SNAP stands for “Stop Now And Plan.”

CDS Family & Behavioral Health Services is proud to be able to offer the SNAP curriculum for both boys and girls age 6-11 out of our Gainesville office.  Call 352-244-0628 exts. 3804 or 3805 to see if the SNAP program is right for you and your family.

SNAP is an evidence-based cognitive-behavioral model powered by the minds at Child Development Institute (CDI).  SNAP helps troubled children and their parents learn how to effectively manage their emotions and ‘keep problems small.’

SNAP families meet once a week for 13 weeks.  Each class has either girls or boys and typically there are 7 families for each session.  SNAP kids are working on their skills and behaviors in one room while parents are learning effective child management and SNAP strategies in another room.  There is even a place for siblings to learn about SNAP, too.

The Boys and Girls in SNAP learn through role-playing and interactive games.  They learn to deal with angry thoughts and strong feelings, improve their self-control, and learn how to solve problems and deal with bullying.

Here are some of the signs that SNAP maybe helpful to you:

  • Difficult family relationships
  • Physically aggressive behavior
  • Angry outbursts
  • Verbally aggressive/defiant behavior
  • Lack of self-control and problem-solving skills
  • Difficulty making and maintaining healthy relationships
  • Stealing

There is no monetary cost to attend the SNAP program.  Contact SNAP Program Director Evelitza Soto at (352) 244-0628 x3804 or, or Carlos Aguirre (352) 318-9431, or Corey Collins (352) 318-9416  to see if this is a good fit for your family.

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