Already a respite provider? Want to become one? Attend our Pediatric Respite Worker Training – ONLINE!
Parent Respect covers the many facets of being a special needs parent – the grief cycle, the legitimate struggles that are unique to Montana, the ways that respite workers can actually hamper communications, setting boundaries, and how to let people know you are a respite provider.
Communication covers the amazing process that happens in your brain when you speak – and when you listen. It covers best practices for communicating with a non-verbal child – and how to pair (create a relationship) with that child.
Behavior 101 helps you understand the functions of behavior – and how to use positive reinforcement and de-escalation tips to help address challenging behavior.
The In-Person Workshop will be offered again during the Breaking Through Barriers conference
Learn strategies for being the best respite worker anyone ever had!
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This video features after school program supervisor Louisa Libertelli-Dunn. She brings 30 years of experience in managing behavior to Peace Place, and we are happy to share her expertise with you!
Another resource we have found helpful is the regular updates and one-page advice sheets from the Crisis Prevention Institute They teach principles to avoid crises and better manage them in the first place.
This video is our plea for respect for parents who have children with special needs. They are going through so much, just navigating daily life. Learn…and be kind!
Peace Place is developing a pediatric respite worker training, and will have it available online soon. The first module is on Parent Respect – a more in depth look than this video.
Peace Place has a special sensory/calm room for children with special needs at our main location.
Experts believe about 15% of all children have sensory processing dysfunction. This means they experience their sensory input in ways that can impact skills of daily living. Watch this video and learn more about sensory processing.