ERIC Number: ED374618
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Developing and Implementing Rural Respite and Crisis Nursery Programs. ARCH Factsheet Number 35.
Morris, Sandra L.
This fact sheet offers basic information on developing and implementing rural respite and crisis nursery programs. It first defines "respite" as temporary relief for caregivers and families of children with disabilities, chronic or terminal illnesses, and/or for children at risk of abuse and neglect. It also defines "rural" and notes unique qualities and challenges of rural areas as well as common characteristics of successful rural respite programs. Suggestions are then given for recruiting and training local care providers, for obtaining funding, for dealing with transportation issues, for building trust, and for putting it all together. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
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.