Stop Now And Plan

Delta Family Resource Centre's SNAP® Program

Delta offers SNAP®, which stands for Stop Now And Plan, is an evidence-based cognitive behavioural model that provides a framework for teaching children and their families that are struggling with behaviour issues, and their parents, effective emotional regulation, self-control and problem-solving skills. SNAP® was developed by Child Development Institute, an accredited children’s mental health organization in Toronto, in 1985 as an intervention program for boys under 12 in conflict with the law. Since then, the program has grown and evolved into an internationally recognized model for teaching troubled children and their parents how to effectively manage their emotions and “keep problems small.” Today, SNAP offers gender specific programs for children ages 6-11 and their family. Delta’s SNAP® program is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services as part of the Ontario Black Youth Action Plan making supports available to all families particularly those of African-descent. The program offers free culturally appropriate services with the primary goal of helping children to stop and think before they act, and keep them in school and out of trouble. SNAP®offers supports for children ages 6-11 and their families in the following areas: gender specific boys/girls groups, parent groups, individual counseling and community connections, school advocacy/support, homework club/tutoring and other interventions as needed.

Delta Family Resource Centre’s SNAP® Program Contact: snap@dfrc.ca