Crisis Respite

The Crisis Respite Program provides basic care, safety, and nuturance in a short-term stable placement for youth in crisis. Our trained foster parents work closely with case managers to help de-escalate family crisis situations, and provide an opportunity to implement problem solving techniques in a more neutral setting. These providers also function as surrogate care givers by providing supervision, encouragement, and a nurturing environment, as well as tolerance, and giving youth the tools to manage maladaptive behavior. These programs generally serve difficult to place youth who have multiple needs, some of which may be related to, but not limited to, the following areas: medical and mental health and well-being, learning disabilities, sexualized behaviors, adequate coping skills, and developmental delays.

Planned Respite

The Planned Respite Program is designed to help youth and families avoid crisis situations by providing a planned respite, or break. Short-term, out of home placements with trained foster parents help to de-escalate stressed home situations and provide an opportunity to implement problem solving techniques in a more neutral setting. The purpose of the program is to prevent crisis in the natural home. These short-term placements with trained providers help de-escalate volatile situations through problem solving techniques in a neutral setting.

 

 

For more information about Crisis Respite or Planned Respite, please contact Laura Field at (231) 946-8975 ext. 1030 or, via email, at lfield@cfsmail.org.