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Respite Care: Understanding Challenging Behaviors in Adolesent & Young Adults

April 12, 2018


Respite care providers report they are not well enough supported and lack adequate training to address challenging behaviors. come from or how to address or respond to the challenges behaviors. Participants in this free webinar will learn practical strategies to address these challenges. Speakers will cover information related to a number of special health care needs across the disability and behavioral health spectrum. This webinar is part one of a 4-part Webinar Series that will address these issues along continuum of ages: Children, Adolescents, Adults, and older adults. Respite care is defined as short term or temporary care of a few hours or weeks for an individual with disability or illness. It is designed to provide relief or "respite" to the regular caregiver.

Learning Objectives:

> Recognize behaviors with-in the context of transitions and changes in an individual's personal life.

> Manage challenging conversations regarding sexuality, sexual behaviors, and social relationships.

> Discuss how to build positive relationships and foster better understanding of behaviors with first responders/law enforceement.

> Develop communication strategies with families to better understand an individual's behaviors and develop a crisis plan. > Identify practical tactics to prevent and de-escalate challenging behaviors which keep the caregiver and care receiver safe.

Event Contact
Dina Johnson