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.
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.
Individual Coaching and Mentorship
is individual contact with a supportive, caring adult mentor to stimulate recreational or community interests while reinforcing SNAP®.
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.
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.
Family SNAP® Coaching
is available to support the girls and their families to enhance the skills learned in the SNAP® Groups.
is available to assist the families involved with SNAP® deal with challenging situations as they arise and/or refer to appropriate crisis services.
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.
links girls and their families to community supports, services and programs, including recreational activities.
Long 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.