Anger Management for Teens
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See also: Anger, Hostility & Defiance in Teens
Does anyone know of a teenage boys anger management class for kids who are not Kaiser patients?
I've found several classes useful.
Mt. Diablo Adult Ed in Concord has two excellent programs. One is for Parents & their teens. Mrs. Cantrell teaches it & it's a two week program, one night a week. This class is FREE. The next sessions are 3/28 - 4/4, 5/2-5/9, 5/30-6/6. They also have another great class that is just Anger management. It costs $35. I've taken this & found it very helpful for me to deal with my son's anger as well as making sure I'm expressing mine in a proper way. This is an 11 week class. Karen Lingenfelter teaches this, she's great & has a great sense of humor. The class is revolving so you could join at any time. These classes are held at Loma Vista Adult Center 1266 San Carlos Ave. 94518. To register for either of these classes, you would call 925-685- 7640 ext 2772.
I also highly recommend you signing up for a class called Parent Project. It's a nationally proven program for changing destructive & out of control adolescenct behavior. It's designed for any care provider dealing with serious adolescent acting-out. You learn effective parenting skills & how to get the support you need. It's also held in Concord but at the John Muir Behavioral Health Services bldg. formely Mt. Diablo Medical Pavilion on Grant St. You can sign up by calling Melody Royal at 925-682-8000 ext. 4297. There is a $50. cost that covers the classes, textbooks & all the handouts. It is taught by the MDUSD parent liason as well as Jerry Zimmerman who works at an alternative high school & is the psychologist. They are both great. This is also an 11 week class, but it is awesome!!! There also is a dinner sign up list, so you get to eat there.
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