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BCG’s team is helping us develop a strategy to expand SNAP to 140 sites across Canada in the next five years.

Boston Consulting Group Goes to Camp

Staff from Boston Consulting Group (BCG) spent a sunny August day at SNAP's Camp Wimodausis as part of their United Way Day of Caring initiative. After recently completing a year-long strategy and implementation plan for SNAP’s national expansion, this was an opportunity for the BCG team to build a deeper understanding of the program by learning and practicing SNAP skills and organizing camp activities for the children.
After nine days of SNAP training, these Dutch teams are now equipped to begin their service delivery and implementation within their respective regions.

Affiliate Profile: SNAP Expands Within the Netherlands

“The energy, creativity and sense of fun made this an exceptional training experience for everyone,” said Monique Verpoort, Manager and SNAP Project Leader at CDI, reflecting on a recent trip to the Netherlands to provide SNAP training to local clinicians.

CDI first worked with a Dutch team from Almere in January 2012 to train them on the SNAP Boys program, and the team has now expanded their reach to girls and their families.

“As part of our visit to the country, we provided them with a refresher on SNAP Boys as well as training on SNAP Girls, individual counselling/mentoring and family counselling,” said Angela Ball, Manager of Early Intervention Services at CDI.

Three new regions located throughout the central and eastern parts of the country (Utrecht, Gelderland, Overijssel) have also now come on board, due to the initial positive outcomes of the Almere team.

Now that SNAP is taking hold in Europe, we are exploring the possibility of forming a European community of practice among the Dutch and Scottish sites. “The SNAP Implementation team is excited to support them in this amazing endeavour,” said Monique Verpoort.
Trainers Monique Verpoort and Angela Ball greatly enjoyed the enthusiasm and active participation of Dutch training participants during the recent SNAP training in the Netherlands. 

Make an Impact this December with #givingtuesdayCA

On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, CDI will be one of thousands of Canadian charities participating in #givingtuesday, a movement for giving and volunteering that takes place after Cyber Monday. Now in its second year, the Canadian Giving Tuesday movement encourages charities, companies and individuals to join together to share commitments, rally for favourite causes and think about others.

Through Giving Tuesday, we hope to raise $5,000, which would fund the participation of one child -- and her parents -- in the SNAP Girls program for one year. Give back this holiday season by helping us transform the lives of children and youth.

To show your support, engage with us on Facebook and Twitter, or visit our website to learn more about how your contributions can make an impact on the lives of children and youth. 
We are very grateful for your support. To donate to SNAP, click here
Harper Government Invests in Crime Prevention Projects in Nova Scotia Federally-funded crime prevention programs to help at-risk children and youth and ensure safer communities for all

On August 21, 2014, the Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, announced a total of $4.7 million in federal funding for two crime prevention projects in Halifax and North Preston. Alternative Pathways, delivered by Halifax’s Bryony House, will use the SNAP model to offer life skills to girls in Halifax who exhibit social and behavioural challenges to help them make better choices, control impulsive and aggressive behaviours, and avoid becoming involved with the criminal justice system. This project will receive $3.4 million in federal funding.

SNAP Pilot Projects in Scarborough Get Off the Ground

Make Children Better Now (MCBN) is a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to educating children on the emotional and physical ramifications of bullying. SNAP was selected at the 2014 MCBN Annual General Meeting as the recipient of a $1,000 donation to be used to support a community-based implementation of SNAP. These funds will help support two pilots of SNAP Boys through the Boys and Girls Clubs of East and West Scarborough.

SNAP in the Media

WATCH: Members of CDI’s SNAP team and one of our families were interviewed by Susan Hay for a Making A Difference segment on Global News Toronto on August 11, 2014
READ: "How to Raise Girls to be Better at Negotiating," in Fast Company, October 30, 2014
What if we raised girls to help them both master negotiation skills and navigate the challenges? Would that help us raise a generation of women who are more likely to succeed by the time they need to ask for what they’re worth? See what Erin Rajca, the Manager of our SNAP Girls Program, has to say about raising girls to be better negotiators.

READ: “SNAP or Wrap? Discovering better ways to prevent youth violence and delinquency,” in Prevention Action, August 26, 2014
Severely antisocial children are at particular risk of developing into juvenile offenders persistently involved in violence and increasingly serious crime. An independent evaluation of the SNAP program underlines the need to ensure that early prevention services reach more families.
PUBLICATION: “SNAP is the leading evidence-based program for aggressive children with serious, violent and chronic potential.” Quote from A Handbook for Evidence-Based Juvenile Justice Systems; James C. Howell, Mark W. Lipsey, John J. Wilson.
SNAP Item on Sale

Limited time and special price: SNAPP Manual for sale for $18.00 (regular price $25.00) SNAPP (Stop-Now-And-Plan Parenting) – Parenting Children with Behaviour Problems (Version 2, 55 pages, ISBN 0-9694995-3-1) is intended for clinicians who work with families whose children are exhibiting disruptive, noncompliant and aggressive behaviours. Chapters include “Shaping the Intervention,” “Positive Communication Techniques,” “Steps for Rewarding,” “Steps for Disciplining,” “Monitoring Non-observable Behaviours” and “Problem Solving.”
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