It is the area that is most often neglected; however, it is essential to the group's success.
Keys ares to considers (8):
6. Pre-Group Contact
7. Agency Context
8. Social Context
What is the need that exists?
What purpse will this group serve?
What will the goals of the group be?
Who will be in the group?
What criteria will be set?
What characteristics will be identified?
What type of setting will be necessary?
What materials will be used? What will be the focus of the group?
How will potential group members be identified and screened?
What information will they need to be given?
What are the agency's policies and procedures with respect to teh group being formed?
How will society view this type of group?