Touchstone Health Services Respite Program is a weekend program that is intended to provide a needed break for parents or guardians that experience a high level of stress as a result of taking care of high needs children. The Respite staff members are CPR certified, trained in crisis prevention/intervention, and receive on-going training in behavioral management. Respite staff promotes activities that help build and develop children’s fine and gross motor skills. In addition, children participate in a variety of activities such as group games, arts and crafts, outdoor activities and group outings.
The staff also assists the children with learning skills that help improve the quality of social interactions between parents, other adults, and peers. Breakfast, lunch, and snacks are provided to the children on Saturdays & Sundays. The Respite team works with the Child and Family Team (CFT) to understand the individual needs of each child.
The program meets on Saturday from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm and on Sunday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.
At this time Touchstone provides Respite services at our Main Center located at 15648 N. 35th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85053.