Programs & Services

We offer a comprehensive set of SNAP® (Stop Now and Plan) programs and services at no cost to girls and their families. Parental involvement is a necessary component of programming. Free childcare is offered to parents/guardians while they attend group programming and transportation support is available. SNAP® groups run twice a year for 12-13 weeks (fall and winter) in the evenings at the BRAVE office located at 7071 Bayers Road, Halifax. Alternative locations may be arranged based on community need.

Core Programs

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SNAP® Girls

The SNAP® Girls Group is a n evidence-based program designed specifically to help girls under twelve years of age who are experiencing behavioural issues at home, school, or in the community. The Girls Groups meet once a week for 13 consecutive weeks. Through both individual and group work, including role-play, the girls learn and practice self-control, problem-solving skills, and how to use SNAP® in difficult situations.

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SNAP® Parents

SNAP® Parent Groups is a manualized program that runs concurrently with the SNAP® Girls Groups. Parent/Guardians meet once a week for 13 consecutive weeks to learn self-control and problem-solving skills, as well as effective child management techniques. The group also provides parents with an opportunity to make connections with other parents facing similar challenges.

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SNAP® for Schools

We offer SNAP® in the elementary school classrooms of girls in the SNAP® Girls Group to address aggressive behaviours and bullying on a broader level. SNAP® for Schools runs for 13 weeks and covers such topics as anger, joining in and fair play, handling peer pressure and dealing with bullying.

 

 

 

Additional Services

Additional services and supports are available to girls and their families based on their needs.

BRAVE_icon1Individual Befriending/ Mentorship is individual contact with a supportive, caring adult mentor to stimulate recreational or community interests while reinforcing SNAP®.
BRAVE_icon2Homework Club/Tutoring is available for girls functioning well below grade level. Staff work with the girls on a one-on-one basis to complete homework assignments with the focus of improving overall literacy skills.
BRAVE_icon3School Advocacy is available to help parents experiencing difficulties with their relationship with the schools to develop plans to improve the relationship. Staff also contact each teacher to inform them of the program and to offer behavioural management support.
BRAVE_icon4Individual and Family SNAP® Counselling is available to support the girls and their families to enhance the skills learned in the SNAP® Groups.
BRAVE_icon5Crisis Intervention is available to assist the families involved with SNAP® deal with challenging situations as they arise and/or refer to appropriate crisis services.
BRAVE_icon6Victim Restitution helps girls involved with SNAP® learn how to apologize and redress their behaviour. An apology letter or some form of community service are typical ways we promote pro-social behaviour.
BRAVE_icon7Community Connections links girls and their families to community supports, services and programs, including recreational activities.
BRAVE_icon8Long Term Connections/Continued Care Families may continue to be involved in program components as long as there is a need and interest. These services are available for girls involved with SNAP® up to age 18 and their families.
SNAP® Girls Growing Up Healthy is a manualized program that focuses on relationship building and developing healthy physical and sexual health. Girls aged 10 and up and their primary female caregivers’ meet together once a week for 9 consecutive weeks.