a respite research agenda and strengthen respite services.
The objectives of the Respite Research Summit were to:
- Provide an overview of the current status of respite and related research;
- Highlight respite and promising practice-based research with reference to the Expert Panel research framework;
- Review progress made in implementing the Expert Panel's six recommendations; and
- Identify gaps in and barriers to respite research, the translation of research into practice, and steps forward to address these.
Following the Summit, a summary report with findings, Advancing Respite Research, was published.
ARCH wishes to thank The John A. Hartford Foundation and the Wareheim Foundation, in addition to ACL, for their generous support for the Summit.
Videos and Presentations of Summit Presenters and Reactors
Opening Remarks ARCH Respite Research Summit, September 29, 2020 This presentation by Ray Kirk, facilitator of the ARCH Respite Research Initiative, provided background on the ARCH Expert Panel on Respite…Read More and Watch Video
Focus on Equity and Diversity in Respite Research ARCH Respite Research Summit, September 29, 2020 Presentation by Kim Whitmore, PhD, RN, University of Marquette, College of Nursing, Milwaukee, WIRead More and Watch Video
Aligning Research Agendas with Research Recommendations Panel at the ARCH Respite Research Summit, September 29, 2022 moderated by Jill Kagan, Director, ARCH A Research Agenda for Adult Day Services…Read More and Watch Video
Research on Respite Outcomes and Access ARCH Respite Research Summit, September 29, 2020 Moderated by Casandra Firman, MS, ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center. Presented at the ARCH Respite…Read More and Watch Video
Using the Expert Panel Framework Presentation at the ARCH Respite Research Summit, September 30, 2020 Tiffany Washington, PhD, MSW John A. Hartford Geriatric Social Work Scholar Associate Professor University of…Read More and Watch Video
Panel on Practice Research and Evaluation ARCH Respite Research Summit, September 30, 2020 moderated by Casandra Firman, MS, ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center Expanding a Volunteer Respite Workforce…Read More and Watch Video
Roundtable Discussions Facilitated by Kim Whitmore, Marquette University, College of Nursing; Casandra Firman, MS, Susan Janko Summers, PhD, and Ray Kirk, PhD, ARCH ARCH Respite Research Summit, September 30, 2020…Read More and Watch Video
Roundtable Reports and Recommendations for Future Research Facilitated by Kim Whitmore, PhD, RN Joseph Caldwell, PhD, Senior Scientist and Director, Community Living Policy Center, Lurie Institute for Disability Policy, Brandeis…Read More and Watch Video
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