Child Welfare League of America

Planned and Crisis Respite for Families with Children: Results of a Collaborative Study

By:
Susan Dougherty
Elisabeth Yu
Maggie Edgar
Pamela Day
Casandra Wade


Planned and Crisis Respite for Families with Children: Results of a Collaborative Study 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.

Price: $8.95
CWLA Stock Number: 8548
Publication Date: 2002
ISBN-13: 9780878688548

This item cannot be ordered. Contact Bill Robertson at 703-412-3163 for more info.