In line with all forms of preparedness we ask that all volunteer teams have emergency families identified who understand that they might be asked to temporarily host a student going through support-related challenges.
Emergency placement families should be aware that they may be asked to host a student on very short notice. Emergency families are usually prompted to host in response to a student emergency or mid-high level support situation prompting an immediate or expedited move. Note, as we continue to navigate current COVID-19 realities, emergency families should also be aware of any related state, territorial, tribal, an/or local safety guidance as it pertains to hosting a student in the current COVID-19 landscape.
We recommend all teams have at least one emergency family identified who understands and accepts this possibility. You can check your team’s crisis plan in the Team widget on MyAFS to make sure your team has such families identified.
See the What if my student needs to move this cycle? article for more information.