(Episode 56)

Trauma-Informed Anger Management for Kids
with Jessica Sinarski

How do we help kids with intense anger when their parents say they “refuse” to try the strategies they have been taught? Guest Jessica Sinarski shares her trauma-informed strategies to teach children about their brain and help them understand and regulate their emotions. Whether it is helping them strengthen that “staircase” between their upstairs brain and their downstairs brain or helping them get familiar with their “acting before thinking” and “thinking before acting” teams, Jessica has clear and effective strategies that clinicians and parents can implement easily.  

Continuing Education

This Podcast Episode Provides 1 Hour of CE Credit.
Enroll to take the post-test and get your CE certificate for Trauma-informed Anger Management for Kids.

Trauma-Informed Anger Management for Kids Course Info

Course Description

Helping children with intense anger is a common therapeutic objective as a psychologist. Doing so in a way that is trauma-informed and demonstrates solid understanding of why common recommendations on't work is a challenge for many clinicians. In this this CE podcast course, clinicians will learn why common strategies are ineffective and how to use brain-based, trauma-informed solutions that help strengthen the connection between the cortex ("the upstairs brain") and the "downstairs brain".

Instructor's bio

Jessica Sinarski is a licensed professional counselor of mental health, author, and speaker. She offers deeply trauma-informed support and education for home, school, and community audiences. Weaving user-friendly brain science into everything she does, Jessica ignites both passion and know-how in audiences. Her extensive post-graduate training and 15+ years as a clinician and educator led her to create the resource and training platform BraveBrains. She partners with school districts and child welfare agencies around the world to unlock resilience in children and adults alike. She’s the author of several books including the upcoming RILEY THE BRAVE’S BIG FEELINGS ACTIVITY BOOK- a trauma informed guide for counsellors, educators and parents.
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Learning Objectives

  • Identify 3 strategies for trauma informed anger management for kids
  • Identify a framework to describe the brain science of anger to kids

How to Take the Course

Once you choose a course that interests you, simply click the enroll button to register for the course. You will be prompted to create your login information and then be directed to the course curriculum where you will have access to the episode, the learning objectives, and the post-test. Once you successfully complete the post-test, your CE credit certificate will appear on screen and can be downloaded. You can listen to the course episode directly on the course website or on your favourite podcast app.

How to Get Your Certificate

After listening to the course episode, you will be prompted to take the multiple choice post-test. To receive your continuing education credit certificate, you need to achieve a score of 70% of more. You may retake the post-test up to three times. Once successfully completed, the certificate will appear in your course area where you can download it.

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Course Format

This course is presented in audio format via podcast interview. The course is designed for post-doctoral psychologists and is an introductory level.

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Dr. Tamara Soles skillfully dives into meaningful conversations about a variety of topics that not only relate to therapy but also translate to many other aspects of life. This podcast is thought-provoking and keeps the listener completely engaged. The exchanges are lighthearted, humorous at times, and purposeful. A worthwhile listen, simply delightful!
I have enjoyed every single episode of this podcast. Dr. Soles and her guests have done an awesome job talking about meaningful topic and sending important message about mental health while still keeping the discussions entertaining and light. Love it!
This inspiring and thought provoking hour has 50 minutes that will elevate your practice and life.
Rachel R.
Dr. Soles is very down to earth and relatable, yet professional. She asks excellent questions and makes important points. She manages to make her guests feel comfortable and elicits a friendly vibe. As a therapist I find myself learning, as well as relating to the speakers. Thank you for this excellent podcast!

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Continuing Education Approvals

Dr. Tamara Soles is approved by the American Psychological Association and the Canadian Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. Dr. Tamara Soles maintains responsibility for the program. Verify with your State or Provincial governing body to ensure APA and CPA approved activities are eligible. *Note: Not currently eligible for OPQ CE credit.


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