ID

FCS-42P (FCS-86P)

Authors as Published

Shannon Jarrott, Associate Professor, Human Development, Virginia Tech; Karen DeBord, Extension Specialist, Family and Human Development, Virginia Tech; Crystal Tyler-Mackey, Extension Specialist, Community viability, Virginia Tech


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Intergenerational programs are most effective when facilitators consider the social environment, including the role of staff members.

In addition to the physical environment of a space or program, the social environment can influence participants’ experiences with intergenerational programming. Examples of the social environment include how safe participants feel sharing ideas with the group and how staff members pair children and adults based on common interests or friendships.


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Publication Date

May 3, 2019