Alternatives for Adolescent Males Project (AAMP) is a supportive group that helps males aged 14 - 17 gain insight to their behaviour and communication patterns. AAMP uses personal disclosure and introspection in order to promote empathy and personal responsibility in participants; resulting in an increase in “healthy”, stable pro-social behaviour, and a decrease in criminal behaviour.

AAMP groups are guided and mediated by two facilitators. CJHS facilitators enable a safe and open environment for the participants to express themselves in and engage in active listening, while providing objective follow-up questions in relation to the information shared by the participants. A maximum of 12 participants meet for 2.5 hours two days a week for 4 consecutive weeks.

AAMP provides a safe and supportive group for participants to discuss their experiences, learn/practice ways to create and maintain healthy relationships in the home, at school, and in the community

AAMP is run as a fee for service program offered to youth at City of Calgary - Youth Probation Services offices. Referrals to AAMP are accepted from Youth Probation Officers. Approximately two groups will run each year.
For more information please contact:

Deborah Nowakowski - Youth Services Manager
Direct Line: (403) 536-0545
[email protected]