Children often struggle to cope with anger, and angry feelings can boil over into aggression and destructive behaviour. This resource takes a different approach to anger, teaching children how to be angry effectively, rather than telling them not to be angry at all.
This group program provides step-by-step guidelines for building anger management and assertive emotional expression skills through tailored lessons, group activities and thought-provoking discussions. Participants will learn specific skills such as:
· Using I-Statements
· Standing Up to Bullies
· Disagreeing without Arguing
· Making and Refusing Requests
· Responding to Anger
· Finding WinWin Solutions
Suitable for use with children and teenagers aged 5 - 18, this engaging resource will help children to overcome self-destructive patterns of passive, aggressive, and passive aggressive behaviour. It will be of great use to educators, counselors, social workers, youth care professionals, psychologists and parents.
|Publisher:||Kingsley, Jessica Publishers|
|Product dimensions:||8.50(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
Table of ContentsForeword by Nicholas J. Long. Introduction. About this book. Who is How to Be Angry for? Facilitator qualifications. Creating a positive group environment. Using the curriculum. Feedback. Part 1: Exploring Anger Behaviors. Session 1 That Makes Me So Mad!: Identifying Common Anger Triggers. Session 2 Decisions, Decisions! Four Choices in Anger Expression. Session 3 Sugarcoated Hostility: The Five Levels of Passive Aggressive Behavior. Session 4 Behind the Mask: Exploring Public Faces and Private Realities. Session 5 More than Words Can Express: How Body Language and Tone of Voice Can Say It All. Part 2: Developing Assertive Anger Expression Skills. Session 6 I Feel Angry: Using I-Messages to Express Anger Assertively. Session 7 Yes, No, or Maybe So: Assertive Skills for Disagreeing Without Arguing. Session 8 Keeping Bullies at Bay, Part 1: The Five Ws of Bullying. Session 9 Keeping Bullies at Bay, Part 2: Four Rules for Using Assertive Communication to Stand Up to Bullies. Session 10 "May I Please" and "No Can Do:" Guidelines for Assertively Making and Refusing Requests. Session 11 "That's So Nice of You to Say:" Assertive Strategies for Giving and Receiving Compliments. Session 12 On the Receiving End: Three Steps for Responding Assertively to Anger. Session 13 Four Square Problem-Solving: Finding Win-Win Solutions. Part 3: Committing to Assertive Anger Expression. Session 14 What's the Plan?: Replacing Self-Defeating Patterns and Committing to Assertive Behaviors. Session 15 Putting It All Together: Choosing to Use Assertive Behaviors to Express Anger. References.