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 a radius of 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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    Retirement Myths and Facts ~ Webinar, September 23

    September 23, 2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM Jinnifer Ortquist, ortquisj@msu.edu

    Thinking about what your future will look like? To reduce confusion about retirement it is important to separate fact from fiction.

  • Sep 23

    RELAX: Alternatives to Anger Series Kent County

    September 23, 2019 - October 14, 2019 Kent County Extension Office MSUE Kent County Office, 775 Ball Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

    How we handle stress affects our emotional and physical health and can also carry over to our relationships with others. This class provides some valuable skills to help people communicate through conflict.

  • Sep 25

    Your Money Your Goals ~ Webinar, September 25

    September 25, 2019 12:00PM - 1:30PM 12 - 1:30 p.m.

    Michigan State University Extension is offering free financial empowerment training for social workers, case managers, and other front line staff and volunteers.

  • Oct 17

    Retirement Myths and Facts ~ Webinar

    October 17, 2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM Online

    Thinking about what your future will look like? To reduce confusion about retirement it is important to separate fact from fiction.

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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