John Howard Society of Sault Ste. Marie & District

Anger Management – Fee for Service

In 2016/17, 47 clients were serviced through our Anger Management Program. Individual counselling sessions are open to those experiencing problems in their lives as a result of verbal or physical aggression and poor decision making. The goal of anger management is to reduce both negative emotional feelings and the physiological arousal that anger causes. Once this is achieved, participants can use new skills to control impulses, alter self-defeating thinking, assert themselves and problem solve. This allows the participant to contribute to healthier relationships and live pro-socially in the community.

Research has identified the link between growing up in a violent home and becoming violent as an adult. Many parents that have been abused as children are now passing on the same damaging behaviours. Their children are at greater risk of becoming violent. In order to break this cycle, it is important for participants to understand the impact of witnessing and/or experiencing family violence and its correlation to how they currently manage their anger.

Intensive Anger Management (16 sessions)
Geared for high risk adults, this program has been researched and uses the most up to date literature on “what works” with this client group. It includes assessment, motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioral strategies, including follow-up and ongoing support services.