Housing First for Youth Service Delivery Model

Knowledge Check

Get ready to check your knowledge of section II.

Q1. Which of these features are characteristics of an intensive case management approach? (Select all that apply)

   a)  One-to-one case management approach. 

   b)  Teams are available 24/7 to assist clients with high needs.

   c)  Teams are multi-disciplinary including physicians.

   d)  Provide wrap-around services directly to the client. 

   e)  Coordinate supports and services for clients. 

Reveal answer

The correct answers are a), d) and e).

Q2. True or False. Active engagement means allowing youth to exercise choice and supporting them to learn from their mistakes. 

Reveal answer

The correct answer is True.

Q3. True or False. Adopting a harm reduction approach in HF4Y programs means that alcohol and substance use should not cause a young person to lose their housing. 

Reveal answer

The correct answer is True.

Q4. Positive Youth Development is an approach that focuses on strengths not only risks or deficits. Choose the example below that illustrates a PYD approach.

   a)  A program delivers a “one-size-fits-all” program.

   b)  Services are provided to match the individual needs of the youth. 

   c)  Program staff provide positive reinforcement as a reward for good behaviour.

Reveal answer

The correct answer is b).

How did you do?

Aim for a score of 4/4. If you answered 1 or more questions incorrectly, you may want to go back and reread this section or review the main takeaways below.

Main Takeaways

  • Housing alone is not enough to support youth transition to adulthood. Once housed, the work begins to repair, reconnect, and rebuild. This can take time and there can be periods of continued housing instability.
  • Youth need additional supports in order to help them transition to adulthood – particularly supports for health and wellbeing, education and employment and social inclusion.