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who display challenging behavior


Anger Management Resources

Many students (and adults) have not learned strategies to manage their anger in a way that is socially acceptable. The following resources can help teach that skill:

PBIS World

PBIS World is a website containing links to hundreds of interventions, supports, resources, and data collection tools, all of which are organized into the tier 1 through 3 framework. It is designed to help guide users through the PBIS implementation process, starting with behavior identification and offering suggestions for interventions and data collection tools.

Curry School of Education: A Call For More Effective Prevention of Violence

In Response to the Shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School Position Statement of the Interdisciplinary Group on Preventing School and Community Violence Endorsed by 183 organizations and more than 200 prevention scholars and practitioners

Social Skill Strategies Book B: Dealing with Anger

Social Skill Strategies is a comprehensive social-emotional curriculum for use with preadolescent and adolescent students. Teach 57 social communication skills using the reproducible student pages, structured activities, home assignments, and role-playing.

Aggression Replacement Training

This classic intervention program is designed to teach adolescents to understand and replace aggression and antisocial behavior with positive alternatives. The program's three-part approach includes training in Prosocial Skills, Anger Control, and Moral Reasoning. Aggression Replacement Training (ART) has been used successfully throughout the U.S. and Canada. It is a user friendly and teacher oriented program. The manual includes summaries of ART's outcome evaluations and discusses a wide range of applications in schools and other settings. Appendices contain over 100 pages of guidelines, checklists, and more.

Helping Kids Handle Anger

Promote your students’ growth in self-management, social skills, and respect for themselves and others. Each book is a complete guide for teaching students critical personal/social skills needed for school success. The research-based and classroom-tested lessons include:
* Theoretical background for lesson concepts
* Scripted lessons that provide dialogue, examples, and practice
* Blackline masters of transparencies for visual learners
* Worksheets to help students process lesson concepts
* Supplementary activities to encourage transfer of skills
* Parent involvement components
These lessons are designed to enable students to acknowledge, accept, and constructively express their anger.

Preventing Violence Through Anger Management

An article written by Mary Drecktrah, Ph.D., and Amy Wallenfang with regard to anger in young children. The authors describe the problem, early intervention, strategies for teachers, calming strategies, problem solving strategies, techniques to avoid, and a list of children's literature.

Strategies for Working With Emotionally Unpredictable Students

This article, from Intervention Central, describes warning signs of frustration, defensiveness, and agression and strategies to deal with each. Also available in .pdf format.

Dodging the Power-Struggle Trap: Ideas for Teachers

This article, from Intervention Central, describes strategies teachers can use to avoid power struggles. Also available in .pdf format.

Working With Defiant Kids: Communication Tools for Teachers

This article, from Intervention Central, describes communication strategies teachers can use to increase student compliance. Also available in .pdf format.