Anger Management

Programs and Practices
Programs and Practices
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Website Icon Coping and Support Training (CAST)
A community or school-based prevention program that teaches life skills in a positive peer group to build resiliency against risk factors and control early signs of substance abuse and emotional distress. All participants work and support one ...

Website Icon Incredible Years
Curriculum based program for students, teachers and parents of students pre-kindergarten to middle school. Skills based groups support pro-social skills divided into three program components working jointly promoting social emotional and behavioral ...

Website Icon Nurturing Parenting Programs
Website offering resources designed to build nurturing parenting skills and prevent abusive and neglecting parenting and child-rearing practices. Home- and community-based programs aim to lower the rate of multi-parent teenage pregnancies, reduce ...

Website Icon Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS)
School-Wide Positive Behavior Intervention and Support is a framework for achieving improved academic and behavioral outcomes for all students. It guides intervention at the school and district level by a structure to support the adults and students ...

Website Icon Second Step
Developmentally appropriate, short, interactive lessons for students in Pre-K – middle school developed for prevention of substance abuse, bullying, and violence. Students learn social-emotional skills such as self-regulation, empathy, ...

Website Icon Aggression Replacement Training (ART)
Targets 11-17 year olds with chronic aggressive and anti-social behavior history. There is a screening to assess risk and severity of behaviors, and 30 hours of training in social skills, anger management, and moral reasoning. Used in schools, ...

Website Icon Aggressors, Victims, and Bystanders: Thinking and Acting To Prevent Violence
Part of the Teenage Health Teaching Modules, this curriculum-based program is for ages 6 to 12. It is designed for middle school youth and those who have been exposed to violence. The cognitive-based approach helps students examine their role in ...

Website Icon Al's Pals: Kids Making Healthy Choices
Skills-based intervention promoting resilience through the development of skills such as self control, problem solving, positive social relationships and healthy choices. At forty six sessions (15-25 minutes long) Al’s Pals is one year in length and ...

Website Icon Albuquerque Victim-Offender Mediation Program
Developed by New Mexico Center for Dispute Resolution so victims and 10-19 year old offenders could meet, negotiate, and problem solve in the community. There are mediation programs for schools, parents/children, and incarcerated youth. Used with ...

Website Icon All Stars
A skills-based intervention designed for both in-school and after-school/community settings. Utilizing group and one-on-one activities of approximately 45 minutes in length; the All Stars programs focus on building strong interpersonal relations and ...

Website Icon Alternatives for Families: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Children ages 3-6 are the focus of this program that is targeted for those who have been abused, have family aggression, or live in hostile environments. It can be used with children with behavior disorders, to promote self control, encourage ...

Website Icon Big Brothers Big Sisters Mentoring Program
Designed for the promotion of resiliency in participating youth ages 6-18. Program focuses on positive youth development through a relationship that is based on trust and caring. Youth and children are matched with adult mentors who meet with ...

Website Icon Boys and Girls Club of America
Boys and Girls Clubs provide a variety of after school and summer programs in safe community locations where students can learn, participate in activities, build relationships with positive adult professionals, and learn that hope and ...

Website Icon Brief Strategic Family Therapy
Designed to prevent, treat and reduce behavior problems in youth ages 6-17. Additional focus of BSFT is to improve family functioning and increase pro-social behaviors. Program is typically delivered in 12-16 family sessions. Developed for Hispanic ...

Website Icon Building Skills
A classroom based 12-lesson curriculum designed to help 5th graders in the promotion of social development. Building Skills focuses on high risk students and their ability to deal appropriately with social influences. Developed by Western New York ...

Website Icon California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare
This site provides information related to selected child welfare programs. Programs featured on the site are being used in California to promote child and family well-being. Resources are listed by topic areas including behavior management, parent ...

Website Icon Caring School Community (CSC)
A key feature of this universal K-6 school climate program is the school-wide implementation of the model. CSC focuses on strengthening students’ connectedness to school thereby increasing academic motivation and achievement and reducing drug use, ...

Website Icon Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence (CSPV)
Housed at the University of Colorado Boulder, the CSPV disseminates information/resources, offers technical assistance and conducts research related to understanding and preventing violence, particularly adolescent violence. The website provides a ...

Website Icon Children's Summer Treatment Program (STP)
Center for Children and Families (CCF) at the State University of New York at Buffalo (UB) developed program for children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and related disruptive behaviors. Focuses on the childs peer relations, ...

Website Icon Coping Power Program
A preventive intervention that addresses social competence and self-regulation for children identified as being at-risk for substance use and delinquency. Children participate in structured cognitive-behavioral sessions designed to improve ...

Website Icon Curriculum-Based Support Group (CBSG)
Group intervention designed to increase resiliency and reduce risk factors among students in kindergarten through middle school who are identified by school counselors and faculty as being at elevated risk for early substance use and future ...

Website Icon Early Risers "Skills for Success"
For elementary school students who are at high risk for early development of conduct problems, including substance use. Early Risers integrates child-, school-, and family-focused interventions to move high-risk children onto a more adaptive ...

Website Icon El Joven Noble
A curriculum designed to promote character development and reduce or prevent unplanned pregnancies, substance abuse, and community or relationship violence among male Latino youth. The curriculum also promotes responsible and respectful behavior ...

Website Icon Eliminating Barriers to Learning
The purpose of this training is to eliminate barriers to learning by understanding and addressing mental health issues in the school environment. EBL is based on five modules focused on student wellness by supporting adults understanding of mental ...

Website Icon Families and Schools Together (FAST)
Multifamily group intervention designed to build relationships between families, schools and communities to increase well-being among preschool through high school students. The goals of FAST are to improve family functioning, prevent school ...

Website Icon Family Solutions Program
An early intervention program designed for families of juvenile first-offenders or at-risk students. Designed to strengthen family relationships through lessons focused on communication and cooperation, conflict resolution, decision-making, peer ...

Website Icon First Step to Success
An interactive home-school intervention for preschool and K-3 that targets children exhibiting antisocial behaviors. The program teaches social skills including sharing, cooperating and following rules. Kits include an implementation guide and ...

Website Icon Fix School Discipline
Produced by the Public Counsel of California this website contains a toolkit to support and guide schools in addressing discipline and creating positive climates for student learning and wellness. Numerous resources are listed and specific ...

Website Icon Footprints for Life
Designed for second and third grade students the goal of Footprints for Life is to help young children build assets and a strong foundation of life skills rooted in key social competencies. It is a 6-week curriculum with weekly lessons, and each ...

Website Icon Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.)
A gang and violence prevention program for elementary and middle school students. School-based and taught by sworn/certified criminal justice professionals. Additional curricula are available for families (middle school) and summer programs (for ...

Website Icon Good Behavior Game (GBG)
GBG is a classroom-based behavior management strategy for elementary school teachers to use along with a school's standard instructional curricula. Teams and rewards are used to socialize children to the role of student and reduce aggressive, ...

Website Icon I Can Problem Solve
Promoting school bonding, ICPS is a universal school-based program that focuses on enhancing the interpersonal cognitive processes and problem-solving skills of students ages 4-12. For preschool through intermediate elementary grades ICPS ...

Website Icon I'm Special
A primary substance abuse prevention program for 3rd and 4th graders. The program focuses on building resilient qualities in students. Developing skills and strategies for protective factors, Im Special is administered by trained facilitators ...

Website Icon Open Circle
A classroom-based program for students, ages 5-10, designed to strengthen social and emotional learning (SEL) and foster safe, caring classrooms and schools. In 15-20 minute, twice weekly, interactive classroom meetings, students practice listening, ...

Website Icon Operation New Hope
Curriculum-based program for chronic, high-risk youth offenders, ages 16-22, who display unmanageable lifestyle behaviors: alcohol, drug, sexual, family abuse. Integrates education, counseling, and mentoring for life skills such as dealing with ...

Website Icon Parenting Fundamentals
Group-based parent training designed to improve parenting strategies and children's behavioral, social, emotional, and cognitive capacities. Topics include nonviolent disciplinary approaches, child development, and communication. Home visits provide ...

Website Icon Peaceful Alternatives to Tough Situations (PATTS)
Designed to help students increase positive and appropriate conflict resolution skills and reduce aggressive behavior. Interactive lessons use group discussion, role-playing, games and skills review to teach children to identify and verbalize ...

Website Icon PeaceWorks
Pre-kindergarten through 12th grade, classroom-based curricula promoting students' prosocial behavior and positive affiliation with parents. Program components include: communication, understanding and resolving conflict, perceptions, fighting fair, ...

Website Icon Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies (PATHS), PATHS Preschool
The PATHS® program is designed to promote social-emotional development and reduce aggression and other behavior problems. Curricula are packed as separate grade level modules. Elementary lessons are 20- to 30- minutes and concepts are presented ...

Website Icon Restorative Justice
In the juvenile delinquency justice setting the theory of justice that emphasizes repairing the harm caused by criminal behavior is called Restorative Justice. The goal of this approach is to bring together the affected with the perpetrator of the ...

Website Icon Rock In Prevention, Rock PLUS
A prevention curriculum for 3-6 grade students that includes interactive activities using music, skits, kinesthetic elements, and art to increase positive behavior traits. The program is designed to increase awareness of the risks of substance use, ...

Website Icon Say It Straight
Program helps students in grades 3-12 learn skills to communicate and behave in ways that empower them to reduce risky behaviors like drug/alcohol/tobacco use, bullying, sexual behavior, violence, and eating disorders. At school the program is ...

Website Icon SMART team
A computer based program for 11-15 year olds at school sites that focuses on violence prevention/intervention. Eight modules teach conflict resolution skills for anger management, dispute resolution and perspective-taking. Modules can be used ...

Website Icon Strengthening Families Program: For Parents and Youth 10-14
A family skills program for students ages 10-14 and their parents to reduce student substance abuse and aggression, thus increase success in school. Parents and students meet separately and together during seven 2-hour sessions. Lessons for students ...

Website Icon The Fourth R
Skills for Youth Relationships is a curriculum for students in the 8th and 9th grade designed to promote healthy and safe behaviors related to dating, bullying, sexuality and substance use. Based on social learning theory and grounded in stages of ...

Website Icon The Leadership Program’s Violence Prevention Project
A classroom-based curriculum for middle and high school students in urban areas, designed to prevent violence, improve conflict-resolution strategies, and increase peer support. Facilitators explicitly teach and guide students through exercises in ...

Website Icon Too Good for Violence
A violence prevention program that engages school staff, including custodians, secretaries, support staff, teachers, and administrators, in 10-hour professional development, focused on building students' prosocial skills, and behaviors, and self ...

Website Icon UCLA Center for Mental Health in Schools
The UCLA Center for Mental Health in Schools offers a number of resources and tools as well as a program clearinghouse and publications to support schools in creating environments for social emotional wellness and academic success. They also have an ...

Website Icon Zippy’s Friends
A school-based program to develop coping and social skills for children ages 5-7. The curriculum includes 24 weekly, 45-60 minute lessons. Teachers receive 2 days of training on the curriculum, which is organized around six themes: identifying and ...