2nd Edition

Helping Schoolchildren Cope with Anger, 2ed: A Cognitive-Behavioral Intervention

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Jim Larson, John E Lochman

  • Helping Schoolchildren Cope with Anger, 2ed

222 pages
ISBN: 9781606239735

This invaluable guide presents all of the information and clinical tools needed to implement the Anger Coping Program, an empirically supported intervention for students in grades 3–6. Practitioners are taken step by step through setting up treatment groups, teaching vital skills for reducing aggression and disruptive behaviour, and building strong partnerships with teachers and parents. Many practical suggestions are provided for adapting the program to different settings and optimising student outcomes.

In a large-size format with lay flat binding to facilitate photocopying, the book includes reproducible handouts, forms, and parent letters.

New to this edition:

  • redesigned to be even more practitioner friendly
  • chapters on integrating the Anger Coping Program with schooled RTI and positive behavioural supports, intervening with girls and with culturally diverse students, and working with individuals instead of groups; and several new reproducibles, including a classroom progress monitoring report.

Table of Contents

  1. The Development of Aggression
  2. The Empirical Foundation for a Developmental Model of Aggressive Children’s Social-Cognitive and Emotional Difficulties
  3. The Role of Anger Management Training in a Comprehensive School Program of Positive Behavioral Supports
  4. Getting Started with the Anger Coping Program: Group Leaders, Screening, and Identification
  5. Generalization and the Role of the Classroom Teacher
  6. Preparing for the First Meeting: Procedures to Implement and Pitfalls to Avoid
  7. Outcome Research Results for the Anger Coping Program and the Coping Power Program
  8. The Anger Coping Program Manual
  9. Considerations When Treating Girlsand TreatingChildren from Diverse Cultural Backgrounds
  10. Possible Negative Group Effects and Alternative Use as an Individual Format
  11. Case Example
  12. Frequently Asked Questions
  13. Afterword


  • A. Anger Coping Program Teacher Nomination Form
  • B. Anger Coping Program Teacher Screening Scale
  • C. Classroom Goals Interview
  • D. Anger Coping Agreement
  • E. Anger Coping Program Classroom Generalization Inservice Guide
  • F. My Goal Sheet
  • G. Goal Attainment Scaling Form
  • H. Sample Parental Consent Letter
  • I. Anger Coping Program Initial Checklist
  • J. Hassle Log
  • K. Anger Coping Program Parent Letters
  • L. Sample Parental Consent Letter and Anger Coping Program Parent Letters—Spanish Versions
  • M. Anger Coping Program Classroom Progress Monitoring Report (CPMR)
  • N. Anger Coping Program Intervention Integrity Checklists
  • O. Stimulus Pictures

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