Anger Management Helping Parents Maintain Calm

About the Course
As clinicians, we want to be in a position to help parents deal with any issues pertaining to our clients. We must find ways to support parent competence, serving as a resource for them (Czapanskiy, 2014). Parents require strategies to help them connect with and nurture their children. Most importantly, the support of parents might include assisting them in managing their own emotions, (Harvey, 2017), most particularly anger. Raising a child with Special Needs bring along many challenges and parents need guidance with managing the emotions that come along with raising typically developing children and children with SN. As health professionals, we can help, direct, educate, and counsel parents, including self-care tips. We often need to gently guide them through the different stages of grief, shock, denial, anger, bargaining, depression, testing, and acceptance. In this course we will focus specifically on the stage of anger. The bulk of the course will discuss skills that we can use to help parents manage the run-of-the-mill frustration and anger they may experience in the long term, as they move through their day with their child.

Learning Outcomes
  • Identify two approaches to defining and understanding the root cause of anger.
  • Select the 8 stages of grief that parents move through when their child is diagnosed.
  • Recognize the underlying root of anger that parents experience.
  • Identify skills and tools to help parents manage their anger.
  • Select ways to help parents initiate a self-care regimen.
About the Author
Adina Soclof, a certified Speech Pathologist, received her master’s degree from Hunter College in New York in Communication Sciences. Adina worked as a Speech Pathologist in preschools for the developmentally disabled in the New York area before staying home full time with her family. Adina reentered the workforce as a Parent Educator for Bellefaire Jewish Children’s Bureau facilitating “How to Talk so Kids will Listen and Listen so Kids will Talk” workshops as well as workshops based on “Siblings Without Rivalry” and “Raising a Spirited Child”. She has been featured at numerous nonprofit organizations and private schools in Cleveland. Adina developed TEAM Communication Ventures and conducts parenting, teacher and clinician workshops via telephone nationwide.

How to Receive Credit
  • Read the entire course online or in print.
  • Answer the final examination questions at the end of the course. A passing grade of 70% is required. Test questions link content to learning objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory course evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.
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