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Addictions & Mental Health News - February 2020

Managing Anger Before It Manages You

Dear Community Partner, Parents & Caregivers

 This email is to inform you of one of our upcoming Working with Anger groups offered by Catholic Social Services for children and their parents/guardians.

 The “Managing Anger Before it Manages You” group for children ages 13-17 years old, will be facilitated by myself, Donna Damsgaard, MA, Registered Clinical Counsellor and co-facilitated by a Masters level intern.

 Working with Anger groups involve a set of psycho-educational groups, using therapeutic approaches, and activities to help families with children ages 6-17 years old in need of support. It also covers techniques on how to express anger and other emotions in healthy ways.  Both children and their parents/guardians will have opportunities to apply these skills in joint and separate group sessions.

The sessions will run for six consecutive weeks beginning Wednesday, February 12, 2020.

They are as follows:

Feb 12, 2020       Session 1: Introduction – Understanding Anger, Yours and your Childs’

Feb 19, 2020       Session 2: Catching Anger Before It Gets Out of Control

Feb 26, 2020       Session 3: Tools for Managing Anger

Mar 4, 2020         Session 4: Communication Skills

Mar 11, 2020      Session 5: Conflict Resolution and Problem Solving Skills

Mar 18, 2020      Session 6: Conclusion – Putting it All Together


Sessions will be held in Red Deer from 4:30pm – 6pm at Catholic Social Services.

 For more information and registration for the group, please contact me by phone at 403-347-8844. Registration deadline is noon on Monday February 10, 2020.  The occurrences of the groups are dependent on the number of participants. 

Thank you for your continued support of the Working with Anger Group under the Family Care Program.

Donna Damsgaard, MA, RCC,CCPCP-R
Community Family Counsellor
Family Care Program, Catholic Social Services
Main: 403-347-8844
Cell:  587-679-2532

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