Instructional Programs

Learn more about the programs offered by Anger Management 360

The Adolescent and Adult curriculum consists of four components:

Part 1: Anger Management
Know the “Constructive vs. Destructive Wheels” of Interactions.
What it means to be angry.
What causes anger.
Learn your specific physiological response to anger.
Understand yourself and gain better control.
Learn how to diffuse the cycle of anger before it stops you.

Part 2: Stress Management
Understand signs of stress.
Define causes.
Identify and recognize symptoms.
Determine destructive perceptions and attitudes.
Change destructive patterns.
Learn to manage stress effectively.
Develop a stress-resistant personality.
Use the Stress Log.

Part 3: Emotional Intelligence
Understand your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in high conflict situations.
Increase empathy for the feelings and reactions of others.
Identify your negative feelings, thoughts, and attitudes.
Learn to recognize patterns in your behavior and the behavior of others.

Part 4: Communication
Complete a Self-Assessment.
Identify and remove roadblocks to great communication.
Improve listening skills, and resolve conflict.
Speak successfully in high-conflict situations.
Manage negative feelings that arise in high conflict communication. Understand your needs and communicate them with clarity.
Tell people what you want, think and feel without hurting their feelings.

Second Step

A Violence Prevention Curriculum is a research-based curriculum that teaches social and emotional skills for violence prevention. The program is user-friendly and contains parent education components. It aims to reduce impulsive and aggressive behaviors and increase protective factors and social competence in children in middle school/ junior high. Participants learn how to respond  to others and practice skill steps for calming down, reducing anger, and solving problems. This curriculum teaches participants to practice empathy, problem-solving skills, risk assessment, decision-making, and goal-setting.

Program Components:

Second Step lessons are organized into three skill-building units that focus on: (1) empathy, (2) impulse control and problem solving, and (3) anger management. Lessons are sequential, developmentally appropriate and provide opportunities for modeling, practice, and skills reinforcement. The curriculum includes discussion, modeling, coaching skills, and role plays. Stories are used to demonstrate important peer relations skills, and to teach effective, cognitive, and behavioral social skills.

Parenting Classes

Breakthrough Parenting: Moving from Struggle to Cooperation is a unique 10-week course for parents offered by a Certified Breakthrough Parenting Instructor of Anger Management 360. Parents will learn advanced skills to replace the outdated permissive and authoritarian methods that simply do not work well in today’s parenting environment. The Breakthrough Parenting® method of training is highly recognized by the Courts in the state of California.

The award-winning Breakthrough Parenting program is presented by Anger Management 360, by a Certified Parenting Instructor, and is based on Dr. Jayne A. Major’s practical research and real-life experience in training over 20,000 parents. This parenting education course offers an in-depth understanding of the underlying causes of children’s behavior which is key. Applying the Breakthrough Parenting proven methods that can turn power struggles with your child into cooperation and communication.

This ten-week Parenting Education Course features dramatizations of discipline situations that demonstrate what works with difficult problems. These dramatizations and role-play show ideas and tools for effective discipline, improved achievement and modeling appropriate behaviors and skills for your children. The goal of the course is to help YOU raise responsible, loving and confident children using effective discipline without punishment or manipulation. If you have been court-ordered or recommended to attend parenting education, this course is a must for you. Letters of Participation and Enrollment can be provided for the Court. A Certificate is issued on successful completion of the workbook and written post-test with a minimum 70% correct answers.

Mental Health First Aid

Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people.Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is the help offered to a person who may be developing a mental health problem or in crisis. The help is given until appropriate professional treatment is received or the crisis resolves. It is designed to give members of the public key skills necessary to appropriately respond to signs of mental illness. Mental Health First Aid is an evidenced-based program. In the next ten years, it is the hope of the The National Council for Behavioral Health that Mental Health First Aid will become as common as CPR and First Aid training.

What Does the program involve

Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour training course. The program introduces you to risk factors and common warning signs exhibited by someone who may be experiencing mental health problems. Specifically, you will learn:

  • Risk factors and warning signs for a range of mental health problems
  • Prevalence of various mental health disorders and the need for reduced stigma
  • A 5-step action plan encompassing the skills, resources and knowledge to assess the situation and to help the individual in crisis connect with appropriate care
  • Evidence-based professional, peer, social, and self-help resources available to help someone with a mental health problem.