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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Indigenous girls, two-spirit and trans women are the most vulnerable population for human sex trafficking, they access mainstream services the least, and present with the most complex trauma and life circumstances. Based on research, learn how this trafficking and exploitation manifests for Indigenous youth, what it constitutes, where it takes place, and what the risk factors are. Join us for In Between the Missing and Murdered: The Need for Indigenous Led Responses to Human Trafficking - November 8 & 9 ow.ly/fKVp50GrIv3 ... See MoreSee Less
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SafeGuards Training
Next month, join us for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD); A Four-Part Learning Series. This learning series is designed address the complexities of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. Across the lifespan, from preconception to adulthood, there is an opportunity for health and social service providers to offer effective, evidence based interventions to prevent the prevalence of FASD and improve the outcomes and quality of life for those living with the disability.Reserve your spot today! ow.ly/ccSl50Gqj57 ... See MoreSee Less
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1 week ago

SafeGuards Training
Attention all First Responder, Mental Health, Healthcare and Military Services -this course is for you! Post-Traumatic Growth: Setting the Stage for Increased Strength, Self-Awareness, and Safety Following Traumatic Experiences, explores the phenomena of post-traumatic growth through research and the accounts of survivors, and provides strategies to strengthen recovery factors among those you are helping.Join us online, October 25 & 26thow.ly/rQ9G50Go0jT ... See MoreSee Less
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