Treatments for anger regulation and reactive aggression in young childrenedit
Our field has made significant progress as we have worked to develop more effective intervention programs for young children struggling with aggressive behaviors. A notable development has been an increasing focus on the need to include emotion understanding and regulation as critical targets of these programs. Substantial strides have been made as we work to focus on anger more specifically as an essential emphasis in our work with young aggressive children. However, more work remains to be done. In the last section of this chapter, we highlight two important goals for the future: exposure to anger as a critical component of interventions for aggressive children, and assessment of outcomes related to anger when evaluating these programs.