SNAP, which stands for Stop Now And Plan, is a group for children ages 6-11, and their parents or caregivers. It teaches impulse-control, self-regulation and problem-solving skills that help children to keep their problems small. The program is free for the children and their parents/guardians – determined by certain entry criteria.
The SNAP program has been operating out of Firefly in Kenora for three years and has helped 80 families, including over 70 children and over 100 parents and caregivers. Families, teachers and principals within the KCDSB and KPDSC have noticed positive behavioural changes in children/students and have built stronger relationships.
If this program sounds like something your family would like to get involved with, this is one of your last opportunities to do so as the program is entering its final year of formal funding.
Cathy Lundin is the Clinical Manager of the SNAP Program and she popped in the Q Morning Show with more information: