ERIC Number: ED374617
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
National Respite Guidelines: Respite Services for Families of Children with Disabilities, Chronic and Terminal Illnesses, and Children at Risk of Abuse or Neglect.
Edgar, Maggie; Uhl, Monica
These guidelines are intended to assist states and local communities in developing quality respite services that meet the diverse needs of families and children with disabilities, with chronic and terminal illnesses, or at risk of abuse or neglect. The guidelines support the philosophy that all families can benefit from temporary intervals of rest and relief (respite) from caregiving responsibilities. Respite reduces family stress, helps preserve the family unit, supports family stability, and prevents possible abuse situations. The guidelines address the following broad areas: (1) family involvement; (2) care needs of the child; (3) care providers; (4) community involvement; (5) service delivery; (6) administration; and (7) evaluation. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Children's Bureau (DHHS/OHS), Washington, DC.; North Carolina State Dept. of Human Resources, Raleigh. Div. of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services.
Authoring Institution: ARCH National Resource Center for Crisis Nurseries and Respite Care Services, Chapel Hill, NC.