Teen Anger Management Skills (TASK) - Salvation Army Canada

Teen Anger Management Skills (TASK)

TASK is an anger management program designed for High School students.  It is run as a school club for about 1½ hours during a lunch period or after school over 8 to 10 weeks.  The program is interactive and run by volunteers who are well trained and police checked.  Although TASK is run by The Salvation Army, this is not a faith-based program.  TASK provides a wonderful opportunity to offer our communities something needed – anger management for students.

TASK can be more than a school club.  It can also be held at a community centre, after-school program, camp, a community room at a housing complex or anywhere there are high school students.

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 schools can lead to hurtful conduct such as vandalism, self-harm and violence.  Teach student how to manage their anger can significantly reduce the amount of violence within a school community.  The TASK club 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.

To find out more about TASK contact program_helps@can.salvationarmy.org