If you’ve ever struggled with a substance use disorder or addiction, you might have heard of The Twelve Steps, a framework for healing from addiction created by the organization Alcoholics Anonymous. While this approach is typically thought of as an addiction prevention program, it also serves as a vehicle of life transformation for individuals who participate in it.
The Twelve Steps, created by the organization Alcoholics Anonymous, is a framework for healing from alcohol addiction. It not only benefits the individual struggling with addiction, but also family members and friends who are supporting their loved one. According to SAMHSA, “Treatment effectiveness is believed to be maximized the more a client is able to personalize the concepts expressed by the steps into her own life.”
Food pantry locations like Aaron Community Cultural Center have been vital during the pandemic, where economic difficulties have plagued many individuals and families. According to the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, food insecurity is at an all-time high. Before the pandemic about 1 in 5 people in L.A. struggled with food insecurity, but after COVID-19 hit, an estimated 1 in 4 Angelenos now face food insecurity.
If you are a social worker or other mental health professional, your client may benefit from taking anger management classes. Anger management classes at ACCC are geared toward supporting individuals who have been court-ordered by the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) or Probation. Once your client has completed the 15-week course, we will provide them with a certification of completion so they can show interested parties like the courts. For clients who are unable to make every meeting, additional "extra credit" homework can be given to make up hours.
When we think about anger management, we often think about how it would benefit the person who struggles with their anger. But the reality is, anger management classes have a positive ripple effect on so many people in the individual's life. Learning to manage your anger and express it in a healthy way is so vital for improving relationships in your life including:
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Have you ever gotten angry and done something you've regretted? Maybe you've taken out your anger about work or finances on your kids. Maybe you've gotten so mad that you've broken household objects. Or maybe you've bottled up anger for months or years, and it just seems to explode when you can't hold it in anymore. If any of these situations sound familiar, anger management might be something for you to consider.
Below is a transcript of ACCC's interview with Sandra Hill-Glover, who has been serving as a USC field instructor for the social work interns placed at ACCC in their first year field placement. In addition to her roles as a field instructor and social worker, Sandra has been parenting her daughter during the pandemic and knows some of the struggles parents are up against. To listen to the interview in audio form, head here.