Dealing with angry individuals is a highly challenging task for most people. If not handled effectively, angry behavior can cause emotional and physical damage to those exposed to it. Angry actions can elicit extreme reactions from others, ranging from social withdrawal to aggression. Managed well, anger can lead to positive changes in behavior, and to solutions to difficult interpersonal problems. This module demonstrates methods which children can use to effectively cope with another’s angry behavior.
BeCool teaches students about the three basic ways we respond to anger: Aggressively (HOT), Passively (COLD) or Assertively (COOL). In each of the video scenarios, children are challenged by a difficult person or situation. Your students will watch as their video peers hesitate and then model three different ways to respond to conflict: Giving Up (COLD), Blowing Up (HOT) or Staying in Control (COOL).
The Coping With Anger/Others module teaches young students how to effectively respond to anger that is being directed towards them.
Students will watch how Taylor copes with Jay’s anger after accidentally bumping into him. In another vignette, they’ll see Morganne’s reaction to Dominic, who thinks she cheated playing a game.
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