Think First (TF)

​​​​Think First (TF) is a school-based group intervention that focuses on developing anger management skills. Think First aims to equip students with the social processing and behavioral skills needed to reduce impulsive and reactive aggressive responses to anger. Students in Think First will learn skills such as: strategies for addressing trigger events, understanding physiological responses to anger, connection between thoughts-feelings-behavior, social problem solving, self-calming techniques, attribution retraining, and strategies for managing conflicts. Think First is designed to be used in the high school setting for the 9th through 12th grades. This 2 day training will equip clinicians working in schools to facilitate the Think First program.

Training Coordinator

Sybil Dunlap, LCSW
Mental Health Consultant
The Center for Childhood Resilience
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

Date, Time & Location

Friday, October 28, 2016 and Thursday, November 10, 2016,
from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Location: Academy for Learning, 306 E 144th Street, Dolton, Illinois. See map.

Registration Information

  • This training is open to school social workers, school psychologists, school counselors, social workers and psychologists from community agencies that are working in schools.
  • Registration Fee: $200. Fee does NOT include the Think First manual. If possible, purchase and bring manual to training. Manuals can be purchased at
  • Registration: Please use our secure, online registration form to secure your spot at this event.