42 USC 5116h - Definitions

For purposes of this subchapter:
(1) Children with disabilities 
The term children with disabilities has the same meaning given the term child with a disability in section 1401 (3) or infant or toddler with a disability in section 1432 (5) of title 20.
(2) Community referral services 
The term community referral services means services provided under contract or through interagency agreements to assist families in obtaining needed information, mutual support and community resources, including respite care services, health and mental health services, employability development and job training, and other social services, including early developmental screening of children, through help lines or other methods.
(3) Community-based and prevention-focused programs and activities to prevent child abuse and neglect 
The term community-based and prevention-focused programs and activities designed to strengthen and support families to prevent child abuse and neglect includes organizations such as family resource programs, family support programs, voluntary home visiting programs, respite care programs, parenting education, mutual support programs, and other community programs or networks of such programs that provide activities that are designed to prevent or respond to child abuse and neglect.
(4) Repealed. Pub. L. 108–36, title I, § 129(b), June 25, 2003, 117 Stat. 817 

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(5) Respite care services 
The term respite care services means short term care services provided in the temporary absence of the regular caregiver (parent, other relative, foster parent, adoptive parent, or guardian) to children who
(A) are in danger of abuse or neglect;
(B) have experienced abuse or neglect; or
(C) have disabilities, chronic, or terminal illnesses.

Such services shall be provided within or outside the home of the child, be short-term care (ranging from a few hours to a few weeks of time, per year), and be intended to enable the family to stay together and to keep the child living in the home and community of the child.