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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  • Nov 13

    Parenting Classes at Hope Clinic, Fall 2019

    November 13, 2019 - December 18, 2019 Hope Clinic, 518 Harriet St. Ypsilanti, MI 48197

    Guiding Principles for Highly Successful Parenting; 5 week class on Wednesday evenings at Hope Clinic

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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