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Worksheets on aggression/anger?

2009
 
Hi everybody,
 
I'm searching some worksheets about aggression/anger. The goal is to let the person (12-15) reflect about the aggression incident (in an interactive way) and also in that way to help to develop other strategies.
 
Tom Vandries
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If you are familiar with the crisis management program PMAB (The Prevention and Management of Aggressive Behaviour) it contains a useful anger management tool entitled SCARS. This was developed in the late 1980's by the 'Centre For Children and Families in the Justice System' of London, Ontario, which at that time was called the 'London Family Court Clinic'

Kim Stevens
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Tom
 
I have a response sheet that I use with my elementary students.
 
What happened?
What did you do?
How did you feel when it happened?
How do you think the other person felt?
What would do differently next time?
 
This paper guides the student in a reflection of an incident, feelings of both parties, and strategies for a better choice next time.
 
Will something like this help? I have a electronic copy at work I can email to you.
 
Edward
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There is a book called The Explosive Child - Ross W. Greene, PhD.  I have found it very useful in helping to deal with and manage "aggressive"
children. Hope it helps.
 
Laura
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I've attached some worksheets in pdf format ***.  Hope They're helpful.
 
Lorraine Fox
 
*** We could not attach this file to all of these messages (bandwidth and memory considerations) but we have put it on the web site and you can view it at www.cyc-net.org/pdf/angerexercises.pdf
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Hey Tom
 
My name is Brandy and I am a student CYCC program at Mount Royal. The agency that I am currently doing my program at uses a worksheet referred to as a "chain" surrounding incidents that involve aggression or anger from the youth. This worksheet shows a picture at the top of the page so the youth have a visual effect as well. The picture is a series of connected bubbles the first being- "How I was feeling to being with(triggers/vulnerablilties)"-" What caused the anger/aggression(more triggers and/or vulnerablilies)"-"How did I react from that anger/aggresion(incident)"-"What happened after I acted out(Outcome)"-"How do I feel now(feelings/outcomes)"
 
What is great about this chain is that it allows the youth to have some self reflection about the incident that just occurred, alot of the time if an incident occurs out of anger the youth probably wasn't even thinking very clearly about how they were acting at the moment. It allows the youth to learn about themselves and about why they acted the way they did. Once these chains have been filled out, they are to be kept on file in their binders. Over some time looking back at these chains, usually some patterns of trigger/behavior occur. From these patterns is where the teaching can begin. The youth can learn to be aware of their emotions, of certain triggers to stay away from, and maybe some vulnerabilities that can become a goal area. The staff can see where there problem areas are and work on alternate coping strategies with the youth-tailored to their specific needs.
 
Another pattern that the youth picked up on is that after the incident, they usually do not feel very good, or they end up in more trouble. This should be used to teach them of expected natural consequences, and that some ways of handling situations really do not solve anything at all.

These "chains" can be used with youth of various ages, you just have to change their expected level of response for different ages and developmental levels. For example a younger child might just say that they felt "mad" and perhaps from an older youth you might want to teach them more about emotions so you might get them to say " I was really frustrated with other client, I started to feel tension in my stomach and in my chest, It wouldn't go away, then the client....... so i snapped."
 
So you can really change and encourage what the youth get out of this exercise. It can be really superficial or take some deep thinking and learning of self.
 
You can even make up your own chain, that caters directly to whatever programs you work in.
 
I hope this is helpful,
 
Brandy Barter
Calgary
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Hi Brandy, Tom and whomever is interested in CBT activities,
 
Brandy's suggestion is an excellent example of how cognitive behavioural activities can be effective in supporting youth in affect regulation.  I have used a similar activity to what Brandy is describing.  I have provided paper strips in various colours, catagorized the strips into triggers, hot thoughts, emotional reactions, behavioural responses, consequences, etc.

They then link the paper strips with tape or a stapler. Once the client has completed the paper chain there is opportunity for them to actually switch a paper link so that they may for example add in more productive thoughts that could actually change the rest of the chain and outcomes.  For youth who are not comfortable with written worksheets this is a visual planning strategy that can also be effective.
 
Good luck,
 
Sherry Migliaccio
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