Increase Program Length


Social Competence

Intervention Family

Academic-Educational Interventions

Increase Program Length

Offering academic and educational programs over a longer time horizon such as a full school year gives program providers more opportunities to model and support student social competence. Without the time constraints faced by shorter duration programs, providers can deliver the academic content that is critical for academic and educational interventions and integrate additional content or activities that promote social skills. Participant engagement in any program is a key element of success. Longer programs may provide the necessary time required to build that engagement, give students ample time to practice their skills, and create more occasions to allow them to build trusting relationships with peers and adults.