What is Respite Care
It is temporary child care so parents or foster parents can have a needed break from the stress of caring for a child or adolescent, or for other reasons that help sustain the family structure. Respite is provided in the home of the respite provider.
What are the benefits of respite care?
Respite care reduces family stress and isolation, enhances family coping skills, increases feelings of well-being, supports family stability, prevents abuse and neglect, and minimizes the need for out-of-home placements. Respite care also has proven to be cost effective when it is able to prevent out-of-home care placements.
What are the requirements for respite care providers?
Respite foster parents can be single, married, divorced or partnered. You can rent or own a house or apartment.
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