2008 National Lifespan Respite Conference: Call for Papers

Thursday, September 4, 2008- Saturday, September 6, 2008
Location: Des Moines, IA

The Iowa Respite and Crisis Care Coalition and its planning team, in collaboration with ARCH National Respite Network, will host the annual National Lifespan Respite Conference, "Home Grown; Cultivating Caregivers".  The Planning Committee would like to invite you to submit a Call for Papers and be considered as a possible presenter at the conference.

GET A PRESENTERS APPLICATION: Deadline March 1, 2008.

The 2008 Annual Conference is designed for state and local program managers, national, state and local advocates, providers of services and family members caring for people of all ages with chronic conditions or special needs. We welcome:

  • ARCH National Respite Network Members
  • State Respite Coalitions
  • Families, Caregivers, Grandparents and Kinship Caregivers
  • In-Home, Out-of-Home Respite, Crisis Nursery, and Family Support Providers
    State Agencies
  • Faith and Community-based Organizations
  • National and State Family Caregiver, Disability, Health, Mental Health, Child Welfare and Aging Organizations
  • Media
  • Private Sector and Business Representatives
  • Foundations
  • Researchers 
  • Anyone interested in Respite

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