Dee Dee Giovanazzi’s Quality of Education project for Brighton Heights brings awareness to parents about the benefits of the incoming SNAP program at John Morrow Elementary. SNAP is an evidence-based program that teaches children to use coping skills to avoid trouble and control their behavior. Events such as luncheons, parent meet and greets, and parent-teacher nights will provide information about the program coming into the school, parents’ role, and how to make additional referrals throughout the Northside community.
Northside Leader Profile: Holy Family Institute, a private social services provider serving individuals and families in the home, school, and community, is a proud One Northside leader. The organization’s impactful Stop Now And Plan (SNAP) program, a behavior intervention for children ages 6-11, is now being delivered in two classrooms at John Morrow Elementary School in Brighton Heights. This evidence-based program provides 13 weekly sessions in each classroom, allowing students to learn self-control and role-play, plus receive positive reinforcement. Teachers and administrators, as well as parents during meetings, learn the SNAP techniques too, allowing for effective child management strategies and enhanced communication skills so “hard thoughts” are replaced with “cool thoughts”. For more information or enrollment, contact SNAP Program Supervisor Bob Wegner at (412) 331-2684, ext. 11.