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