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Glades Road Library

20701 95th Avenue South

Boca Raton, Florida 33434

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Become a REST Companion™ (Respite Worker) and make a difference in someone’s life!

This training is intended for individuals interested in providing voluntary respite care. The training is offered through a grant funds requiring a committment to provide respite once trained.

REST is an originally designed educational course that provides respite training to adults and teens who want to offer care to those in need, and assistance to their caregivers. As a REST Companion (volunteer or paid), you give the gift of your time to provide a valuable service. You will spend one-on-one time with a child, adult or senior, giving only as much time as you are willing and able to give.

The ultimate goal of this Training course is to assist individuals to become effective Companions/respite workers by learning the three key steps of support:

PREPARE • CARE • CONNECT:

• Respite: Definition/Value/Volunteers Role
• Crisis Intervention
• Introducing the caregiver and the care receiver
• Building relationships with the caregiver and the care receiver
• Overcoming obstacles in Communication

CARE:

• Use of good health and safety practices
• Overview of disabilities across the lifespan (customizable to any population)
• Creating a positive environment to handle ordinary and challenging respite situations

CONNECT:

• Understanding types of assist and adapted equipment
• Planning and adapting activities
• How to set up a successful respite relationship
• Confidentiality and coping skills
• References and support for the future

Participants must attend onsite for the full training. This training will not be available online. All manuals and materials will be provided. Breaks will be provided. Participants are asked to bring a bagged lunch. FAU CARD is excited to offer this opportunity!


For more information please contact:

Susanna Launder

(561)212-2859

slaunder@fau.edu

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Glades Road Library

20701 95th Avenue South

Boca Raton, Florida 33434

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