Purpose of the 8 Hour Anger Management Course
The eight-hour Adult Anger Management course is designed to offer a program of discipline to the individual offender. It consists of self-evaluating topics and self-reflecting sessions focused on issues related to anger. Its purpose is to decrease recidivism of first-time offenders as well as educate, equip, and inform those offenders that batter, abuse, and misuse anger with alternative ways of coping with, and expressing anger. It serves as a sentencing alternative for the Judges in lieu of jail and/or prison time, or may be taken voluntarily. The course cannot be utilized as a substitute for a 26-week Batterer’s Intervention Program for domestic violence cases.
Anger Management Goals:
The curriculum is designed to promote individual assessment, as well as encourage the offender to personally identify the core issues that serve as a contributing factor to his or her anger. Our objective is to assist the offender in understanding how to cope, control, respond, and express anger in an appropriate manner.
- Discuss cause, effect, and consequences of failure to manage anger.
- Recognize, identify, and understand behaviors that contribute to anger, as well as identify core issues that promote anger.
- Discuss impulse control and alternative behaviors.
- Utilize anger management methods and techniques, planned responses, and assertive communication skills in managing anger using the D.E.S.K. method.
- Identify and discuss domestic abuse and find alternative behavioral choices through discussion and role-play.
- Apply stress management and problem-solving techniques to influence positive decision-making and functioning.
- Identify pathways that intensify anger and pathways of resolving conflict.
- Identify and define positive behaviors and attitudes to promote productivity.