Alternatives to Anger helps teens, adults, parents and caregivers understand and manage anger and stress, and develop the communication and problem solving skills needed for healthy relationships.

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Discover strategies to help you deal with stress and anger at home and at work

How individuals handle their anger and stress affects the people around them. 

The goal of RELAX: Alternatives to Anger is to help young people, parents and caregivers foster healthy relationships so they can live, learn and grow in a safe, affirming and fair environment free from violence, abuse, bullying and harassment. Youth, parents and caregivers will learn to better manage their anger and stress at home and in the workplace.

Through presentations, group discussion and skill-building activities, participants will learn what anger is, what triggers anger, calming down and de-stressing methods, the principles of problem solving, effective communication skills and forgiving and letting go of the past. This multi-session program can be provided in a variety of community educational settings. The RELAX: Alternatives to Anger series is also available online.

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  • Mar 31

    Online RELAX Alternatives to Anger 3.31

    March 31, 2020 - April 9, 2020

    RELAX: Alternatives to Anger helps people understand and manage anger and stress, and develop communication skills needed for healthy relationships. Participants will learn: What triggers anger Calming down and de-stressing methods Problem solving skil

  • Apr 10

    ONLINE RELAX: Alternatives to Anger for Parents & Caregivers April 10

    April 10, 2020 12:30PM - 2:00PM

    This workshop for parents and those who provide care for young children is designed to help adults increase their knowledge about anger and strong emotion in young children and the developmental stages of social emotional self-control.

Not seeing an upcoming class in your area? Contact us at your county MSU Extension office for more information about this program in your area.


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