Outback Therapeutic Expeditions, which provides an innovative and effective therapeutic experience for teens in crisis, announced today, the publication of a new white paper, “Anger Management: Emotional Outbursts and Teenage Defiance.” The 15 page white paper is designed to parents, guardians, teachers, and counselors help a troubled teen who is struggling with behavioral, psychological, or emotional challenges.
Anger Management: Emotional Outbursts and Teenage Defiance
Let’s face it, the teenage years are notoriously difficult years for parents and children alike. Hormones are raging, boundaries are being tested, and adolescents are making their first steps into adult privileges and responsibilities. While some parent-child conflict is normal during the teenage years, there comes a point where anger turns from a valid emotional response into a level of turmoil that should be addressed promptly.
Anger is part of our emotional spectrum, and is a normal, healthy emotional response to outside stressors. In fact, anger helps us to “deal” with threats when we feel crossed or challenged. It is when we let our emotions effect our actions that anger can become harmful in teens. In fact, according to Harvard Medical School, nearly two-thirds of U.S. adolescents have experienced an “anger attack” involving threatening violence, engaging in violence, or destroying property at some point in their lives. Even more alarming is the fact that nearly eight percent of these adolescents have “regular outbursts” like these.
- Normal Teenage Emotions vs. Problematic Anger, Outbursts, and Defiance
- Signs Your Teen’s Anger Is Out of Control
- Ways to Help Your Teen Control Their Anger
- The Importance of Early Intervention
- Effective Treatment Options
- What is Wilderness Therapy and How Does It Help Teens with Anger?
- How to Support Your Teen Through Treatment
About Outback Therapeutic Expeditions
Outback Therapeutic Expeditions offers a unique therapeutic experience based on a nomadic and primitive skills model. The soothing rhythms of life in the wilderness provide a catalyst for authentic and lasting change. Each child is matched with a licensed therapist and receives a comprehensive individual treatment plan. Clinical studies confirm that our methods create long-lasting change and emotional healing.
Living in small groups away from the distractions and influences of the outside world, students are able to focus on themselves and the choices that brought them here. The insights and skills that they develop are carried with them when they return to the outside world.
Our Roots and Wings program carves an integral role for each teen’s family as they work through the misunderstandings and pain that brought them to this point. Our three-day Family Expedition allows parents and siblings to join the student in the wilderness for powerful, intensive family therapy. At Outback, we believe that the family is vital to the healing process and plays an important role in bringing about positive change for each child.