Co-founder/developer of Children Mental Health’s Acclaimed SNAP® Intervention Program Receives ‘CAMH Difference Maker Award’

CAMH Difference Maker Award

“I feel both honoured and humbled. There are so many well deserved individuals in this country who are making a significant mental health impact. This award is really for all of our SNAP team members and champions,” explains Dr. Augimeri.

Child Development Institute is proud to announce that Dr. Leena Augimeri, Co-founder/developer of the highly acclaimed SNAP® program was a recipient of CAMH Difference Maker’s Award and was honored at the awards ceremony hosted on November 28, 2017. This award is a national movement created by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) to celebrate 150 Canadians who are making a difference in mental health:

“I feel both honoured and humbled. There are so many well deserved individuals in this country who are making a significant mental health impact. This award is really for all of our SNAP team members and champions,” explains Dr. Augimeri.

Dr. Augimeri has successfully advanced children’s mental health for the past 30 years using SNAP an evidence-based, innovative model she co-founded/developed at Child Development Institute (CDI). The SNAP program is a family focused, cost effective proven children’s mental health program. It focuses on emotion-regulation, self-control and problem-solving skills and teaches children how to stop and think before they act in order to make better choices “in the moment.” SNAP addresses disruptive behaviour such as aggression, rule-breaking and conduct problems, with the intention of improving executive functioning and impulsive / disruptive behaviour in the short-term with a goal of preventing criminal justice contact in the long-term.

Tony Diniz, CEO of CDI remarks, “SNAP has won many awards for its brilliant science and its effectiveness in real life and of course, Dr. Augimeri has been the lead developer of SNAP. This award is an important personal award – for being a top change maker. This award is richly deserved for Leena’s personal qualities of relentless determination, drive, determination and resilience to successfully climb the mountain of big change.”

The program has had such an impact that it is being effectively replicated both in Canada and internationally in children’s…

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