Adult children living at home showing on Unassigned HT list

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sethbroox
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Adult children living at home showing on Unassigned HT list

Postby sethbroox » Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:14 pm

We have many households in our Stake where adult children are living with their parents. Along with the other siblings, they are listed with their father being head of household. While the family is assigned home teachers, the adult children are showing up on the Unassigned Home Teachers report. If you look at the individual, they are assigned home teachers though.

Is this a glitch, or the desired behavior?

We found that if you make the 19 year old the head of their own household, at the same address as their parent,s AND assign them the same home teachers as their parents, they no longer show up on the Unassigned report. This seems like a hack. Is the recommendation to make all young adults their own head of household? If that was the direction, why would it not automatically do that upon their birthday?

If we make them their own head of household, then we had lots of questions like: "If its a 19 year old female, then do we need to assign her home teachers from the High Priest quorum as she is a single sister, even though the Elder's Quorum is already assigned to home teach the family at that address?". And "By splitting them out into their own head of household, that increases the number of families the quorum has to assign, and thus increases the number of 'families' assigned to a companionship. While not really increasing the number of homes to visit, having 12+ families on a route has a negative psychological impact." And so on and so forth.

What counsel should I be providing the Clerks, EQ and HPG leaders?

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Re: Adult children living at home showing on Unassigned HT list

Postby russellhltn » Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:16 pm

sethbroox wrote:they are listed with their father being head of household.


I would double-check that you are looking at the household record and not somewhere else (it can get confusing). Unless new guidance has been handed down, I would not expect children in the household to show up as "unassigned". HT should be by household.

Now, wither adult children should be their own household is another debate. This seems to be "bishop's discretion". I think the common practice is that once the child has left home, they are their own household, even if they return at a later time.
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Re: Adult children living at home showing on Unassigned HT list

Postby eblood66 » Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:06 pm

What report are you looking at? My son is 27 and lives with us. I can see two lists on LCR which show unassigned home teachers: under Organizations > Home Teaching under 'Households Not Assigned to be Home Taught' and under Reports > Home and Visiting Teaching with the Not Assigned filter selected. Both lists do not show my son.

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Re: Adult children living at home showing on Unassigned HT list

Postby sethbroox » Sun Oct 08, 2017 12:56 pm

I will have to follow up with the two different EQ presidents. They showed me on their iPad and laptop, but at the Stake level, I can't see what the Ward sees (something I need to "suggest", as it makes it very difficult to help assist the clerks when I can't see what they see).

Thanks

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Re: Adult children living at home showing on Unassigned HT list

Postby russellhltn » Sun Oct 08, 2017 2:27 pm

Actually, if you look at the directory at LDS.org, you'll be able to see if the children are in a household or are their own household.
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