Teaching Kids to Cope with Anger (TKC-A)
Initiative Description: program on self-reported anger in rural youth. One class period once a week for a total of eight sessions and focused on coping specifically with anger. Each group session is divided into two portions: the didactic portion, where students review information, through reading materials or brief lectures, regarding anger, cognitive distortions, and healthy coping by a trained interventionist; and the experiential portion which includes cognitive reframing exercises, problem-solving, role-playing, and other activities.
Study Results: Improved coping with emotional, behavioral, and social aspects of anger.
Reference: Puskar, K. R., Ren, D., & McFadden, T. (2015). Testing the ‘teaching kids to cope with anger’ youth anger intervention program in a rural school-based sample. Issues In Mental Health Nursing, 36(3), 200-208
Level of Evidence: Very Good