Take our 8-Hour Online Anger Management Class For Co-Parents!
Our online Anger Management For Co-Parents program teaches co-parenting skills and techniques for effective anger management for adults going through separation or divorce. Participation in our course may be voluntary or recommended by the court due to a high-conflict separation or divorce. (Check with your court in advance if you are mandated to take an Anger Management program to assure acceptance of this course within your county or jurisdiction.)
The class is designed to help divorcing or divorced parents learn what triggers their anger, strategies for managing their anger, alternate ways for expressing their anger and the consequences of anger. Parents also learn more effective co-parenting skills to make home-life and visitations easier for the children in their care. The program is widely recommended by divorce therapists, coaches, mediators and attorneys as an aid to conflict resolution before, during and after a divorce.
The program includes valuable material to read, insights to help you make better choices, video examples, quizzes, exercises, suggested resources for additional support and a final quiz to demonstrate your mastery of the content.
You will receive a Certificate that you can print out after you have completed your program and passed the final exam.
This 8-hour Anger Management course provides signs to watch for in your own behavior, “red flag” warnings about problem behavior worth your attention, and a variety of tools and strategies for taking control of your feelings. It will help you find healthier ways of expressing anger, frustration and other difficult feelings which will make for more peaceful and rewarding life experiences — and more effective co-parenting for your children.
~ Rosalind Sedacca, CDC — Founder, Child-Centered Divorce Network
Anger Management For Co-Parents online classes help both men and women who are separating or divorcing — or who are already divorced — and are having trouble with anger issues.
Anger is a feeling that alerts you that something is wrong. But you have choices regarding how you act upon those feelings. Acting before thinking can lead to mismanaged anger. Once you have reacted to anger, you have allowed your feelings to control you. This could lead you to actions and behaviors you never would have taken if you were making rational choices. Knowing how to manage anger can help you set limits and determine comfortable boundaries in your former relationships and future relationships.
While anger is a natural emotion, when faced with a challenging situation, it can also create the most destructive consequences. Improperly expressed anger can produce difficulties with family, friends, co-workers and colleagues. Left uncontrolled, it often results in encounters with law enforcement and the judicial system.
Anger Management is especially important for co-parents facing new life challenges following a separation or divorce. You will discover new ways to talk about your feelings, address concerning issues, express your emotions and hear what others are saying to you — in productive, more rewarding ways. These skills can stay with you for a lifetime and result in more harmony, better health and greater rewards in your life. Most important of all … your children will thank you!
Learn more — on your own schedule — for greater retention!
You decide when and where you want to take your online class for optimum time management! AngerConflictPrograms.com has a liberal log in and log out feature that allows you to work and progress in the course at your convenience. Each class is programmed to return to the exact spot you last completed. You are in control of your progress and the schedule! Taking this course when you are ready and prepared will enable you to learn more information and retain it longer. These programs give you a great opportunity to succeed, gain valuable parenting tools and co-parenting skills!
Is this class right for you?
- Do you lose your temper easily and quickly?
Do small things set you off, like getting stuck in traffic, children running around the house or spilling your morning coffee? Do you have a low tolerance for frustration? Is It difficult for you to take things in stride?
- Do you show inconsistent behavior that is intimidating to others?
Is your behavior so unpredictable that one minute you’re feeling good and the next, you become explosive?
- Are family and friends afraid of you and often tell you to calm down?
Do your children show signs of fear when near you? Do people “walk on egg shells” around you? Do they avoid giving you bad news for fear of your reaction?
- Have you hurt people close to you because of your anger?
Have you lost friends, family or perhaps even your job? Do people distance themselves from being close to you? Does your relationship partner or children fear and avoid you?
- Have you tried to control your anger, but failed?
Are you not able to control how you react to things, even though you have tried several different approaches?
- Do you find yourself explaining or justifying your aggressive behavior to others?
Do you blame others for enticing you or provoking you to express anger?
- Is it difficult to express yourself without cursing, swearing and blaming?
Is your communication with others often offensive and vulgar? Are you defensive and feel the problem “isn’t me, it’s you”?
- Does anger cause you to become destructive?
Do you frequently break things or become violent towards others? Do you find you pound on the table or punch a door or throw things to make a point? Have you hit, bit, pushed or forcibly held your partner or child because of your rage?
- Does your anger spiral out of control?
Once you get angry, is it difficult for you to de-escalate? Does it seem to take over and take a while before you are able to settle down?
- Do you have difficulties with authority figures?
Do you not like people telling you what to do and often get into confrontations? Do you purposefully refuse to complete assignments or follow directions, as a sign of rebellion?
- Do you frequently argue at home?
Is it difficult for you to have a conversation without getting angry? Do you not like it when others disagree with you or make you feel stupid or inadequate?
- Is your body language intense?
This can readily be seen in your clenched fists, your tightened jaw and your glaring stare.
If you answered YES to any, many, or most of these questions, you will find great value in taking the 8-hour program!
About this Course:
Our 8-hour online anger management course for co-parents is designed for people who are going through or transitioning after a separation or divorce. Its purpose is to teach practical, useful and valuable skills/strategies for managing stress and the feelings of anger associated with it.
It is an intervention program that will enable you to be more empathic towards your family and others, and to help you practice more assertive and less aggressive behaviors.
This program teaches better communication styles to improve your level of functioning related to the difficult challenges connected with separation, divorce and changes in family dynamics. It will help you understand why you get angry, what triggers your anger, what your early warning signs are and how to manage anger more effectively.
For people going through a separation or divorce and the resulting changes in family dynamics, it is important to be conscious of your emotional, cognitive and physical responses to anger and the different ways you respond to conflict. With these skills you can face situations in your life with greater self-control, peace of mind and effectiveness.
- This class takes 8 hours to complete. Many courts ask for an 8-hour program on this important topic. Therefore you must meet the minimum time requirement in each section before proceeding to the next section.
- Life Applications, videos and a review quiz will follow each section.
- You may login as many times as you wish (for up to 30 days).
- When you finish the required sections you will be prompted to take a final exam.
- Certificates will be awarded and can be downloaded upon completion of the course.
For this course you will be required to take notes and/or make journal entries on each lesson in your own notebook. We will give you questions and enough time to answer these questions at the end of each lesson.
Why take notes?
- Organized notes/journal entries will help you identify the most important ideas in each section.
- A permanent record will help you to learn and remember later. Re-reading notes is an excellent learning tool.
- The underlying organization and purpose of each section will become more clear through note taking.
The components of the co-parenting course are intended for educational purposes only. The presentation of this material is not intended to constitute mental health therapy, give information on specific mental health disorders nor medications to treat mental health disorders. Participants are encouraged to discuss specific mental health questions with a licensed mental health therapist of their choice.
This class is a work-in-progress. So are you. We all are! If you read the material, do the homework, and watch the videos we guarantee your opportunity for success will increase and your time invested will be worthwhile.
We wish you our very best!
– AngerConflictPrograms.com ™ Team
- What is anger?
- Origins of anger
- Practice Quiz
- Video + Questions
- Red flags indicating anger management problems
- Myths about anger management
- How your body reacts to anger and the risks
- Facts about heart disease and stroke
- Practice quiz
- Video + questions
- What’s wrong with being defensive?
- Irrational behaviors that are triggered by your thinking
- Facts concerning irrational behaviors
- Practice quiz
- Video + questions
- The effects of anger on children, spouse and co-workers
- Facts about domestic violence
- Acceptable and unacceptable ways to be angry
- Practice quiz
- Video + questions
- Positive techniques for dealing with anger
- Facts about relaxation
- Use music to enhance relaxation
- Practice quiz
- Video + question
- Do you identify with any of these characteristics?
- It doesn’t pay to complain
- What it means to be assertive
- Most of what you say is nonverbal
- Assertiveness: How to communicate better with your spouse/ex.
- Using the Compliment Sandwich
- How to communicate better with your children
- Communicate constructively
- Facts about communication
- Practice quiz
- Video + questions
- Myths and facts about forgiveness
- Significant quotes to keep in mind
- Exercises to help forgive yourself and others
- Gratitude, appreciation and forgiveness
- Can you choose to be happy?
- Handling anger relapses
- Practice quiz
- Video + questions
- Review points
- Anger management contract
- My anger management creed
- My personal goals for managing anger
Frequently Asked Questions:
Who is this Anger Management course for?
AngerConflictPrograms.com offers an 8 hour Anger Management For Co-Parents class. You should register for this co-parenting program if you have been married or in a relationship, have children, and are in the process or have completed a divorce or separation. The course is designed for people experiencing anger issues who want to learn healthier ways of controlling their feelings, expressing their anger and living a more peaceful and rewarding life. The skills you learn will also help you better deal with supervisors, co-workers, family and friends, neighbors, authority figures and strangers.
I registered but I am not able to log in.
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How much does this class cost?
Your class fee includes: all online class materials, life application, quizzes, videos, final exam and Certificate of Completion. There is nothing else to pay. The 8-hour class costs $99.
How do I pay?
When you register you can pay by credit card or through PayPal and all credit cards accepted there. If you need to pay by another method or you are experiencing difficulty, please contact us directly at [email protected].
I accidentally registered twice, what do I do?
If for some reason you accidentally registered for the class more than once, please contact our office at [email protected] for a full refund.
When will I receive my Certificate of Completion?
IMMEDIATELY! Included with all Online AngerConflictPrograms.com are your downloadable certificates. Once you complete your course you will be able to immediately download and print out your certificate. Simply log in from your “My Profile” and click on the “Get Certificate” link.
What happens if I am unable to finish the class in one sitting?
The classes are self-paced and may be taken at your convenience. You have up to 30 days to complete the class. (Please Note: You are required to take the Final Exam in one sitting, but you may retake the exam as many times as necessary until you pass.)
Will I be able to review the materials once I complete the class?
AngerConflictPrograms.com will make all class materials available after you pass your final exam. To access: simply log in to your account. You will have access to all the materials, but you will not have the ability to retake the quizzes or the final exam. This is available for reference purposes only.
Please be thoughtful…
Class materials may not be used without prior written consent. The components of the anger management course are intended for educational purposes only. The presentation of this material is not intended to constitute mental health therapy, give information on specific mental health disorders nor medications to treat mental health disorders. Participants are encouraged to discuss specific mental health questions with a licensed mental health therapist of their choice.
Meet Our Co-Authors & Course Co-Creators!
Rosalind Sedacca, CDC | The Voice of Child-Centered Divorce
Rosalind Sedacca, CDC is a Divorce & Parenting Coach, recognized as The Voice of Child-Centered Divorce. She is the founder of the Child-Centered Divorce Network that provides advice, coaching services and other valuable resources for parents who are facing, moving through or transitioning after a divorce.
Rosalind is the author of the internationally acclaimed ebook, How Do I Tell the Kids about the Divorce? She has also created the Mastering Child-Centered Divorce 10-Hour Audio Coaching Program with Workbook and Parenting Beyond Divorce: Making Life Better For You & Your Children guidebook. These programs are designed to help parents create the best possible co-parenting experience for themselves and their children.
Rosalind is also a Dating & Relationship Coach and co-author of 99 Things Women Wish They Knew Before Dating After 40, 50 & Yes, 60! as well as the DatingRescue eCourse and Create Your Ideal Relationship Kit for women and Mastering the Challenges of Dating: A Success Formula for Men. She provides personal coaching services via phone or video platforms world-wide and is the co-host of the Divorce, Dating & Empowered Living radio show and podcast.
Rosalind is an Advisor at ParentalWisdom.com and a national contributor to ThriveGlobal, Divorce Magazine, and numerous other divorce, parenting and relationship websites, blogs and programs. She is also the First Place Winner of the Victorious Woman Award.
To learn more about Rosalind’s Coaching services, books and courses, visit: www.childcentereddivorce.com, www.womendatingrescue.com and www.mensdatingformula.com. Contact Rosalind directly at [email protected] and [email protected].
Amy Sherman, LMHC | Dating & Relationship Coach
For more than two decades Amy Sherman has been working in the helping field, inspiring others to live their best life. She has a master’s degree in counseling/psychology from Vermont College and has worked with individuals, couples, and single women and men struggling with personal and professional issues that have kept them from the happiness and joy they deserve.
Amy’s experience includes running a Domestic Abuse Program for abused women and men, working with adolescent and adult substance abusers and teaching psychology to young college students. She is the co-author of 99 Things Women Wish They Knew Before Dating After 40, 50 and Yes, 60! as well as the DatingRescue ecourse, Create Your Ideal Relationship Kit for women and Mastering the Challenges of Dating: A Success Formula for Men.
With Rosalind Sedacca, Amy created an 8 hr and 12 hr Anger Management Course for divorced and divorcing co-parents to help them cope during this difficult life transition.
Amy has been awarded first place winner of the 2009 Victorious Woman of the Month Award. She also hosts a weekly podcast, Divorced, Dating & Empowered Living Show. She is a Contributing Columnist to The Huffington Post, DeepSoulfulLove.com and GoingSoloNewspaper.com.
Amy can be reached at [email protected]
Understanding Domestic Violence and Abusive Relationships:
Domestic violence is unpredictable, yet there is a pattern that is repeated with each episode. It starts with the honeymoon phase, where things seem to be running smoothly and going well. It then moves on to the intimidation phase, the actual violence, and then back to the honeymoon/forgiveness phase. However, the level of violence gets worse after each incidence and the duration of the violence is longer.
- Domestic abuse is any coercive behavior that a person uses to exploit, injure, mistreat or violate his/her intimate partner. The tactics an abuser uses include intimidation, threats, put downs, isolation, humiliation and other verbal sabotage.
- Domestic violence is one of the most chronically underreported crimes in America and other countries.
- It can take many forms including physical or sexual violence and often involves financial secrecy, dependence and restrictions.
- Abuse cuts across all socio-economic boundaries, all ages, both genders, all religions and educational levels. It is based on the principals of power and control and is perpetrated most frequently against women (85%), but is growing amongst men (15%).
- Abuse is no longer a family matter. It has grown into a crime.
- Domestic abuse goes through a cycle and can escalate from threats to verbal abuse, physical violence and even murder.
- Anger, spiraling out of control, usually results in some form of verbal abuse, but can lead to physical violence.
- Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women between the ages 15-44 in the United States (Source: Uniform Crime Reports, FBI)
- About one out of every four women in America will be physically assaulted or raped by an intimate partner at some point in their lives. American women are more likely to be assaulted, injured, raped or killed by a male partner than by any other type of assailant.
- Besides physical injuries, domestic violence can lead to depression, anxiety, panic attacks, substance abuse and post-traumatic stress disorder. Abuse may also trigger suicide attempts or psychotic episodes.
What to do if someone you know has an anger management problem?
If someone you know has an anger problem, you may live in fear and attempt to do everything possible to keep the peace. It is important to understand you are not to blame for someone else’s anger or behavior. There is NEVER justification for physically or verbally abusive behavior. You have a right to be treated with respect and to live without fear of an angry outburst or a violent rage.
Although you do not have control of someone’s anger, you can control how you respond to their abuse by setting clear boundaries about what you will and will not tolerate. If you feel comfortable, share your concerns about their anger issue when both of you are calm. Remove yourself from the situation if they do not remain calm down. You may consider counseling or therapy for yourself if you are having a hard time standing up for yourself and putting your safety first. Trust your instincts. If you feel unsafe or threatened in any way, go someplace safe.
If you are in a relationship with someone demonstrating problems handling anger and conflict, find support immediately. Ask your partner to take one of these Anger Management programs to indicate they are taking responsibility for their problem behavior and want to learn better ways to handle their volatile emotions.
If your partner refuses to get help, it is advisable to seek support in leaving the relationship!
For additional information and help call National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
PLEASE NOTE: The information in this program should not be construed as providing specific psychological or medical advice, but rather to offer readers information to better understand the lives and health of themselves and their children. It is not intended to provide an alternative to professional treatment or to replace the services of a physician, psychiatrist or psychotherapist.