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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    Matter of Balance

    July 12, 2019 - August 30, 2019 Plymouth Arms Senior Apartments, 890 Perkins NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505

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  • Aug 27

    Top 10 Credit Tips ~ Webinar, August 27

    August 27, 2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM Online - The class will be held via Zoom.

    Credit scores impact many things, so it is important to understand how to protect them.

  • Aug 29

    Retirement Myths and Facts ~ Webinar, August 29

    August 29, 2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM Online - The class will be held via Zoom.

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

  • Sep 18

    Communicating with Farmers Under Stress

    September 18, 2019 10:00AM - 2:00PM GreenStone Farm Credit Services 5285 W. U.S. 223, Adrian, MI 49221

    This workshop is meant to be presented specifically to agricultural professionals who work with farmers and their families.

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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