Anger & Conflict Management Class


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Youth 180’s Conquering Conflict program is designed for youth (10-17) who have demonstrated disruptive behaviors as ways of attempting to solve problems.  We teach youth and their parents concepts and skills to help them manage their anger without resorting to aggression. With anger management skills such as these, youth are more likely to make good decisions and resolve problems with peers, family members, teachers, coworkers and employers in appropriate ways.

Conquering Conflict will help individuals examine and express their own concept of personal power, learn about realistic goal setting, recognize the internal body signs that often indicate the emotion of anger, identify their personal "hot buttons," discover the meaning and benefits of positive self-talk, explore how to how to handle feelings of anger without creating a larger problem, learn techniques to regain control after stepping away from a tense situation, and create a personal action plan for using these newly developed skills in real life.

Parents are required to attend the program with their child. A separate session for parents teaches them techniques for resolving conflicts at home, improving communication and building a healthy family. There is a fee required to attend this class.




Youth 180 | 201 S. Tyler, Dallas, TX  Saturday classes are from 9am-3pm. Click Here for Directions

MESQUITE ACADEMY Tuesday & Thursday classes are from 6pm-9pm. Click Here for Directions

Need some advice on interacting with your child while you are waiting for the class? 


Pre-teens and teens are experiencing thoughts and feelings they have never had before. Sometimes those emotions are more than they know how to handle. When your child expresses anger or becomes aggressive, it may not be about whatever they are yelling about – it could be that they have some underlying emotions such as frustration, sadness, depression, shame, embarrassment or anger about something else. Try these tips when dealing with young people showing aggression and anger:

  • Listen carefully to what your child is saying rather than trying to win an argument.
  • Try to say things that let them know that you are trying to understand what has upset your child. Then check with them to see whether you understood correctly what they were trying to tell you. Understanding the child’s feelings and why they do what they do is not condoning their behavior.
  • Once you understand their feelings, you can set limits on behavior and help them find alternate ways to take out their frustration (exercise, music, sports)
  • Avoid using violence yourself, which sends the message that violence is acceptable.
  • Give your child space when he or she is angry. Allow them to have their cool off space to calm down.
  • Let your child know that you are there to support them as they work to solve their problem and deal with their feelings in healthy ways.
  • Remember that to be effective with your child, you must manage your own anger well.


These parent tips are made possible by a generous grant from the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Foundation.