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Capital District Respite (CDR) was formed in May 2010 to afford children the opportunity for respite and skill building services.

Capital District Respite staff are cleared through the Office of Children and Family Services, a criminal background check is conducted by the Division of Criminal Justice System (DCJS) and all employees are required to complete a New York State Office of Mental Health training as well as the Office of Family and Children’s Services training requirements prior to providing services. The training consists of the following components:
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Normal Growth and Development
  • Effective Use of Activities
  • Basic Engagement Skills
  • Working in a Family’s Homes
  • Common Mental Health Diagnoses
  • Required Reporting
  • Safety/First-Aid
  • Individualized Care
  • Dealing With Behavior and Crisis Situations
  • B2H Overview and Documentation
  • Mandated Reporter
  • Interaction of B2H Waiver Program and Child Welfare
  • Child & Adolescent Development
Respite is short term care that is designed to provide the primary caregiver with a break from constant care giving.
Skill Building Services:
Skill building involves methods and activities to facilitate achievement of specific developmental tasks as well as enhancing or developing talents and strengths.
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