Welcome To The Respite Learning Portal

Online Courses

Parent Guides

Respite Resources for Caregivers and Providers

Respite is a critical service for families and supports people to live full and meaningful lives in their community.

SafeGuards created the Respite Learning Portal to provide much needed training and resources to support positive long-term relationships between families requiring respite and respite providers. This is a dedicated portal for people who want to know more about respite services and enhance their skills through online courses and webinars.
We currently offer 3 training programs available online:

  • Respite Services Training Certificate
  • Respite Care for People with Autism
  • Autism and Your Child, A Parent's Guide

As of March 2020, more than 16,000 people from across North America have taken Safeguard’s Respite Courses.

We invite you to view our complete schedule of Respite trainings.

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Respite Services Training Certificate

Learn what every respite care provider must know with SafeGuards' Online Respite Certification Course

Respite Care for People With Autism

This interactive online course will help respite workers to provide more meaningful support to people with autism.

Respite Workers, Autism and Your Child: A Parentʼs Guide (Free)

Course Information

1. How to register for an on-line respite course?

Once you register and pay for a course, an email account activation notice will be sent to to you within 3 business days. It provides you with information to access the course and discussion board. Upon successful completion of the course requirements a certificate will be made available.

Contact the Respite Registrar for more information

Please check your junk mail as notifications are often directed there due to the high volume of emails created by the system.

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This week, join us for Treating Trauma and Concurrent Substance Use in Adolescents. This workshop will focus on a new, evidence-based model for treating youth trauma and trauma-related issues and concurrent substance use provides a positive, present-focused approach that differs from traditional addictions models. Spots are available! ow.ly/oEq550Hw4PC ... See MoreSee Less
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4 days ago

SafeGuards Training
Implementing Brief Therapy Modalities will focus on the growing application of Brief Therapy skills in diverse clinical contexts, demonstrating its research-backed effectiveness and providing opportunities to practice with other professionals.This is the first of three courses available as part of our Brief Therapy Certificate. Each course can be taking individually or as a bundle towards the certificate. ow.ly/ffaX50HsYOB ... See MoreSee Less
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6 days ago

SafeGuards Training
This Confronting Suicidal Ideation and High Risk Behaviour training has a particular focus on the human aspects of high risk behaviour seen from both the perspective of the client and the professional.Sign up for Jan 26 & 27 today.ow.ly/VxgG50Hs3Pi ... See MoreSee Less
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