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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  • Sep 17

    Parenting Classes at Hope Clinic

    September 17, 2019 - November 5, 2019 Hope Clinic 518 Harriet St. Ypsilanti, MI 48197

    Classes in The Parent Talk System will be held on Tuesday mornings.

  • Oct 17

    RELAX: Alternatives to Anger Chippewa County Fall Series

    October 17, 2019 - November 21, 2019 Thursdays 10/17, 24 & 11/7, 14, 21 Michigan Department of Human Services 463 3 Mile Rd. Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783

    Alternatives to Anger is a four-part educational series designed to help adults, parents and caregivers increase their knowledge about anger issues and put anger management and healthy relationship skills into practice.

  • Nov 1

    Enjoy the Holidays on a Budget! ~ Webinar

    November 1, 2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. Alcona County Extension Office Webinar

    This workshop will provide financial tips to help you stay on track during the holiday season.

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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