The youth-written stories in YCteen give inspiration and information to teens in foster care while offering staff insight into those teens’ struggles.

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Anger (37 found)
Note: These stories are from Represent and its sister publication, YCteen, which is written by New York City public high school students.
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Otis is bullied in school, then discovers that on the Internet he can be the aggressor. He goes too far and hurts someone he loves.
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Writing and working with an editor helped Zaniyah understand her own anger, forgive herself, and take control of her life. (full text)
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The author, frustrated by abuse and unfairness, fights. After hitting a pregnant girl, she realizes she must stop and does, with the help of yoga, running, and therapy. (full text)
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The author 's mom swings wildly from sweet to violent. The author wants her family but at 19, decides to opt for the benefits of foster care. (full text)
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Miguel has a lot of anger from his stepfather's abuse, and then from his foster family's indifference. A mentor guides him to boxing, and he gains control of his feelings and his future. (full text)
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When the author learns she is being moved to a new foster home, she throws a tantrum. Then she gets the decision reversed, and learns there's more power in advocating calmly than in going ballistic. (full text)
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Andrew’s therapist helps him deal with his anger and sadness about not living with his family. (full text)
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Adrienne Williams-Myers, a licensed clinical social worker, explains how therapy can support families who are reunifying after foster care. (full text)
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Diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, Erica learns to manage her emotions through therapy and medication. (full text)
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Charlene explores why foster youth are often resistant to therapy. (full text)
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Christopher begins to forgive his mom, and they start family therapy together. (full text)
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At a youth shelter, the author gets connected with a good therapist who helps him release his anger over the abuse he suffered as a child. (full text)
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Shateek can't control his anger after his grandmother dies. He discovers that writing calms him down. (full text)
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With the help of staff, Tray finds less destructive ways to deal with his emotions. (full text)
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Writing poetry helps Ashunte control his anger. (full text)
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After Jennifer’s mom gets involved with an abusive man, it takes years to repair the damage. (full text)
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After years of living with abuse, the writer hopes he’ll move past his anger in a new home. (full text)
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After being arrested for assault, Fred is sent to a residential treatment center, where he eventually learns ways to deal with his anger and his violent past. (full text)
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Natasha asks a therapist to explain how anger from the past can affect your future. (full text)
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An abusive past has left Natasha with anger and panic attacks. (full text)
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A therapist explains several stress reduction techniques, including thought-stopping, belly-breathing, and progressive muscle relaxation. (full text)
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Jennifer interviews a social worker for tips on how to deal with stress. Her advice includes healthy eating, avoiding drama, and talking it out. (full text)
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Physically abused by his mother, Miguel takes out his anger on others by being a bully and on himself by attempting suicide. (full text)
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Miguel describes the programs that have tried to help him manage his emotions, and explains what works and what doesn’t. (full text)
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Therapist Toni Vaughn Heiniman describes healthy and unhealthy ways to express anger. (full text)
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Julie finds that opening up about her feelings helps her to deal with them in more constructive ways. (full text)
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With his fourth therapist, the writer finally finds someone he can open up to. (full text)
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Writing, walking, and going to the beach help Tamara burn off her negative emotions. (full text)
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Karate gives Robin a positive way to release and control his anger. (full text)
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The author resolves to deal with the anger she’s developed from her abusive childhood, so she won’t abuse others. (full text)
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The writer’s father becomes distant when he loses his job. They fight constantly but when her father learns she’s in therapy to work out their problems, he begins to change.

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When the writer gets locked up in juvenile detention for three months, she uses everything she learned in therapy to stay out of fights. (full text)
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The writer expresses his anger at the foster care system by getting into fights until his therapist encourages him to write rap lyrics to let it out instead. (full text)
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Diamonique is excited to land her first job at a McDonald’s, but her boss soon becomes verbally abusive. (full text)
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The writer's chaotic home life leaves her with uncontrolled rage. She releases her anger by inflicting pain on others, and eventually ends up behind bars. That prompted her to get help by starting therapy. (full text)
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Najet, who is serving an eight-year prison sentence, describes the mandatory anger management course she has to take while behind bars. (full text)
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Loneliness, stress, and depression lead Melissa to cut. Therapy and support from her mother and boyfriend help her control the fixation. (full text)

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