Placing a Student on Hold - Area Team Hold Status (ATH)
Hosting Volunteers and Team Development Specialists (TDS) may request an Area Team Hold for a student that is Regionally or Nationally Available to give volunteers time to reach families and to give families time to decide about hosting that specific student.
Only two students may be on Hold at one time for any given family. Thus, the family name must be included in the Hold request. One AT Hold request may be submitted per student per Area Team per day, even if multiple families are interested in the same student.
Holds will automatically be released at 11:45pm Eastern on the third day.
If a queue of Holds forms for the same student, each Hold request will be processed in the order in which it was entered.
Volunteers and staff are expected to release Holds as soon as it is apparent that the intended family will not be hosting the student. To release a hold, submit a “Release AT Hold” placement request in Global Link.
If a team with an active hold would like to CP that student, they may do so as long as there are no pending requests in the queue. If there are pending requests, those will be processed in the order they were entered. Thus, having a student on Hold gives a team no advantage in being able to CP the student. The first team to enter a CP request will be able to CP the student.
At this time, Holds can not be placed on Community Placed students. Thus, the team must discuss internally how they will communicate when families are looking at specific CPd stus. Talk to your Hosting Coordinator and TDS to learn how your team manages this locally.