Working with System Involved Youth: Managing Adolescent Anger & Agression

Many youth involved in the child welfare and juvenile justice system develop emotional and behavioral issues that make them challenging to work with. This course provides participants with increased understanding of the backgrounds of these youth, how to work effectively with them, and how to work with them on managing anger and aggression. Background information on challenging youth is provided including the impact of trauma, impact of loss, and how anger and aggressive behavior develops. Best practices for working with youth are reviewed including developing the relationship, building self esteem, changing negative behaviors, and improving communications skills. Finally, techniques for helping youth manage anger and aggression are discussed including identifying and monitoring feelings, changing negative beliefs, anger reducers, self talk to reduce anger and thinking ahead to consequences. 

1. To increase understanding of the backgrounds of challenging youth including the
 impact of trauma, impact of loss, and how anger and aggression develop.

2. To review best practices for working with youth including developing the relationship,
 building self esteem, identifying feelings, and connecting feelings with behavior.

3. To provide techniques for managing anger and aggression including changing
 negative behaviors, improving communication skills, changing negative beliefs,
 anger reducers, self talk to reduce anger, and thinking ahead to consequences.
 
Please email us at trainings@abetterwayinc.net for more information.

Location: Oakland

Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

CEUs Available (2)