John Howard Society of Durham Region

Anger Management (Youth & Adult)

What you need to know about accessing our Anger Management programs during the COVID-19 pandemic…

  • Adult and Youth groups are offered online via Zoom until further notice

Our Young Adult Anger Management is NOT accepting clients at this time 

Alternatives to our Young Adult Anger Management include these two providers:

  • please contact Kristina at (905) 623-6814 ext. 304 for information
  • our current process to get into a group: call Kristina and she will get basic information from you, then book you to ‘meet’ via Zoom online, or by phone with one of our counsellors who will find out more about you, provide further program details, and assess for program suitability

About The Program

A weekly group-based program available in two formats, youth and adult, to help you develop skills to manage your anger. Through information, education, discussion and practice, you will become aware of productive anger management techniques, improve communication skills and develop alternative coping strategies. A certificate of completion will be provided to those meeting the attendance and participation criteria.

Adult program:  one evening or afternoon a week for 7 weeks

Please contact us to set up an appointment to register.

To Register:

Please call for an Intake at 905-623-6814, ext. 304

What Clients Say

  • “I thought I was coming to learn to deal with my son. I ended up learning more about myself.” ~ Fred H., Manager
  • “Most useful, using the Think-Feel-Do model will always be a part of my life.” ~ Sally B., Consultant
  • “I was really surprised at how I was able to share my thoughts and feelings. I am a very private person and the group made it easy for me to talk. It was a great release for me.” ~Candice M., Mother
  • “Thank you to JHS in assisting me to start the change in my life. I have had many positive responses from friends and co-workers on my new attitude.” ~ Tim D., Truck driver


Program Goals

• To understand anger as an emotion
• To become aware of negative ways you presently deal with anger
• To learn productive and positive Anger Management techniques
• To provide a safe and confidential environment in which to express feelings and emotions

Program Objectives


• Anger styles
• Coping skills
• Personal anger patterns
• Internal/external triggers
• Self-monitoring techniques
• Methods to defuse anger reactions

Learn To

• Increase self-awareness
• Develop a support network
• Improve communication skills
• Express feelings and emotions productively