The “Managing Anger Before it Manages You” group for children ages 9-12 years old, will be facilitated by myself, Donna Damsgaard, MA, Registered Clinical Counsellor and co-facilitated by a Masters level intern.

Working with Anger groups involve a set of psycho-educational groups, using therapeutic approaches, games and activities to help families with children ages 6-17 years old in need of support. It also covers techniques on how to express anger and other emotions in healthy ways.  Both children and their parents/guardians will have opportunities to apply these skills in joint and separate group sessions.

The sessions will run for six consecutive weeks beginning Wednesday, September 18, 2019.

They are as follows:

                Session 1: Introduction – Understanding Anger, Yours and your Childs’

                Session 2: Catching Anger Before It Gets Out of Control

                Session 3: Tools for Managing Anger

                Session 4: Communication Skills

                Session 5: Conflict Resolution and Problem Solving Skills

                Session 6: Conclusion – Putting it All Together

Sessions will be held in Red Deer from 4:30pm – 6pm at Catholic Social Services.

Managing Anger Before it Manages You

Support Information

Provincial Abuse Line Information Sheet

Alberta Mental Health

The phone number for Alberta Mental Health is 403-340-5469. Parents can phone this number directly.

Speech and Language Services

Parents can contact Alberta Health Services at 403-314-5250 for referrals for these services.

Alberta Mental Health Crisis Help Line: 1-877-303-2642. Students who are in need of someone to talk to in a crisis situation may call the helpline, which is available to them 24 hours a day.

Suicide Information & Education Services

Suite D 4808 51st Ave

Red Deer, AB 403-342-4966


Alberta Health Services, Provincial Injury Prevention Program (PIPP) - AHS PIPP Webpage

Injury Prevention Centre (IPC) CATT Online - Concussion

Red Deer Catholic Family School Enhancement Counsellors

Red Deer Catholic Family School Enhancement Counsellors

Our Family School Enhancement Counsellors (FSECs) support the social, emotional and mental wellness of students and families within their home, school, and community through early intervention and prevention. 

FESCs meet with children, youth, parents, and families to go over issues affecting student success supporting them to look for options, develop strategies and find solutions. 

Services offered:

  • Provide support services to families and children facing social, emotional, and family challenges
  • Build skills with students in small groups
  • Promote effective communication within families and between parents and students
  • Assist families in navigating and finding information and resources, such as counselling services, income support, community programs, etc.
  • Promote preventative opportunities within the schools and community
  • Provide support in schools and in the home
  • Collaborate with community agencies
  • Organize family events and parent sessions
  • Enhance Catholic family values by building home, school, and parish

Please click here for a list of community resources for Red Deer and area.

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