Educational Programs

The Colorado Respite Coalition offers a number of educational programs for family caregivers and/or respite care providers in Colorado. Training and education are a major need for families and providers in Colorado and these opportunities may provide some assistance. The Colorado Respite Coalition can also provide funding for caregiver or respite related trainings that organizations, agencies and community groups wish to hold. For information on training opportunities offered by partner organizations across the state, please visit our Resource Database.

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.  

*Please note that funds may not be used for required staff trainings*

Training Proposal Form

Stress-Busting Program 

The Stress-Busting Program is offered for both family and professional caregivers. The course was originally developed for emergency first responders, but has been expanded to include different types of caregivers. To learn more about the program, developed by the UT Health Science Center and distributed by Wellmed, please see here.

The Stress-Busting program is designed to give practical tips and tricks for:

  • Understanding compassion fatigue
  • Stress management techniques
  • Relaxation and coping strategies

Stress-Busting Program for Caring Professionals

We are now scheduling our FREE Stress-Busting Program for Professional Caregivers. This 8-hour (one full day) training is offered at no cost to agencies, and we will come to you. For more information and to schedule, please contact

Stress-Busting Program for Family Caregivers

Two tracks are available: for family caregivers of individuals with chronic conditions; and for family caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer's or other forms of Dementia 

The Stress-Busting Program for Family Caregivers meets for 1-hour a week, over a 9-week period. Group sizes are limited to 10 people. For more information on the next scheduled class, please contact

El Cuidado de las Personas de la Tercera Edad

Tome cursos de español GRATIS en línea sobre el cuidado de las personas de la tercera edad y obtenga CEUs. 

Son un total de 8 cursos disponibles que cubren los siguientes temas:

  • Habilidades Esenciales Para Reposo En Cama
  • Como Ayudar A Alguien Que Usa Una Silla Ruedas
  • Control de Infecciones y Agentes Patógenos Transmitidos Por La Sangre
  • Como Administrar Medicamentos
  • Precauciones Para Evitar Caídas
  • Seguridad Contra Incendios
  • El Cuidado Personal
  • Como Comunicarse Con Alguien que Padece de La Enfermedad de Alzheimer

Al finalizar cada curso, las enfermeras, trabajadores sociales, administradores y otros trabajadores de atención médica aprobados recibirán 1 CEU (Unidad de Educación Continua).


Challenging Behaviors in Respite Care Webinar Series

Throughout 2018, the Colorado Respite Coalition, Easterseals Colorado, and JFK Partners are joining forces to host the educational series: Challenging Behaviors in Respite Care: Understanding Behaviors Across All Ages and Strategies to Decrease Challenging Behaviors.

This 4-part series provides practical information for understanding, preventing and mitigating challenging behaviors that may arise when caregiving for an individual with special healthcare needs. There is a session focused on each of these age groups: children (birth - 16yrs); teens and young adults (16 - 21yrs); adults (21 - 65yrs); older adults (65+yrs).

For more information on the series and to view recordings of previous presentations, please visit either the Resource Database or the JFK Partners website.

Contact Us:

Colorado Respite Coalition
393 S Harlan St, Ste 108
Lakewood, CO 80226

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

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