Respite

Unskilled Respite serves to provide relief for the caregiver and child(ren) from one another. The goal is to prevent child abuse and neglect, which may come from burn out of parenting children with mental health and behavioral issues. A trained Respite Provider comes to the home of the family or takes a group of children into the community, providing age appropriate, safe and structured activities to encourage esteem, prosocial skill practice, and hobby development.  Respite is delivered weekly under the direction of the treatment team and the individual's treatment plan. We employ the Youth Outcome Questionnaire (YOQ) to help determine the appropriate need, use, and duration of respite services. All Respite Providers are infant and child CPR/First Aid certified, has reliable transportation, submits to a background check, and has regular training and supervision.