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Intergenerational programs are most effective when the activities reflect the interests, backgrounds, and social histories of the program participants.
A social history is basically the accounting of an individual’s life — their interests, career, relationships, the ways they have coped, and how they have defined themselves. This primarily speaks to adult programs; however, many child programs are beginning to collect this information from parents regarding the children’s interests and family structures.
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May 1, 2019