The Anger Management class at the Community Work Center uses an anger workbook created by Laura Petracek, who is a national expert on gender-responsive anger management treatment.
The program recognizes that women’s anger manifests itself in a way that is different from men, and that their style of dealing with anger is more internal. The arts are used to allow women to express themselves through music therapy, poetry and the creation of collages.
Women are taught to uncover the blocks to expressing anger as well as the youthful development of the ways they were taught to express anger. SAMSHA also runs in conjunction with the anger management program in order to address substance abuse and mental health issues.
Who is helped?
Women who want to learn anger management skills.
Fifteen women at any given time.
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