Lifespan Respite
Technical Assistance Center

2017 Lifespan Respite Grantee/Partner Learning Symposium

Huntsville, AL
October 11, 2017

8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Agenda, click here

Bring, Brag and Borrow Instructions

Participant List, click here

Lifespan Respite Track at National Lifespan Respite Conference

In the Lifespan Respite Track of the National Lifespan Respite Conference held Oct 12-13, many Lifespan Respite Grantees and their partners presented updates on the successes and challenges of their grant activities. This document identifies and describes those breakout sessions.   

In the opening Bring, Brag and Borrow session, each state Lifespan Respite grantee or partner (one from each state) provided a quick 2-minute highlight of the past year's Lifespan Respite grant or coalition activity.

Victoria Wright, federal project officer for the Lifespan Respite Care Program from the Administration for Community Living, provided a Lifespan Respite update.

Victoria Wright's PPT  

Facilitated Discussions on 1) coordinated Lifespan Respite Systems and 2) Volunteer Respite.

In this first 1-2-4 All facilitated discussion, the following questions were addressed by the full group:

1) How can we best respond in a systematic way to family caregivers looking for respite, or looking for resources to pay for respite?

2) How do we best recruit, prepare, use, and keep high-quality volunteer respite providers?

Reporting Form for 1-2-4-All

Jed Johnson from national Easterseals shares a funding opportunity for Lifespan Respite grantees and coalitions from the Elizabeth Dole Foundation and Easterseals for mini-grants to engage military and veteran caregivers in respite training or coalition activities.  Deadline for submitting the application to Easterseals is October 31, 2017.

Heather Menne, evaluation staff from the Administration for Community Living, shares the background, plans, and timeline for ACL to develop required outcome measures for Lifespan Respite grantees. She invites participants to be involved in a data workgroup convened by ACL to assist with the process.

Heather Menne's PPT

Discussion on Uniform Data Collection. Group engages in 1-2-4-All facilitated discussion to provide input into ACL's plan to collect uniform performance measures for Lifespan Respite grant activities.

Reporting Form for 1-2-4-All Discussion

ARCH Overview; ARCH Training and Technical Needs Assessment; and ARCH Sustainability Learning Collaborative

Jill Kagan, ARCH, provides an overview of current and future training and technical assistance activities; Ray Kirk, ARCH, discusses the upcoming training and technical assistance needs survey that grantees and partners will be asked to complete in November; and Susan Summers, ARCH, introduces the group to the ARCH Lifespan Respite Sustainability Learning Collaborative, a peer to peer group sharing skills and experience in sustainability planning, and invites more grantees and partners to join. 

  • Jill Kagan's PPT
  • Ray Kirk's PPT
  • Susan Summers PPT

Lifespan Respite

Technical Assistance and Resource Center

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This project is supported, in part by grant number 90LT0001, from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201. Grantees undertaking projects under government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official Administration for Community Living policy.


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