Ask A Rockstar Host Homes Youth Perspective : Video

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NOVEMBER 29 2017

MA'LIYAH DAVIS, CENTER FOR YOUTH

ROSIE BENDER, AVENUES FOR HOMELESS YOUTH

HOST HOMES - THE YOUTH PERSPECTIVE


Do you anticipate there being any concerns regarding the same person being the support for both the youth and the host?

What type of paperwork is involved in getting into a host home? Is there consent from guardians or parents?

 

How did you make your interests and needs known as a young person coming into a program?

Is there any specific training hosts must undergo before welcoming a young person into their home?

 

How does the location of where the host homes are affect the context of where to send a young person?

Do you have a trial period built into the host/ guest relationship?

 

Can host homes be a good fit for young people who want to spend time on their own or who aren’t looking for a family environment

What are some of the best ways young people can help hosts overcome adultism without pushing away their hosts?

 

What are the guidelines around different needs or wants from young people?

Can you talk about the rules and how they are presented to youth?

 

What reservations do you hear from young people deciding to come into a host home program?

How did you hear about host homes and was there someone or something that influenced your decision going into a host home?


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