TASK is an anger management program designed for High School students. It can be run as a school club, after-school program, at a community centre, housing complex, camp or anywhere there are high school students. The program is interactive and run by facilitators who are well trained, and police checked. Although TASK is run by The Salvation Army, it is not a faith-based program. TASK provides a wonderful opportunity to offer our communities something needed – anger management for students.


    Why TASK?

    Anger is a normal part of life and many young people and adults do not have positive opportunities to practice dealing with their anger. There is nothing wrong with feeling anger. Problems only begin to arise when people do not deal with their anger properly. Poor coping skills can lead to hurtful conduct such as vandalism, self-harm and violence. Teaching students how to manage their anger can significantly reduce the amount of violence within a school community. The TASK program provides the opportunity for students to learn how to manage their anger. It is for young people identified as having anger issues and for those who could be leaders in bringing anger management skills to the greater community.

    The goal of TASK is to have participants come to the point where they will automatically PAUSE and move FORWARD as they learn to positively deal with their anger. Each TASK session centres on one of these areas – Stopping, Thinking and Problem Solving.

    For more information on how to become a TASK Facilitator, or to find out when a training event is being held in your area, contact your Divisional Youth Secretary. 

    Questions about TASK? Contact us! program.helps@salvationarmy.ca