The Association for Conflict Resolution
of Greater New York
The CUNY Dispute Resolution Consortium
at John Jay College
Monthly NYC-DR Roundtable Breakfast
ANGER MANAGEMENT AND MEDIATION
Dave Wolffe, MS Ed
This interactive presentation will explore different aspects of dealing with anger in relationships. The areas to be covered include:
§ Definition of anger management
§ Examination of the causes and effects of anger in individuals
§ Methods of handling this emotion
Dave will also discuss different situations where anger management tools can be applied.
Dave Wolffe, an educator for over 35 years, earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree and Masters Degree in Education from Queens College. He taught grades 1-9 for most of his over 30 years with the New York City Board of Education, and was a high school guidance counselor for the last 13 years of his career.
For the past six years he has been an Adjunct Lecturer at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City, where he teaches Sociology of Conflict, a course in the Dispute Resolution Program. He was certified as a Peer Mediation Specialist from the International Center for Conflict Resolution of Columbia University Teachers College.
While working as a high school counselor this training enabled him to teach high school students to facilitate peer mediation sessions with other students. During this experience he and many of these young people helped to establish, facilitate and participate in school wide and borough wide violence prevention programs. He became certified as a mediator by Westchester Mediation of Cluster, located in Yonkers, N.Y.
Dave developed an anger management program known as The Anger Management Power (A.M.P.) Program that has been facilitated with over 1,000 high school students and well over 600 parents, educators and other individuals who are concerned with helping youth in this area. He also developed and presents violence prevention workshops based on this program for New York City area Teacher Education college programs, has worked with mediators in this area, and has also created a facilitator training method for this anger management work.
Most recently Dave has written a book entitled, Peace: The Other Side of Anger, for parents, educators, social workers and others who work with youngsters to help them understand anger in teens and help them to empower young people to express this emotion without hurting themselves or others.