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Helping Expelled (Excluded) Children Control Their Rage

HELPING EXPELLED (EXCLUDED) CHILDREN CONTROL THEIR RAGE

How a pioneering school helps excluded children control their rage

The Guardian, Rachel Ellis, Saturday, 8 July, 2017

It is worth investing the time to read this article about how one school in Hemel Hempstead, UK, is addressing children with severe behavioral disorders.

The primary keys to the school's responses lie in developing relationships with the children and instead of using physical restraint and punishment—as most of the children experienced in schools prior to being expelled—they help the children to understand and communicate their feelings.

They use a program developed by Occupational Therapist, Éadaoin Bhreathnach, called the Just Right State program and includes a series of books written by Bhreathnach called The Scared Gang.

This article offers a plethora of practical steps most schools, group homes, detention centres and parents could take when dealing with young people having a hard time managing their emotions. Definitely worth your while and a solid investment of time.

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