Anger is a feeling or emotion and may range from mild irritation to intense fury to rage. 

  • Normal reaction to trauma
  • Can hurt relationships
  • Make it difficult to think clearly
  • Can be frightening
  • If it leads to violent behavior or abuse, its dangerous
  • Go to a safe place and call for help right away
  • Make sure children are in a safe place as well

Anger Management

  • Set-up a time out system
  • Think calmly about how you will talk things over and solve the problem
  • Take turns talking about solutions to the problem
  • Listen without interrupting
  • Use “I” statements
  • Be open to each other’s ideas
  • Don’t criticize
  • Focus on things you both think will work
  • Together agree which solutions you will use
  • Be clear and to the point
  • Be positive
  • Be a good listener
  • Put your feelings into words
  • Help your family member put feelings into words
  • Ask how you can help
  • Don’t give advice unless you are asked
  • For more information on Anger and Anger Management go to:, and look for the anger prompt on the menu.

 Last Modified 3/26/15