Understanding Anger for Youth


It is normal to feel angry at times. But when is anger, irritability, and aggression unhealthy for a child? If they feel angry almost every day and it affects their daily life, then anger could be a problem. 

Low self-esteem, bullying, trauma, and divorce are some factors that can contribute to anger in teens. It’s not the anger itself that’s a problem, but the inability to deal with it effectively and constructively.

In this course, your child will learn self-awareness skills to take back control of their emotions.

Who can attend?

The class is for youth aged 13 – 17 experiencing anger issues and aggression. Parental consent is needed.

Parents do not attend this class.

What will you learn?

You will learn how to address anger as a normal, healthy emotion by understanding:

  • Effects of anger on the brain
  • What is anger and how to manage anger
  • Functions, symptoms, and signs of anger
  • Factors that contribute to anger in youth or teens (such as development, stress, lack of support, feeling misunderstood or not heard, trauma)
  • Communication strategies, including the following:
    •  “I” messages
    • Active listening
    • DESC communication strategy (describe, express, specify, consequences)

By the end of the session, you will feel more comfortable:

  • Advocating for myself
  • Controlling anger outbursts and using anger management techniques
  • Coping with anger in a healthy way
  • Practicing self-care

When and where is the class offered?

The group workshop is offered online only. The workshop is 2.5 hours in length.

Private sessions can be held online or in-person at our office at 9912-106 Street, Edmonton.

How much does it cost?

Group workshop: $50

Private session: $325

We are dedicated to supporting families of all income levels. If needed, you can apply for a subsidy by selecting “I require subsidy” in the registration form.

Subsidies are available for group workshops only.

Important note

Please complete the registration form with the parent/guardian information.

We will be in touch with you to complete the registration information for your youth, and provide you with a copy of the consent form.

If you have further questions about the registration process for this workshop please contact us at 780-497-7536


What to expect upon arrival at The Family Centre?


Register for Online Workshops

10 Sep
10 Dec

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