ANGER MANAGEMENT TRAINING COURSE FOR PROFESSIONALS – Working creatively with children and young people using play & drama

ANGER MANAGEMENT TRAINING COURSE FOR PROFESSIONALS – Working creatively with children and young people using play & drama




This is an accreditation course for professionals and students aged 18+.  There is an increasing expectation for professionals to undertake Continuing Professional Development regardless of industry sector, career level, job role and responsibilities. The CPD Certification Service helps organisations such as The AoC formalise knowledge into a structured and recognised approach to meet those expectations.


Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is the term used to describe the learning activities professionals engage in to develop and enhance their abilities. It enables learning to become conscious and proactive, rather than passive and reactive.  CPD Certification Service.

CPD is for professionals to show that they are continuing to develop and learn along their career journeys, by maintaining their skills, working safely, updating their knowledge and also working effectively, ethically and legally.


This exciting one day course is for primary, secondary, academy school staff, social workers, senior social workers, child and adolescent support workers, counsellors , therapists, and all other health professionals,  to understand, explore and manage not only the intensity and potential violent aggression children from the age of five upwards and young people between the ages of 11 years to 17 years may be experiencing, but their own attitudes and fears towards the potent emotion known as anger and how to help children and adolescents manage it effectively.


Anger has long been misunderstood by many professionals and by those who claim to experience this high intensity emotion whether directly or indirectly, externally or internally.


Children and young people may experience anger with much confusion, worry and sometimes denial or inability to understand where the source of their anger or aggression is coming from. This course will show you by using easy question cards and timelines how to quickly assess and resolve these issues.


You will also be encouraged to look at your own experiences of anger and previous forms of self- expression, experientially, using safe, playful, dramatic games and exercises – as these will assist you in the development of clearer clues in how you effectively help others.  The AoCs’ extensive work with children and adolescents over the past twenty years has proved time and time again that if you have a good understanding of anger, and, in particular, your own anger – then you are likely to be more successful in helping others manage and utilise their anger, annoyance or frustrations appropriately.

This course will also assist you, as a professional or volunteer who works particularly with children and young people in learning effective ways in which to explore in a safe, non-judgemental, exploratory and creative manner the many facets of anger.


The aims of the course are to:


  • Explore what anger really is
  • Understand a brief history of anger and modern theorists’ views of managing anger.
  • Understand how anger affects children and young people and how they communicate it through real-life case studies.
  • Understand external and internal triggers that may spark angry emotions
  • Learn how to use effective coping strategies through games and practical exercises to help children and young people manage their anger.
  • Learn how to complete Q-Cards and Timelines for assessment purposes.



The course will give you an overview of theory and up-to-date research findings on the subject, an overview of the effect of the brain upon emotions and several case studies. There will be plenty of time for group discussions, reflections, Q and A’s and practical demos of coping exercises which you will have lots of opportunity in which to practise.


Our hope is that all participants will leave this course feeling much more confident with how to cope with angry emotions  from a range of common situations and environments associated with home-life, primary and secondary school, higher education, life in ‘special schools’, residential units, secure units and many other dwellings and social settings.


At the end of the course, and satisfactory completion – you will receive a certificate of attendance and receive CPD points. We provide all materials, handouts, refreshments and a tasty light lunch is included. Please let us know of any dietary or disability requirements/needs at least one week prior to the start date of this course by emailing our friendly administrator – Ben Franklin at:


This course will sell out quickly so please do not delay in booking your place early to avoid any disappointment. Otherwise, we are happy to place you on our waiting list until we are able to facilitate a repeat course in the near future.


You may pay in full via our secure sister payment programme – Eventbrite.  Please also note that any cancellations will incur a 25% charge to the value of the overall course fee which is non-refundable.

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