Open registration for the New Milford Youth Agency’s 2015 Summer Program will take place Tuesday, April 21st at the Agency’s office in the Catherine Lillis Administrative Building (East Street School), 50 East Street, beginning at 7:00 a.m.
The Youth Agency Summer Program is a seven week-long program for children entering grades 1 – 8 that starts Monday, June 29th and ends Friday, August 14th. Hours are 7:00 am to 6:30 pm. Sign up for one week or more – the weekly fee includes all trip costs!
For more information, call the Youth Agency at 860.210.2030
A few months ago, I facilitated a group at the Youth Agency for middle and high school students. I named the group after the curriculum that I used, “Transforming Anger to Personal Power”; but when the kids came here after school, they would tell the office staff that they we here for the anger management group. They said it casually, but it bothered me. The anger management title made the issue too simple: you have anger, you learn to manage it, and you are fixed. The program I chose was about helping young people manage their anger in a big picture way that included learning to manage all of their emotions in a healthier way. This ability is referred to as Emotional Intelligence, a term first described in a 1996 book, Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ, by Daniel Goleman.
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