“I don’t like you. I don’t like this. I’m done talking here.”
That’s how my first Men’s Anger Management group went at SCCC-Watts. I enrolled as part of a plea deal to stay out of prison. I was angry – with DCFS*, with my son’s mother for dying, with this cornball group facilitator and with this room full of men talking about feelings.
Over time, hearing about the struggles these men faced made me feel less alone in mine. I started to open up. For the first time in my life, I felt supported.
Now I teach my son: it’s not about being a man. It’s about being human.”
Tomahawk Williams completed the Men’s Anger Management program and is currently training to become a paraprofessional counselor at SCCC.
*Department of Children & Family Services
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