Planned and Crisis Respite for Families with Children: Results of a Collaborative StudyBy:
This monograph gives practitioners a thorough grounding in the types of respite care services available to families caring for children and adults who have chronic illnesses or who are at risk of abuse or neglect. It clearly differentiates planned respite care; scheduled; short-term care; and crisis care, which is emergency care provided when a family is in crisis. The monograph describes four approaches to respite care, with descriptions of aagencies in Michigan, Oklahoma, Arizona, and Florida, and includes clear descriptions of their services, funding issues, barriers to families, and creative solutions to service difficulties. The monograph makes recommendations on expanding and enhancing services to support families and caregivers nationwide, which will be very helpful for practitioners and administrators.
CWLA Stock Number: 8548
Publication Date: 2002