Anger Management Strategies for Youth and Young Adults
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About the Event
Anger is often an overwhelming emotion for youth of all ages, especially those who are most marginalized, such as youth of color, LGBTQI+ youth, and youth in and out of home care. And for our youth most marginalized, they certainly have a lot to be angry about. Marginalized youth are on the front lines of injustice, racism, homophobia, police brutality, just to name a few. In this workshop, youth workers will learn culturally relevant and trauma informed strategies to support young people in navigating their anger.
- Explore and understand how mindfulness can be supportive and culturally relevant for youth who struggle with anger.
- Engage in at least 1 culturally relevant activity to support youth in reflecting on their anger and develop their body awareness.
- Explore at least 1 activity for supporting youth in identifying their triggers and “anger buttons”
- Identify at least 1 mindfulness based strategy for self regulation for youth with anger management challenges.
- Learn and practice how to utilize at least 2 mindfulness based anger management strategies for you
- Engage in and learn mindful movement strategies to cultivate body awareness for youth of color.
- Practice and learn at least 1 breathing technique for youth to cope with stress and anger.
10:00-10:15 Welcome and Mindfulness Practice
10:15-10:30 Introduction to Anger Management: How can we befriend and embrace our anger?
10:30-11:00 Activity1: Reflecting on Our Anger and Identifying Anger Buttons
10:00-10:30 Activity 2 and 3: Mindful Breathing and Anchor Spot Techniques for Anger Management
11:30-12:00 Activity 3: Body Awareness and Anger
12:00-1:00 Lunch Time and Individual Questions
1:00-1:45: Activity 4: Anger Management Strategy # 1 and #2
1:45-2:00 Closing and Course Evaluations
Meet Our Trainer
Salina Mae (she/her/hers), is a Bay Area born and raised community leader with over 15 years experience serving California schools both as a K-12 classroom teacher and as a mindfulness coach and consultant. With a focus on equity, diversity, and inclusion, she received her Masters in Education and California Multiple Subject Teaching Credential at the Claremont Graduate University in 2006. She specializes in building creative, inspired, and socially awake trainings and curricula that lead to action in the areas of mindfulness, social justice, and systems change. Salina is a certified yoga teacher, a dedicated mentor and advocate for LGBTQI+ youth and is currently the Director of Mindful Education at Seeds of Awareness in Oakland.
This course meets the qualifications for (4) BBS CEUs for LCSWs and MFTs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences & is provided by Fred Finch Youth Center, CAMFT Provider #045295.