Youth Anger Management Treatment for School Violence Prevention
Following a brief summary of individual and contextual risk factors for the development of various patterns of aggressive responding, two prominent anger management protocols are described. TAME (Teen Anger Management Education) and ART (Aggression Replacement Training) are easily adapted for dissemination to students in a school context. Both programs are cognitive-behavioral in orientation and include comprehensive skills training in emotion regulation, cognitive restructuring, confl ict resolution, and prosocial skills. The research support for the eff ectiveness of each of these programs is reviewed. Clinical and administrative issues relative to successful program implementation are discussed and recommendations are included.