ERIC Number: ED245492
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr-26
Reference Count: 0
"Give Me a Break": A Parent/Professional Success Story. Respite Care in the 80's.
Cobb, Polyxanne; And Others
The paper describes the Temporary Care Services program in Massachusetts which provides in-home respite care to families with developmentally delayed children. Events which led to the program's development are reviewed. Respite care is offered in six areas: emergencies, scheduled routine events, social activities, family life, child care for working parents, and "overnights." Respite workers (many of whom are students) are trained in such areas as behavior management, home safety, and self-help skills. A training manual accompanies the training program for respite workers. Fund raising efforts are mentioned, and experiences with other agencies are related. (SW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Temporary Care Services
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Council for Exceptional Children (62nd, Washington, DC, April 23-27, 1984).