BrainAbouts: About Anger Management

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Family Coaching

DEFINITIONS

Parent Coaching: Helping parents with parenting challenges by offering alternative perspectives about family situations, creating strategies to prevent youth high-risk behavior, and developing family dynamics that achieve balanced parenting goals.

Prevention Planning: Use this section to plan your prevention activities and prevention discussions regarding this topic.

TAKE A QUIZ

  • Personal Anger Assessment

    The following assessment is designed to help you understand how you manage your anger.

  • Anger Quiz

    Use this short screening test to help determine if you should seek help (diagnosis and treatment) for anger problems.

ACTIVITIES

Activities

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    Behavior Modification Contract Example

    Use this B-Mod Contract example after watching the BrainAbouts video About Behavior Modification to help create your behavior modification plan.

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    B-Modification Contract

    Use this blank B-Mod Contract example after watching the BrainAbouts video About Behavior Modification to help create your behavior modification plan.

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    Use Validating Language

    Validating a young person's anger is NOT agreeing with it. Learn and use the six levels of validating language when communicating with an angry youth. Example of a validation sandwich, "I see how angry you are. It is not okay to yell. However, I would be angry if I were in the same situation."

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    Determine if it is Typical or Troubled

    Use this checklist to determine if your child's anger is typical or if it indicates trouble. If trouble, contact your local youth counselor.

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    Play an Anger Management Board Game

    Mad Dragon: An Anger Control Card Game is designed for children aged 6 to 12. 

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    Watch Meditation Videos from Stress Free Kids

    Stress Free Kids YouTube Channel is filled with videos to help kids decrease stress, anxiety and anger. 

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RESOURCES

Organizations

  • Parenting with Love and Logic

    The Love and Logic Institute is dedicated to making parenting and teaching fun and rewarding, instead of stressful and chaotic. We provide practical tools and techniques that help adults achieve respectful, healthy relationships with their children. 

  • The Gottman Institute

    A research-based approach to relationships including an emotion coaching program, new parent workshops, and parenting tools.

  • The Incredible Years

    The parenting programs are grouped according to age: babies (0-12 months), toddlers (1-3 years), preschoolers (3-6 years), and school age (6-12 years).

Readings & Research

Student Engagement

DEFINITIONS

Student Engagement: Engaging students in the learning process to increase understanding and motivattion to practice higher-level critical thinking skills about high-risk behavior.

Prevention Planning: Use this section to find information, activities, discussion and fact handouts, as well as access to research about this topic.

TAKE A QUIZ

  • Personal Anger Assessment

    The following assessment is designed to help you understand how you manage your anger.

  • Anger Quiz

    Use this short screening test to help determine if you should seek help (diagnosis and treatment) for anger problems.

ACTIVITIES

Activities

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    Use the Anger Thermometer

    Analyze the levels of your angry feelings and plan the anger management techniques you can use for each level with the Anger Thermometer. 

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    Lemons or Lemonade Anger Workbook for Teens

    Learn how to express anger appropriately.

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    I'm Not Bad, I'm Just Mad

    I'm Not Bad, I'm Just Mad contains forty activities for issues such as recognizing anger triggers, better problem solving, and communication tips for defusing conflict before it gets out of hand.

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    Call or Text a Teen Help Line

    TEEN LINE is a non-profit, community based organization that provides emotional support to youth. It is our mission to provide peer based education and support before problems become a crisis, using a national hotline, community outreach and online support.

Links

  • Atlas of Emotion

    Use this interactive tool to build your emotional awareness, understand why you are feeling a certain way, and gain greater control over your emotions and responses.

  • Wellcast Video Series

    Twice-a-week quirky, animated show, explores the physical, mental and emotional paths to wellness with bi-weekly journaling exercises that helps you apply what you've learned. The ultimate goal: one year, one show, one journal, one collective journey to wellness.

  • The Mood Meter App

    A self awareness app based on decades of research from Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. Tell your Mood Meter mobile app how you feel and build emotional intelligence that lasts a lifetime. $0.99

RESOURCES

Organizations

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    Headspace

    Headspace offers mindfulness skills training and meditations to help deal with anger, stress, anxiety, sleep, and self-esteem.

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    KidsHealth and TeensHealth

    KidsHealth and TeenHealth are dedicated to helping young people make the best health choices. Websites include articles, videos, and health tools with sections just for kids and teens.

Readings & research

  • InspirED Students Skills Building

    Social and emotional skills building activities designed by Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence.

  • Angry Octopus - Ages 5-10

    Angry Octopus: Children Learn How to Control Anger, Reduce Stress and Fall Asleep Faster (2019) by Lori Lite teaches children how to use progressive muscle relaxation and breathing techniques to calm down, lower stress, and control anger.

  • Don't Rant & Rave on Wednesdays! - Ages 7-11

    Don't Rant and Rave on Wednesdays!: The Children's Anger-Control Book (1994) by Adolph Moser discusses the causes and effects of anger and provides advice on how to control and channel it.

  • What to Do When Your Temper Flares - Ages 9-12

    What to Do When Your temper Flares: a Kid's Guide to Overcoming problems with Anger (2007) by Dawn Huebner guides young people through cognitive-behavioral techniques used to treat problems with anger.

Staff Topic Material

DEFINITIONS

Faculty Topic Material: Section dedicated to putting prevention topic material at faculty and school staff's fingertips. Material in these sections includes Universal (Tier I), Selective (Tier II), and Indicated (Tier III & IV) activity ideas, resources, and research relevant to a particular high-risk topic or skill.

Prevention Planning: Use the Faculty Topic Material section to help plan prevention activities for the whole school, faculty in-service, group counseling, and individual & family engagement.

ACTIVITIES

Activities

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    Anger Thermometer Activity

    Watch the anger thermometer video and fill out the anger thermometer as a tool to help teach a vareity of anger management skills.

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    Anger Management Mods - COMING SOON!

    Use the BrainAbouts Anger Management Mods individually or in a group to learn about anger and practice anger management techniques. 

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    Anger Warning Signs & Anger Thermometer Video

    Watch a video about anger and use the anger thermometer template to learn and create anger managment strategies.

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    Play an Anger Management Board Game

    Play an anger management game like the Anger Defuser: The Fun Anger Management Game for Kids and Teens to make learning fun.

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    Prepare a Calming Box

    Create a calming box with your child or teen as a practical strategy that will facilitate kids' self-soothing.

Links

  • FisT Anger Management Group - Age 8-11

    This program is for children age 8-11 who have difficulty expressing strong emotions and dealing with interpersonal relationships.

  • Kimochis®

    Use Kimochis® emotional learning tools and get free resources.

  • Videos by Ahmed Elshraby

    Short films by Ahmed Elshraby YouTube channel. In class or at home, click on Watch Do Not Be Angry or Watch Your Feelings to generate a discussion about anger.

  • Use an Anger Thumball

    Use an Anger Thumball in individual, group, or classroom environments to gain insights about different types of anger, increase anger control skills, and have fun in the process!

  • Anger Bingo for Teens

    Anger Bingo for Teens: an Engaging and Educational game About Anger and Ways to Manage It

RESOURCES

Organizations

  • Parenting with Love and Limits

    Founded in 2001 as a direct result of field research by Model Developer Dr. Scott P. Sells, PLL combines a family systems approach with parent and youth skills training and family therapy.

  • Parenting with Love and Logic`

    Founded in 2001 as a direct result of field research by Model Developer Dr. Scott P. Sells, PLL combines a family systems approach with parent and youth skills training and family therapy.

  • Tools for Getting Along

    An anger management through social problem solving curriculum for upper elementary students. This 26-lesson curriculum is designed to help upper elementary school teachers establish a positive, cooperative classroom atmosphere.

  • The Incredible Years

    The Incredible Beginnings® program is for leaders of teachers and child care providers of children ages 1-5 years old. 

  • Merrell's Strong Kids

    Strong Kids™ curricula is a fun, affordable way to help your students develop the social-emotional skills they need to manage their challenges and succeed in school and life from K-12.

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