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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…

ARCH Annotated Bibliography of Respite and Crisis Care Studies, 2nd Edition

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This document annotates published research studies that focus on respite outcomes and contains brief summaries of 38 articles written between 1979 and 2002 and published in professional, peer-reviewed journals. The…

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…

Conversations on Caregiving – Not free, but freely given

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Podcast 1 – Not free, but freely given.      In this inaugural ARCH podcast in the ARCH series, Conversations on Caregiving, educator Mary Jo Alimena Caruso describes how she…

ARCH Respite Research Summit: Research on Respite Outcomes and Access

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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…

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…

Evaluating Outcomes for Children and Families Receiving Crisis Nursery Services

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The ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center conducted the Crisis Nursery Program evaluation to examine relationships between crisis respite care and (1) incidents of reported child abuse and (2)…

Coordination/Collaboration Tracking Form

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Prepared by ARCH as a sample measurement tool for Lifespan Respite grantees/partners.

Financial Assistance for Family Caregivers

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Can I get paid to be a Family Caregiver? ARCH is frequently asked if payment is available for family caregivers. There may be help for you, but resources are limited,…

Measuring the Value of Respite

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A White Paper by the ARCH Committee for Advancement of Respite Research (CARR) Purpose The purpose of this white paper is to provide an in-depth description of the current challenges…

Looking Beyond Federal Funding: Examples of State Funding for Respite, July 18, 2018

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Call Description:  What do we know about state funding for respite? Here are a few examples of states that are successfully using state resources to support respite for families across the…

Receiving Respite Care Safely During the COVID-19 Pandemic (also in Spanish)

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Guidelines for Families The information and guidelines provided in this document are designed to assist you and your family with careful and thoughtful decision making to ensure respite care is…