ERIC Number: ED341945
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Jan
Anger Management for At-Risk Youth.
Freeman, John G.; And Others
This paper focuses on the development of a counseling intervention for use with youth in managing their anger. The anger-management materials described combine elements of a cognitive-behavioral approach with a process orientation to help at-risk youth maintain a career. It is noted that students are taught a strategy for dealing with anger and that, through a series of activities, students move from a controlled situation with scaffolding provided by the teacher to an internalization of the strategy. The strategy presented is called CALMER, with each letter of the name representing a step for students in managing their anger: (1) C stands for Check that there is a problem; (2) A means Assess the problem; (3) L is for Listing the possible solutions; (4) M means Make a choice; (5) E represents Evaluate; and (6) R stands for Repeat-if-necessary. Student activities that involve the strategy include brainstorming, discussion groups, making posters, and role-playing. Three evaluations of the counseling intervention have been completed and are reported in this paper--two in individual counseling situations and one in a small-group setting. The evaluations note that, in each case, the students showed evidence of learning the strategy and also of the ability to employ the anger-control procedures in the classroom setting. Anecdotal evidence from tape transcripts are used to illustrate specific instances of the counseling intervention's utility. (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Meeting of the National Consultation on Vocational Counselling (18th, Ottawa, Canada, January 21-23, 1992).