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Creating and sustaining respite services: lessons from the field

This guide summarizes the results of an AdoptUSKids project to increase families’ access to respite care, describing key research findings on the effectiveness and value of respite that may be useful to child welfare agency leaders and parent support organizations.

Authors provide information on topics including model respite programs, partnering with parent support organizations, and sustaining respite services.

Author: AdoptUSKids

Published: 2012

Revised: Spanish, 2013; English, 2014

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English version: Creating and Sustaining Effective Respite Services (1.3 MB PDF)

Spanish version: Creando y Manteniendo: Servicios Eficaces de Cuidado de Relevo (1.6 MB PDF)



Family support strategies  Guide or report  Parent groups  Respite  Spanish-language