Resources for Certified Group Leaders

As part of the Choices® curriculum, SWS provides ongoing support to Certified Group Leaders through phone and email consultation and a quarterly e-newsletter.

If you are a Certified Group Leader and you need to speak with someone regarding Choices® programming that you have implemented or are planning to implement, contact:

Sarah L. Meadows (Training Coordinator and Choices Instructor)
803.771.6663 ext 205

You may also want to check out a list of resources and links compiled especially for Certified Group Leaders.

The following is a list of archived e-newsletters: (You will need Adobe Reader to view these documents.)

Once you have become a Certified Group Leader, you can send a Press Release to your local newspaper!


Cognitive Behavior Therapy Association web site:

Cullen, Murray and Joan Wright, Cage Your Rage for Teens. Lanham, MD: American Correctional Association, 1996.

Davies, William, Overcoming Anger and Irritability: A Self-help Guide Using Cognitive-Behavioral Techniques. Washington Square, New York: New York University Press, 2000.

Hyland, Terry L. and Jerry Davis, Angry Kids, Frustrated Parents: Practical Ways to Prevent and Reduce Aggression in Your Children. Boys Town, Nebraska: Boys Town Press, 1999.

Johnson, Julie, How Do I Feel about Being Angry. Brookfield, CN: Copper Beech Books, 1999.

Murphy, Tim and Loriann Hoff Oberlin, The Angry Child: Regaining Control When Your Child is Out of Control. New York: Clarkson Potter, 2001.

National Youth Violence Prevention Center web site - Self help anger control information for teens

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) publication on line. Preventing Violence the Problem-Solving Way. Bulletin: Family Strengthening Series, April 1999. Describes the use of interpersonal cognitive problem-solving skills by Raising a Thinking Child, a primary prevention program for parents and their children. 12 pages. NCJ 172847. More OJJDP Family Strengthening Series Abstract

Parenting Today's Teen, P.O. Box 11864, Olympia, WA 98508 Voice: 360/753-2965 Fax: 253/550-7191

Robbins, Paul R. Anger, Aggression and Violence: An Interdisciplinary Approach. Jefferson, NC, McFarland and Company, 2000.

Resources available for purchase from the Courage to Change catalog: 1-800-440-4003
Stewart, Jan, The Anger Workout Book for Teens.
 Stop, Relax and Think: A Game to Help Impulsive Children
 Don't Be Difficult: A Game to Help Children Consider Consequences
 The EQUIP Program: Teaching Youth to Act Responsibly Though Peer Helping

Youth Change Solution Center. Offers free on line consultation to youth workers