This packet emphasizes "what to do and how" with the
children once they arrive. Several aids are included
for both the host family and the Chernobyl child.
Hosting an International
This material is divided into four main
sections: 1) preparing for the guest(s) visit, 2) during
their stay in your home, 3) preparing for their return, and
4) after they return home. The Appendix contains
a number of documents:
- Medical Follow-up Report (bi-lingual copy)
-- important to complete so that the guest‚s family
will know the results of the medical/dental
- Sample Medicine Care Package -- an example of
what one group sends home with each guest.
- Program Evaluation form -- feedback is
invaluable to the growth of the program.
- Value of Donated Resources -- used for PR
This handbook serves a couple of
purposes: 1) it helps the host family learn some of
the phrases to better communicate with the children; and 2)
it helps the children as well because the pages can be
posted in the various rooms of the house as
appropriate. It may be beneficial to give a copy of
the book to the children.
Welcome to America
This bi-lingual booklet is a compilation
of various items on the American lifestyle, laws, and safety
issues for your guest.
Welcome to Our Home
Like the Welcome to America booklet, this
document is intended as an orientation tool to help the
guest integrate more easily into his/her American host
family. The family completes the English version of
this letter, getting it translated before the guest‚s
arrival. This provides information on the family,
their neighborhood, their expectations, places they will
Familiar Food of the Chernobyl
A compilation of recipes from the
children‚s national cuisine. This handbook will help
host families know more about the children‚s diet and can be
used to prepare familiar dishes for them during their stay