Challenging violence and the abuse of power in all its forms;
​ Working to increase safety and justice for the abused; 
Insisting on accountability for the abuser

Anger Management

Anger and rage are problems for many people. This 10-week course will help the participant understand and accept his or her angry feelings, an important first step. In this course, participants learn how to anticipate problem situations and to apply their own existing skills as well as new ones they are learning in the course.
Participants will also learn how to do the following:

  • Notice the early warning signs of frustration and anger
  • Challenge certain ideas and beliefs which tend to fuel their anger
  • Acknowledge and communicate negative feelings effectively
  • Act in assertive but non-violent ways when angry or threatened

Acting out our anger in destructive ways is often a habit that has been learned over many years and may have been modeled by parents and other adults. Learning new responses to conflict and disappointment may require more than a series of educational classes like these. Some persons may also need counseling to deal with a history of trauma or with pent-up issues which contribute to their anger and rage. Also, keep in mind that Anger Management classes are of little help unless the participant practices the new thinking and new skills being discussed in the course.

This course is not a substitute for the specialized Family Violence Intervention Program (FVIP). RESOLV rejects the idea that anger is the cause of family violence even when anger accompanies much of that kind of conflict. RESOLV asks persons who have abused an intimate partner to identify, challenge, and change the beliefs which give them permission for their abusive behavior in the relationship and to enroll in a Family Violence Intervention Program. Anger management skill-building will be provided as a part of the FVIP course.

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