Q. How long does it take to be assessed when applying to become a host family?
A. The assessment process to become a host family involves an Iysha practitioner speaking with all household members, conducting a probity check, speaking with referees and the applicants having a current working with children check.
Once the initial phrase is complete the host family will receive specialised training. After a survivor has been placed in a host family, the host family will receive ongoing support from an Iysha practitioner.
Q. Will the survivor share her story?
A. We work from a trauma informed approach and therefore, we do not recommend the survivor share her story in detail with the host family. However, it is ultimately her decision. Both the survivor and host family will receive support from an Iysha practitioner with respect to how to discuss the arrangement with others. We want to protect the survivor from further stigma and shame.
Q. Will there be financial assistance?
A. Yes, the host family will receive a monthly payment in recognition of the potential additional cost of hosting a survivor.