ERIC Number: ED489467
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Feb
Helping Schoolchildren Cope with Anger. A Cognitive-Behavioral Intervention
Larson, Jim; Lockhman, John E.
A complete, readily applicable guide for schoolbased professionals, this book presents an empirically supported group intervention for 8- to 12-year-olds with anger and aggression problems. The Anger Coping Program has been demonstrated effective in reducing teacher- and parent-directed aggression and enhancing students classroom behavior, social competence, and academic achievement. In one volume, the authors provide a session-by-session cognitive-behavioral treatment manual, a clear rationale for the program, and instructions for implementation. Also included are detailed guidelines for monitoring outcomes and successfully duplicating the intervention across multiple settings. Many helpful examples enhance the practical utility of the book, as do reproducible teacher handouts, child self-report forms, and parent letters in English and Spanish. The following chapters are included: (1) The Development of Aggression; (2) The Empirical Foundation for a Developmental Model of Aggressive Children's Social-Cognitive and Emotional Difficulties; (3) Getting Started with the Anger Coping Program: The Collaborative Roles of Group Leaders and Teachers in Selection and Treatment; (4) Expanding Generalization: Obtaining the Support of Parents, Administrators, and Community Agencies; (5) Preparing for the First Meeting: Procedures to Implement and Pitfalls to Avoid; (6) Outcome Research Results for the Anger Coping Program and the Coping Power Program; (7) The Anger Coping Program Manual; (8) Frequently Asked Questions; (9) Case Example; and (10) Afterword. Appended are: (1) Teacher Handouts; (2) Child Self-Report Forms; (3) Parent Letters; and (4) Recommended Further Reading.
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Interpersonal Competence, Intervention, Coping, Behavior Modification, Cognitive Restructuring, Psychological Patterns, Aggression, Antisocial Behavior, Parent Child Relationship, Teacher Student Relationship, Student Behavior, Guides, Academic Achievement, Models, Emotional Problems, Teamwork, Outcomes of Treatment
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - General
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Parents; Teachers
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