- Recruitment issues may occur for the DINA Small Group program. Depending on the location of the site, recruiting a sufficient number of children for the group may be an issue. Sites need to educate referral sources and develop relationships to help create buy in for the program and receive appropriate referrals.
- Some sites may experience difficulties in retention particularly if families/children are mandated to attend the program due to the additional stressors seen in mandated populations.
- Finding an appropriate mix of children for the group and to not create too much of a “high need” group should be considered when recruiting for the groups.
- Training for small group facilitators needs to be scheduled as soon as possible because the demand for training can cause a wait time and slow down progress of implementation.