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Stop Now And Plan (SNAP)

Stop Now and Plan (SNAP(c)) is a intervention that uses a cognitive behavioural approach to teach children who have behaviour problems, alongside their caregivers, effective emotion regulation, self-control, and problem-solving skills. The primary aim is to help children stay in school, build healthy relationships, and divert them from anti-social behaviours.

SNAP was developed by Dr. Leena Augimeri at the Child Development Institute (CDI) in Toronto. Originally designed for boys under 12 in conflict with the law in 1985, it has grown to include gender specific models for children age 6-12 and youth 13-17.

Some of the SNAP programs include: SNAP Boys, SNAP Girls, SNAP Youth Justice, and SNAP schools.

Current Projects

Using previously collected program evaluation data, Dr. Craig and SYD lab is currently working alongside Dr. Augimeri and her team at CDI to help understand both the effectiveness and potential mechanisms of change across SNAP for children and youth with callous-unemotional (CU) traits (i.e., lack of empathy, callousness).