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Anger and aggression: Foster care population

2 hours, 6 minutes
2.5 BACB

“As professionals, it is important that we be aware and learn how to respond to a child in the foster care system who displays anger and aggression, and then work on developing plans and training skills to the caregivers . . .” 

 Karin Torsiello, MS, BCBA


As Karin Torsiello says, anger and aggression are to be expected in clinical practice and so it is important to learn and address these behaviors in the foster care population. Karin Torsiello discusses the expression of anger and aggression in children, where this may originate, the influence of trauma, and how to treat and manage anger and aggression. This presentation ends by offering tools and activities for providers to use or give to guardians of children to assist in managing anger and aggression. 

Learning Objectives

What you’ll learn in the course and be able to do afterward

  1. List the truths to remember discussed in this course 
  2. Describe the three types of stress 
  3. List the types of aggression 
  4. Discuss PTSD and anger 
  5. Describe some proactive strategies to reducing aggression 
  6. List the 3 steps to gain compliance 
  7. List some anger management skills 
  8. Know to create and use tools/activities to help manage anger 


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