Delivering SNAP in Diverse Communities
CDI is pleased to be able to develop partnerships with agencies to deliver service that is collaborative, and makes sense for the local community.
Located in Ohsweken—a First Nations community close to Hamilton, Ontario—The Six Nations of the Grand River Child and Family Services joined forces with nearby Woodview Mental Health and Autism Services in Brantford to provide SNAP to children with serious conduct disorder, and their families. Having completed the first year of SNAP programming, staff from both communities are co-facilitating service delivery between the two sites in an effort to share expertise and learnings, while maximizing effectiveness by working closely together.
When asked about the impact that SNAP has had on their young people, one program worker at Six Nations said, “After the family attended five SNAP sessions, the classroom no longer had to be evacuated. The child is able to use his SNAP skills to regulate himself and identify a plan to keep himself, and others, safe.”
As a result of introducing SNAP to this region, local schools and parents have begun asking how they can be part of the program. CDI’s SNAP team looks forward to continuing to work with Six Nations and Woodview to ensure that young people and their families receive timely service through the SNAP clinical model.
“CDI is pleased to be able to develop partnerships with agencies to deliver service that is collaborative, and makes sense for the local community.”