Purpose: The purpose of the Anger Management program is to provide education to individuals who have experienced harmful consequences as a result of inappropriate expressions of anger, i.e. destructive or aggressive acts. The majority of participants will be from the criminal justice system, however, volunteer enrollment is accepted. This program is designed for individuals who have been arrested or convicted of simple battery. Information presented will be designed to give participants accurate information regarding appropriate vs. inappropriate anger expression so that they may begin to make more informed decisions regarding, effective and safe problem solving skills.
Format: The Anger Management program will consist of three (3), two (2) hour sessions. The course will be taught once per week for three weeks. This frequency will ensure completion of the program in a timely fashion. Information will be presented in a classroom, group discussion format. The majority of the information will be presented by a live instructor with minimal use of video. There will be a pre and post test at each session for the participant to complete.
Location and Instructor: Classes will be taught at Office of Court Services, Building B, 2100 Jefferson St., Lafayette, LA 70501. All classes will be taught by a Substance Abuse Educational Coordinator. Sessions are held on Wednesday nights for juveniles and Thursday nights for adults.
Content: The course will consist of information on anger and why individuals engage in aggressive and destructive behaviors. Emphasis will be placed on improving problem solving and coping skills as well as an analysis of aggressive vs. assertive behaviors.
Cost: The 3 session classroom program will cost $100.00. This amount will be required prior to beginning the first session. Enrollment can be made by contacting the Office of Court Services at (337) 291-8845.