Respite Services

The Respite Rocks program is a planned family respite program for families with children ages 2 through 15 who exhibit challenging behavior resulting from emotional disturbance or a dual diagnosis of mental retardation and behavior disorder. Ridgeview provides respite services in Knox and Anderson counties. Services are provided within the family's own home, neighborhood, and community. The respite consultant works with parents to develop a respite plan, to train the parent in methods of obtaining respite, and to provide some direct home or community-based respite. The program objective is to enable the family to develop ongoing respite resources.