The Anger Management Program is a skills and education based program where youth and parents can learn alternatives to aggressive behavior. Anger and aggressive behavior are clearly major problems for many teenagers. Anger and aggression cause difficulty for adolescents and those attempting to work with them. An adolescent’s frequent preference for using such behavior in conflict situations interferes with the positive and constructive behavior they may possess. The purpose of anger management education and counseling is to: (1) teach youth in high-risk situations to understand what causes them to feel angry and to act aggressively, (2) teach techniques they can use to reduce their anger and aggression, (3) facilitate models for proper use of anger management techniques and to provide feedback to participants practicing anger reduction skills, and (4) teach parents the same techniques and to learn how to reinforce what is being taught to their children.
Youthworks will be offering individual counseling and workshops for youth and parents to address the need for anger management and parent-child conflict training.