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Addressing parenting and anger management, this accessible, experiential and creative programme helps parents to think about and learn to manage their anger better. Acknowledging that almost all parents have at least some difficulties with anger, PAMP is suitable for social work, counselling, mental health, justice and community work. It provides guidance on: conducting sessions; the values and knowledge base; the support, quality assurance, monitoring and evaluation that are essential to PAMP's positive, ethical and effective use. Eight two-hour sessions, deliverable individually or in groups, help parents:
Large format. 192 pages. 978-1-905541-04-1. 2006. £24.95.
Introduction. Part One. Foundation. Part Two: The Sessions. Choice change and minding the gap. The challenge of anger. The trouble with thinking. Escalating emotions. Children and anger. Gender, life experiences and anger. Conflict, power and anger. Learning and moving on. Part Three. Taking PAMP Forward. Appendices: guidance on role play, evaluation forms, sample promotional materials.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Gerry Heery is a training consultant with over twenty years front line experience as a social worker and extensive involvement in developing and delivering domestic violence related interventions within Northern Ireland's criminal justice, social services and voluntary sectors. He is the author of Preventing Violence in Relationships (JKP 2000). He lives with his wife Maire in Belfast and they have 5 children.
"Social workers should consider this programme, and should be aware of the importance of preparing parents and carers to cope with their own ill-temper... it would give people like me an idea of the problems they were going to face... recommended." Journal of Mental Health
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