Facilitator Reproducible Self-Assessments, Exercises & Educational Handouts
Includes anger management worksheets for teens, and anger management activities for teens
One of the most difficult life skills teenagers need to learn is how to control anger. They will experience a wide variety of emotions. The more equipped they are to handle these emotions, the more successful they will be in school, friendships and family. Anger can be powerful and managing it can be challenging. The Teen Anger Workbook is designed to help teens engage in self-reflection, examine their thoughts and feelings that lead to feelings of anger, and learn effective tools and techniques for effectively managing feelings of anger. This book is unique in that it combines two powerful psychological tools for anger management: self-assessment and journaling. Included are anger management worksheets for teens, and anger managements activities for teens.
Dr. Liptak and Ms. Leutenberg have included directions for administering, scoring, and interpreting the assessments included in The Teen Anger Workbook that will save time for both the novice and experienced practitioner. Parents, too, will find they are able to use these tools to help their children discover new ways for managing anger.
After completing the assessments, teens are guided through a process to learn how to put their new self-knowledge to work. For example, following the Anger Triggers Scale, exercises are provided so that participants can discover how to manage their feelings more effectively, first by writing about events and emotions engendered, then by examining a specific incident in greater depth. These questions provided will spark fruitful discussions between participant and professional.
The Teen Anger Workbook contains five separate sections that will help the participants learn more about themselves as well as how anger impacts their lives:
• Teen Anger Triggers helps individuals explore what triggers feelings of anger within them.
• Teen Anger Intensity helps individuals identify how prone they are to anger and how strong their feelings are of anger.
• Teen Anger Expression helps individuals identify their particular ways of expressing their anger to other people.
• Teen Anger Consequences helps individuals explore the adverse effects of uncontrolled anger on their relationships and life.
• Teen Anger Management helps individuals better understand their skills in managing the anger in their life.
The Teen Anger Workbook is designed to be used either independently or as part of an integrated curriculum. The anger management worksheets for teens that are included will prove a valuable resource. Assessments and journaling exercises may be used effectively with either individuals or with a group. The following tools are included in each section:
• Assessment instruments
• Activity handouts
• Reflective questions for journaling
• Educational handouts
This workbook is also available in PDF eBook format, making it simple to store on your computer or mobile device, and to access with a PDF viewer. The PDF format also allows you to easily print copies of the activities and worksheets during therapy and counseling sessions.
Teen Anger Card Deck
Need a creative way to start your session? Use the Teen Anger Card Deck. The open-ended questions will break the ice and stimulate conversation. Use them alone or in conjunction with the corresponding page in the book.
When someone embarrasses you, how do you react? Ask others in the room to share.
When you become angry, would you prefer that no one knows, the person you are angry at knows, or the whole world knows? Give an example.
How has your anger affected your personal health? Tell us about it.