Anger Management Class is an education and intervention class; it is evidence-based. The materials used are the SAMHSA Anger Management materials as well as the video “BEYOND ANGER” - Larkin series. This is a 3-month course - it includes up to 15 – 90-minute sessions. It helps participants learn to manage anger, stop violence or the threat of violence, helps participants develop self-control over thoughts and actions, and provides support and feedback. The anger meter is used; journaling is practiced. A myriad of activities are used that help them to de-stress. Role-playing is utilized.
A total of 16 gentlemen and 11 ladies graduated in 2017; we added a 2nd class. (This is an increase of 350% over 2016!) The length of the program makes it difficult for all to complete. That is why we have met with them twice a week (some weeks) so that it is not strung out for 3 months. They still have the same number of meetings; they are just scheduled in a shorter time frame. That has decreased the dropout rate significantly.
We would like to consider adding for 2018: