Respite child-care episode or Intermittent Alternate Care (IAC) is planned alternative care provided for a child by a licensed CPA, or independent licensed foster home as part of the agency’s or home’s regulated child care, and the care being provided is for more than 72 hours consecutively.
The purpose of respite child-care/ IAC is to:
✔ Provide relief to the child’s foster parent(s);
✔ Increase the retention of foster parents;
✔ Decrease the number of moves children experience; and
✔ Promote the overall development and permanency needs of children in foster care.
An episode that lasts less than 72 hours is not considered respite child-care/IAC and instead is considered babysitting.
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