Social Skills / Anger Reduction Groups (SSARG)

fistAll of us experience anger as a normal emotion, but we deal with it in different ways. Some of these ways are acceptable and some are not. It is very important to understand how you experience anger and how to control it. Those who study anger have learned that there is a cycle that everyone goes through when they are angry. Learning about the anger cycle, what makes you angry, and how to cool down are valuable tools to know.

The Youth Aid Panels in York County, Juvenile Probation, and Family-Child Resources are working together to give young people a chance to learn about anger and make the changes that will lead to better anger control.

SSARG assists youths who are first-time offenders to develop the skills necessary to control their anger.

Participants attend 10 weekly group sessions, which focus on learning the anger cycle, identifying the stages of anger, and practicing the techniques of appropriate anger management.

The SSARG curriculum is activity-based to allow participants to:

•Practice the skills necessary to avoid problem situations.
•Reduce their emotional and behavioral responses to anger.
•Resolve conflict in a socially appropriate manner.

Referrals for this program are generated from local Youth Aid Panels or the Juvenile Probation Office, and the York County Office of Children, Youth, and Families.

If you are interested in learning more about our SSARG program, please call us at (717) 757-1227.