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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  • Jan 6

    RELAX: Alternatives to Anger Series Kent County

    January 6, 2020 - January 20, 2020 Kent County Extension Office MSU Extension Kent County, 775 Ball Ave NE, Grand Rapids MI 49503

    How individuals handle their anger and stress effects all the people around them. During this four-week series participants learn about anger triggers, ways to calm down, positive problem solving, effective communication skills and forgiving and letting go

  • Jan 7

    The Parent Talk System

    January 7, 2020 - February 18, 2020 Hope Clinic, 518 Harriet Street, Ypsilanti, MI 48197

    This FREE six session parenting series authored by Chick Moorman and Thomas Haller focuses on the language we use when talking to and with our children. Learn a style of communication that models and promotes respect and encourages appropriate behavior.

  • Jan 14

    Money Management - 6 hour Series (Kent)

    January 14, 2020 - January 28, 2020 Kent County MSU Extension 775 Ball Ave. NE, Grand Rapids MI 49503

    This three session series covers making money decisions, creating and managing a spending plan, the importance of saving and investing and credit and debt management.

  • Jan 22

    RELAX: Alternatives to Anger - Jan. 22 - Feb. 12

    January 22, 2020 - February 12, 2020 Tuscola Behavioral Health Systems Burnside Training Center 129 E. Burnside Street, Caro, MI 48723

    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.

  • Jan 27

    RELAX: Alternatives to Anger

    January 27, 2020 - February 17, 2020 CAN Council-Great Lakes Bay Region

    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.

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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