Alternatives for Adolescent Males Project
- Program Description
- Referral Sources
- Client Feedback
AAMP is a supportive group to help male youth gain insight to their behaviour and communication patterns. A maximum of 12 participants meet for 2 ½ hours one day a week for 8 consecutive weeks
The goal of the Alternatives for Adolescent Males Project, (AAMP), is to use personal disclosure and introspection in order to promote empathy and personal responsibility in the participants. This is believed to result in an increase in “healthy”, stable pro-social behaviour, thus resulting in a decrease in criminal behaviour. The group will be guided and mediated by two facilitators, one male and one female. The facilitators will enable a safe and open environment for the participants to express themselves. The facilitators will engage in active listening, and provide objective follow-up questions in relation to the information shared by the participants.
AAMP provides a safe and supportive group for participants to discuss their experiences and learn and practice ways to create and maintain healthy relationships in the home, at school, and in the community
AAMP is facilitated by two Calgary John Howard staff, one male and one female.
The Calgary John Howard Society is located at 917-9th Avenue SE, Calgary, Alberta, T2G 0S5.
Each session runs one evening per week. Approximately four groups are offered each year. AAMP accepts referrals continuously throughout the year.
Contact Kim Senger or Mark Cruz for more information or to make a referral:
Phone 403-450-3420 or 403-543-7826
United Way of Calgary and Area
Alberta Children and Youth Services,
the Community Incentives Fund
Past Referral Sources:
Youth Criminal Defence Office
Self Referral / Parent Referral
Youth Probation Services
Youth Justice Committees
Youth and Family Serving Agencies
Calgary Community Conferencing
and the Gateway Initiative