Anger Management For Youth

Anger Management for Teens
The teen years are characterized by one-word changes; teens physical bodies are changing due to the hormonal factors that are preparing them to become full-fledged adults. No only are teens experiencing many physical changes, they experience many psychological changes as well. Another change that teens will experience intensely are changes in their emotions, which may at times seem like they are on an emotional roller-coaster. Anger is one emotion that many teens have difficulty managing. The Anger Management for Teens is an 8-week program designed to educate and empower youth from ages 13-17 to deal with their anger, to use anger management and problem-solving skills, and to discover the coping skills they need to manage their anger appropriately.
A major focus of the Anger Management for teens program is that anger is a normal human emotion and it not their anger that is the problem it is their response to their anger.
Choice-Based Teen Anger Control

Program Components

Component 1: Assessment
  • Anger Management Assessment/Family Assessment
  • Definition of anger
  • 6 Steps to Change
  • What good about my anger and what is not so good
  • Learning to Breathe to calm down
Component 2: What causes my anger
  • Where did I get my angry attitude?
  • Making the anger choice
  • Anger can become a habit
  • Physical, mental, and emotional anger cues
  • Breathing and relaxation exercise
Component 3: Anger Triggers and Consequences
  • 5 Interrelated Phases of an Anger Episode
  • Learning to take a Time-Out
  • What is anger costing you?
  • What are your anger display rules?
  • Breathing and relaxation exercise
Component 4: Identifying, Clarifying and Expressing Feelings
  • Understanding the difference between primary and secondary feelings
  • Anger is a cover-up emotions for other feelings
  • Identifying, clarifying and expressing 5 primary feelings
  • Breathing and relaxation exercise
Component 5: Emotional Intelligence
  • Difference between emotional intelligence and emotional ignorance
  • Habits of highly emotionally intelligent people
  • Breathing and relaxation exercise
Component 6: Identifying you Anger Style
  • What is your anger style?
  • Angry self-talk
  • Rehearsing self-talk control strategies
  • Breathing and relaxation exercise
Component 7: Choosing Your Response
  • I am responsible exercise
  • ABC of Anger
  • What are you anger payoffs
  • Breathing and relaxation exercise
Component 8: The Power of Self-Control
  • Why is self-control important?
  • Developing self-control strategies during intense emotional times
  • Taking Care of my anger
  • Breathing and relaxation exercise
  • Anger evaluation
Component 9: Positive Attitude vs. Negative Hostile Attitude
  • Hostility, negative attitude and anger = Aggression
  • How negative & positive attitudes develop?
  • Principles of mind management
  • Breathing and relaxation exercise
Component 10: Anger Relapse Prevention
  • What is anger relapse prevention?
  • Developing an anger relapse prevention plan
  • Breathing and relaxation exercise
  • Course evaluation and certificates
Fees are based on ability to sliding scale.
The Choice-Based Anger Management for Teens program may not be suitable for individuals experiencing serious mental health problems.