Our goal for Anger Management:
- Recognize the role of individual responsibility in changing "maladaptive" behavior.
- Develop a working understanding of one's own anger/stress patterns and responses.
- Identify "situational anger" that consistently results in angry responses that can lead to violent behavior.
- Eliminate or minimize violent behavior. Learn how and when to use "time-outs" to prevent violent confrontations. Incorporate new coping skills to handle anger, stress, and other feelings.
- Use communication skills and listening techniques effectively and gain a better understanding of how children in one's family can be affected by parental communication techniques.
- Become more aware of one's own stress and anger signals and develop the capacity to sense the mood of a person with whom he or she must interact.