Breaking the Chains of Anger® is an educational board game designed to teach important concepts and practical skills for controlling anger and avoiding violence. In the game, players help Alex (a fictional middle school student) control his anger and avoid aggressive actions. Players earn play money by giving Alex good advice on how to deal with frustrating and anger provoking situations throughout his day, both at school and at home. Alex is teased, bullied, blamed by a teacher for something he didn't do, frustrated when his sister eats his dessert, as well as her own, etc. Players are introduced to the concept that anger can carry Alex away towards actions that will be regretted later. Skills are introduced that help Alex stay calm, make good decisions, and prepare for difficult situations.
These Skills Include:
- Planning ahead for stressful situations
- Anger reduction techniques
- Self-reinforcement techniques
- Self-control techniques
- Problem solving skills
Students with anger and aggression problems are usually anxious and defensive whenever the subject is brought up. However, in the game students give advice to Alex, the fictitious student. This "distance" puts them in a position where they can deal with and learn about these important issues without the usual defensiveness and denial. In the post-game discussion, the teacher relates the players' actions in the game to real life situations.
A 17" x 22" full color poster is included. Teachers are encouraged to put up the poster in the classroom and keep it up in subsequent classes for the purpose of continued reinforcement of the anger control skills. A "Teacher's Materials" booklet with complete lesson plans is also included.
Suitable for 10-14 yrs. (also high interest material for older special needs students).
SCANS Skills Addressed:
Foundation Skills: Thinking Skills, Personal Qualities, Basic Skills
Workplace Competencies: Interpersonal Skills, Systems
1. Learn to understand situations that can lead to anger and aggression.
2. Learn to think first before taking rash action.
3. Learn specific skills for controlling anger and aggression.
4. Learn to be assertive without being aggressive.
5. Learn specific anger control skills, such as self-reminders, taking a few deep breaths, etc.
6. Feel better about themselves during and after conflict situations.
7. Get along better with others in general.
- Topic: Anger & Violence Control
- Ages: 10-14; Grades: 5-8
- 2-6 Players or Teams
Delivery & Shipping
Q. When will my item(s) arrive?
Most orders are processed and shipped within 24 hours (business days, M-F) but during high volume times such as May/June (end of fiscal year ordering season), some orders may take longer to ship. Domestic (U.S.A.) orders normally arrive 2-5 days after shipment. International orders may take up to 14 business days in transit.
Q. How will my order be shipped?
Domestic (U.S.A) orders ship either via UPS Ground or USPS Priority Mail. International orders are shipped via USPS International Priority.
Q. What are the shipping costs?
Regular delivery service is FREE over $49
For orders under $49, regular delivery service is available for a flat rate of $7.99. Regular delivery service (2-5 business days) ships via UPS Ground or USPS.
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Q. Are there different charges for international deliveries?
Yes. If your order is shipping outside of the Contiguous USA (lower 48 States & DC), please see our Shipping Information page.
Q. Do you charge sales tax?
Sales tax is applied only on orders shipping to the states of Georgia or Nevada (i.e. states in which we have a physical presence). If you are a tax exempt organization located in either Georgia or Nevada, please fax a copy of your tax exemption certificate to 775-245-0595.
Q. Are your products in new condition?
Yes! All of our products are brand new. We do not sell used merchandise. We believe it's extremely important that therapeutic resources be as readily available and affordable as possible. We are able to offer our customers lower prices on many therapeutic resources because we sell in bulk, mainly to large institutions.
Q. How do I return an item?
If you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase within 30 days of delivery, you may return merchandise for a refund or credit, whichever you prefer.
Merchandise must arrive back to us in 'Like New' (resalable) condition. **Please note that photocopiable or recordable products (specifically DVD's, books/audios, software and testing materials) are not returnable unless still in original shrink wrap.
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Q. What do I do if I receive a faulty product?
If your order or part of your order arrived broken or damaged in transit, please contact us within 5 days of delivery. Damaged and/or defective items will be replaced free of charge.
Account & Ordering
Q. Do I need an account with you to order items?
No, anyone can place an order. Although we are primarily business to business, we are open to the general public.
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All prices are listed in US Dollars since we are based in the USA. You may however shop in a variety of different currencies via the currency drop down list provided. *Please note that you will be forced back to USD at checkout.
Q. Will I receive a confirmation of my online order?
Yes, you will receive an email confirmation within minutes after placing your order.
Q. How do I retrieve my password?
Simply click on "Sign In" located at the very top left of your screen. From there you will be able to choose to have your password sent to you via Email.
Q. Do you accept purchase orders?
Yes, in fact the majority of our sales are via purchase orders. We accept purchase orders from publicly-funded, non-profit agencies in the USA and Canada, as well as from local, state, and federal agencies. All Public K-12 Schools, Accredited Higher Educational Institutions and Government Agencies will qualify for Net 30-day terms. Please refer to our Purchase Orders page.
Q. What payment methods do you accept?
We accept all major credit and debit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, JCB, and Diners Club), PayPal, Purchase Orders, as well as checks denominated in U.S. Dollars, drawn on a U.S. bank. Checks must have a valid nine-digit bank routing number (ABA code) located along the bottom.
Q. Can I order online and pay via check?
Yes, you may order online choosing the option at checkout to pay via "Purchase Order". You may enter any number in this purchase order field. If you would like to have the products in your order held/reserved, you must proceed through the entire checkout process until you receive an order number (given on the final confirmation screen). This will let us know to expect your payment and to set your products aside. Please include the order number on your check. (our mailing address is listed below and is also provided on the invoice screen after placing your order).
** Please note that although the items in your order will be held for you/your organization, your order will not be shipped until payment is received.
Q. Is there a way to place my order other than online?
Yes, you may use our handy Order Form regardless of payment method and send it either by Fax (for credit card payments) or Postal Mail (for either credit card or check payments) to the address listed below.
Self Help Warehouse, Inc.
1720 Epps Bridge Pkwy, Suite 108-390
Athens, GA 30606
Fax: (775) 245-0595
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