Training Resources

This page provides information on trainings, workshops and seminars that are designed for respite care providers and/or family caregivers in Colorado. The trainings or certifications may be available via in-person (classroom) and/or online formats. Explore the Events Calendar for local training opportunities near you. To learn more about specific trainings, please contact the agencies below.

Submit a Training Proposal

Are you interested in partnering to provide or host a respite training? Contact Meghan Kluth at 303.233.1666 x257 or for more information.

If you have a training program focused on respite and family caregivers, the Colorado Respite Coalition wants to hear about it! Submit your training proposal using the form below to be considered for financial assistance with program costs. Collaborative trainings and partnerships are welcome. No training funds may be used for food. Please complete the form below and submit accordingly. Funds are not guaranteed.  

Training Proposal Form

*New* Training Opportunity - Caregiving: Balance and Wellness

Easterseals Colorado, the Colorado Respite Coalition and the Colorado State Unit on Aging are excited to offer a training specifically for working caregivers. Are you an employer looking to provide supports for team members in a caregiving role at home? Are you a working caregiver interested in gaining tools for self care and work/life balance and the unique challenges of caregiving while employed? This is great opportunity for you!

Course outline

Are you interested in offering a training at your workplace?  For more information, please contact Meghan Kluth at


Powerful Tools for Caregivers

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a national program sustained by extensive collaborations with community-based organizations. PTC is a train-the-trainer model program with a detailed, scripted curriculum. Our goal is to build capacity to replicate the program through affordable Class Leader and Master Trainer trainings. Increasing the number of classes available makes it possible for more caregivers to benefit from the proven outcomes of the PTC program. If you would like to offer the 6-week class for caregivers in your community, you must become a trained PTC Class Leader. Class Leader trainings will occur March 28-29, 2017. Click here for more information.

Are you interested in becoming a Class Leader in Colorado? Scholarships may be available to cover your training costs. For more information, please contact Meghan Kluth at by February 22, 2017.  

Caregiver Wellness Training

The Colorado Respite Care Project is looking for partner agencies to host caregiver wellness trainings. Partners will be compensated for each training. Please note that no training compensation may be used to purchase any food. Trainings must be a minimum of two hours and have at least 10 attendees. We are looking to partner with groups across the state, lifespan and disability spectrum, so this opportunity is open to all organizations. 

Caregiver Cloud - Online Training Courses

The Colorado Respite Coalition is offering free training materials to respite providers and family caregivers. Training is one of the biggest needs for families and providers in Colorado and this opportunity may provide some help. The CRC  recognizes the challenges families and provides face and has partnered with Caregiver Cloud to provide quality online training courses for family caregivers and respite workers at no cost to you.

A full library of over 60 modules are available that cover a wide variety of healthcare training subjects. All of the course material can be viewed on all device types, including cell phones, tablets, laptops, and desktops! Learn anywhere there is an Internet connection any time of day!

Click here to view course listings.

Space is limited, please contact Meghan Kluth at or 303-233-1666 to get involved with this program or request access to Caregiver Cloud training modules.

Disability Awareness, Sensitivity and Practical Inclusion Training

Centered on disability awareness, sensitivity and practical inclusion, this training provides strategies and tools for those working with people with disabilities. From video clips, readings, and real life perspectives, this training will allow participants to create inclusive environments for all people. Find possibility and creativity when equipped with the tools and actionable items necessary to practically include people with disabilities. Brought to you by Easterseals Colorado's Rocky Mountain Village and presented by Tom Picton, Assistant Camp Director for Easterseals Colorado &
Teri Izquierdo, Advocate and Special Education Teacher.

Use the links below to navigate the training video, a PowerPoint presentation to follow along, and a survey to be completed at the conclusion of the training.

For more information on Rocky Mountain Village and other Easterseals Colorado programs, click here.

respite care and caregiver training organizations

  • Easterseals Colorado
  • The Adoption Exchange - Trainings and classes for families
  • Institute for Life and Care - Programs for helping professionals and family caregivers that offer educational, development, renewal and guidance opportunities
  • Community Centered Boards (CCB’s) - Many CCB’s provide training for their workers who want to provide respite to families with special health care needs. If you are interested, please contact the CCB in your area (GOOGLE: Community Centered Boards Colorado).
  • To The Rescue - This organization works with many of the CCB’s and has their own respite/provider training process.
  • ADRC Learning Path - Nevada Care Connection provides the necessary knowledge and skills through online training modules to serve a diverse population

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Programs

Certified nursing assistants can provide skilled care with activities of daily living (ADL). Colorado permits family caregivers that become a CNA to be reimbursed through a licensed home care agency to provide CNA-level care through Colorado Medicaid or Colorado Medicaid Waivers.

Team Select Home Care: If you are a parent, family member, or friend and your loved one qualifies for CNA care you may be eligible to attend our CNA course and get certified at no cost to you, to be able to get paid to take care of your loved one. Contact Mark Prussin at (720) 577-1804 to find out more details about our potentially life changing program

PASCO Home Health: Family members can attend an accredited Ceritifed Nursing Assistant school paid for by PASCO for primary caregiver and one back-up provider, becoming an employee of PASCO. There is also the option of being matched with an existing CNA for care assistance. Contact (303) 233-3122 for more information.

Read: National Respite Guidelines

Contact Us:

Colorado Respite Coalition
5755 W Alameda Ave
Lakewood, CO 80226

303-233-1666 Phone
303-233-1028 Fax

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