Help for Anger Problems

Topic Overview

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.
  • 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.
  • Childhelp Line. The Childhelp line serves Canada and the United States to provide referrals and counselling at 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453).
  • Kids' Help Phone. Call for services offered in your area: 1-800-668-6868.

Alberta hotlines

  • Government of Alberta: Family Violence
    • Family Violence Info Line 310-1818 (no area code required, toll-free 24/7 in Alberta)
    • Bullying Helpline 1-888-456-2323 (toll-free 24/7 in Alberta)
    • Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-387-5437 (toll-free 24/7 in Alberta)
    • www.child.alberta.ca/home/593.cfm

British Columbia hotlines

  • Child Abuse Prevention Website: Helpline
    • 310-1234 (no area code required, toll-free in British Columbia)
    • www.safekidsbc.ca/helpline.htm

Saskatchewan hotlines

  • Government of Saskatchewan: Child Protection
    • Go to www.socialservices.gov.sk.ca/child-protection.pdf for a list of local child protection offices and their contact information.
    • www.socialservices.gov.sk.ca/child-protection

Yukon hotlines

  • Family and Children's Services. Call 1-867-667-3002 or visit www.hss.gov.yk.ca/family_children.php.
  • Victim Services. Call 1-800-563-0808 (toll-free). Or visit the Department of Justice "Need Help? Phone Directory" at www.justice.gov.yk.ca/prog/cor/vs/phonedir.html.

Other provinces

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

Credits

Adaptation Date: 6/4/2015

Adapted By: HealthLink BC

Adaptation Reviewed By: HealthLink BC

Adaptation Date: 6/4/2015

Adapted By: HealthLink BC

Adaptation Reviewed By: HealthLink BC