SNAP®, which stands for Stop Now And Plan, is an evidence-based behavioral model that provides a framework for teaching children struggling with behavior issues, and their parents, effective emotional regulation, self-control and problem-solving skills. The primary goal of SNAP is to keep children in school and out of trouble by helping them make better choices “in the moment.”
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The core SNAP programs, SNAP Boys and SNAP Girls, are gender-specific programs for children ages 6-11 experiencing disruptive behavior problems.
SNAP Boys is a family-focused, early intervention program for boys ages 6 to 11 who are engaging in problematic, aggressive, antisocial behavior and/or have come into contact with authority figures. The program aims to prevent antisocial behavior and reduce thechance of future conflict with authorities through timely and effective early intervention. Experienced and highly-trained SNAP staff work with parents to assess problems and create and evaluate treatment/action plans.
The SNAP Boys program typically consists of five key components:
- – SNAP Boys Club – A structured group that meets weekly for 13 weeks and teaches boys self-control, problem-solving and emotion-regulation skills
- – A concurrent SNAP Parenting (SNAPP) Group that teaches parents effective child management strategies
- – One-on-one family counselling based on the SNAPP Skills Guide
- – Individual counselling/mentoring for boys who require extra support
- – School advocacy and teacher support to assist boys who are struggling behaviorally and/or not performing at their age-appropriate grade level at school
SNAP Girls is a family-focused, gender-specific early intervention program for girls ages 6-11 exhibiting early disruptive behavior problems at home, school and in their community. The program components are similar to the SNAP Boys program, but there are important differences based on research and best practices for treating girl aggression. In SNAP Girls, for example, there is greater emphasis on communication and relationship-building.
The SNAP Girls program consists of six key components:
- – SNAP Girls Club – a structured group that meets weekly for 13 weeks and teaches girls the SNAP technique to achieve emotion-regulation, self-control, realistic thinking and problem-solving skills
- – A concurrent SNAP Parenting (SNAPP) Group – teaches parents the SNAP technique in conjunction with effective child management strategies
- – Girls Growing up Healthy – typically offered after SNAP groups are completed. The caregiver-daughter group aims to strengthen this essential relationship at the critical pre-teen stage, and to address issues related to physical development and healthy relationships
- – Family counselling based on SNAPP (Stop Now and Plan Parenting)
- – Individual counselling/mentoring for girls who require extra support
- – School advocacy and teacher support to assist girls who are struggling behaviorally and/or not performing at their age-appropriate grade level at school
If you know of any youth who can benefit from this program, please fill out our referal form here and email it Greg Farmer – firstname.lastname@example.org.