SNAP is a Canadian cognitive behavioural therapy programme designed to help angry and aggressive children between the ages of 8-11, and their parents learn how to effectively manage their emotions. The programme runs for 13 weeks, with separate child and parent groups running on a weekly basis. Boys groups run separately from girl groups. Children learn cognitive and behavioural skills and are given structured practice experiences to apply these skills to specific circumstances. Topics include recognising body cues, joining in, playing fair, and managing peer pressure. Parents discuss with other parents their use of parenting strategies and are supported to manage their own issues and anxieties when parenting their children.
The North Ayrshire SNAP – Evaluation of impact and outcomes, one year on can be downloaded below: