News Release

Sunday, March 12, 2006

Contact: George Stinnett, CHKD, (757) 668-7043 or

Workshop for Professionals

“Anger Management with School-age Children, Adolescents and Families”

HAMPTON ROADS, Va.—A workshop for professionals entitled “Anger Management with School-age Children, Adolescents and Families” will be held May 5, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., at the Double Tree Hotel, 1900 Pavilion Drive, Virginia Beach. The program will focus on: using anger management interventions with young people; encouraging parental leadership in angry families; differences between anger, tantrums and rampage in young people and how to respond; essential components of anger styles; and using the “Healthy Anger Comprehensive Workbook” approaches to anger management. Featured presenters are:
  • Ron Potter-Efron, M.S.W, Ph.D., a mental health/alcohol and drug therapist at First Things First Counseling in Eau Claire, Wis., where he directs the Anger Management Center of that clinic. He is the author of numerous books for professionals and has been on the faculty of the Rutgers Summer School of Alcohol and Drug Studies for more than a decade.
  • Bill Blount, M.S., author of the “Healthy Anger Comprehensive Workbook for Learning Positive Anger Management Skills” and 2001 California Teacher of the Year for his service with the California Youth Authority. He has worked with youth for more than 30 years as a teacher, coach, trainer, mentor and victims advocate in a restorative justice program.
The workshop is intended for teachers, guidance counselors, probation and parole officers, social workers, counselors, psychotherapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, pediatricians, nurses and physical, occupational and speech therapists. Participants will receive a certificate of attendance for 6.5 contact hours. Continuing education credits will be available through Old Dominion University and Norfolk State University. There is a $45 registration fee, which includes continental breakfast and lunch. Registration deadline is April 28. The workshop is co-presented by CHKD and The Barry Robinson Center. For information or to register, call Elliott Levin at (757) 668-7932.