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Help for Anger Problems

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Use one of the following resources if you are or know of a parent or caregiver having trouble controlling angry feelings. Actions done in moments of anger can be harmful and abusive.

  • Check your local phone book or provincial website for resources on getting help in your area.
  • Parents Anonymous. Self-help groups serving parents under stress as well as children who have been abused, are available throughout Canada, Europe, and the United States. To locate a group in your area, check the listings in your phone book under Parents Anonymous.
  • Social service departments. Many social service agencies involved with child abuse investigation also offer services to parents under stress. Agencies are listed in the phone book, usually under provincial services.
  • Kids Help Phone. Kids and teens can call 1-800-668-6868.

Alberta

  • Find Supports and Services. Visit one of the websites below, visit www.humanservices.alberta.ca/abuse-bullying/15666.html, or call one of the numbers.
    • Family Violence Info Line. Chat online at www.humanservices.alberta.ca/abuse-bullying/15666.html or call 310-1818.
    • Bullying: Get Help. Chat online at www.humanservices.alberta.ca/abuse-bullying/bullying-get-help.html or call 1-888-456-2323.
    • Child Abuse Hotline. Visit www.humanservices.alberta.ca/abuse-bullying/14841.html or call 1-800-387-5437.

British Columbia

  • Keeping Kids Safe From Abuse in BC
    • 310-1234
    • http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/public-safety/protecting-children/keeping-kids-safe

New Brunswick

  • Emergency Social Services
    • 1-800-442-9799
    • http://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/departments/social_development/about_us/emergency_socialservices.html

Ontario

  • Distress Centres Ontario: Member Centres
    • Visit www.dcontario.org/centres.html to find the phone number for a crisis line in your calling area.

Quebec

  • Domestic Violence. Go to http://domesticviolence.gouv.qc.ca or call 1-888-933-9007.
  • Batshaw Youth and Family Centres Foundation. Call Youth Protection Services at (514) 935-6196 or visit www.batshaw.qc.ca/en/need-help/report for more information.

Saskatchewan

  • Government of Saskatchewan: Child Abuse and Neglect
    • Go to www.saskatchewan.ca/residents/justice-crime-and-the-law/child-protection/child-abuse-and-neglect for a list of local child protection offices and their contact information.

Yukon

  • Family and Children's Services. Visit www.hss.gov.yk.ca/family_children.php or call 1-800-661-0408, ext. 3002.
  • VictimLink. Visit the Department of Justice "Need Help? Phone Directory" at www.justice.gov.yk.ca/prog/cor/vs/phonedir.html or call 1-800-563-0808.

Other provinces and territories

  • Check your local phone book or provincial or territorial website.

Credits

Current as of: September 23, 2020

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
William H. Blahd Jr. MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
H. Michael O'Connor MD - Emergency Medicine

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