The purpose of this study was to test the efficacy of the Anger Change Programme for Mothers. The Anger Change programme is a New Zealand-based child abuse prevention programme, developed in 1990 by Pye Bowden, as a specialised therapeutic intervention for mothers who were abusing their children or who were afraid that they might do so. The format is a therapeutic group process, using discussion, mind/body techniques and psychodynamic processes to create healing. Counselling services who took part in the study were: Jigsaw North, Whangarei who were the lead agency for the study; Family Works – Hawkes Bay; East Coast Family Works (Hastings); Family Support Service – Whanganui Trust (trading as Jigsaw Whanganui); and Presbyterian Support Services – South Canterbury (Family Works).
The research question is: How effective has the Anger Change for Mothers Programme been from the prospective of graduate mothers over the past four-plus years and from the prospective from other stakeholders associated with the programme’ and what is the current level of community need for the programme?


Creator | Kaihanga
Dr Tina Darkins, PhD
Year of Creation | Tau
Publisher | Kaiwhakaputa
Jigsaw North, Whangarei
Creative Commons Licence
Attribution CC BY
Keywords | Kupu
Anger change, Mothers, Programme evaluation
Main Language | Reo Matua
Submitter's Rights | Nga Tika o te Kaituku
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been written outside an academic institution
Bibliographic Citation | Whakapuakanga

Darkins, C.L. (2013). An evaluation of the anger change programme for mothers. Whangarei, New Zealand: Jigsaw North.

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