The Florida Network of Youth and Family Services, Inc. (the Florida Network) is a not-for-profit statewide association representing 29 agencies that serve homeless, runaway and troubled youth ages six and older and their families. Since 1976, the Florida Network has provided services as a “Children and Families in Need of Services” (CINS/FINS) agency, as defined by Florida Statute, in order to prevent juvenile delinquency and encourage good choices and healthy family relationships.
Our many services include: advocacy for youth, public policy development, public education, data collection and research, and training and technical assistance.
The Florida Network recognized the 2016 Annual Award winners on May 26, 2016 at our Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL! We received an overwhelming number of deserving nominations; we are truly honored to work alongside such dedicated and passionate individuals protecting Florida’s youth and families. Congratulations to all the nominees and winners!
SNAP is an evidence-based cognitive behavioral intervention from the Child Development Institute (CDI) based out of Toronto, Canada. The SNAP model provides a framework for teaching children and their parent’s effective emotional regulation, self-control and problem-solving skills. The primary goal of SNAP is to keep children in school and out of trouble by helping them make better choices "in the moment." SNAP is a gender-specific program that is currently available for boys ages 6-11 that includes a parent and sibling component to engage the whole family system to strengthen their relationships and improve behaviors at home, in school and the community.
The Florida Network, in conjunction with the Department of Juvenile Justice is working to implement the Stop Now And Plan (SNAP) program throughout Florida. SNAP is currently operating at four CINS/FINS sites located in Tallahassee at Capital City Youth Services (CCYS), Gainesville at CDS Family & Behavioral Health Services, Inc, Orlando at Orange County Youth and Family Services and Jacksonville at Youth Crisis Center (YCC). If you are interested in participating in the SNAP Program at one the four operating sites, you can contact your local agency to make a referral. If you would like to learn more about the SNAP Program, please contact Lauren Maldonado at the Florida Network firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about the SNAP curriculum, please visit CDI at https://childdevelop.ca/snap/.
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