Salvation Navy Purple Cap Program Helps Kids Deal with Their Emotions – The Salvation Navy in Canada

As kids attain their pre-teen years, they alter into additional susceptible to face non-public challenges and, whereas everybody appears to be completely totally different, some may need additional hassle than others in relation to adjusting to situations that alter their emotions. The Salvation Navy’s Purple Cap Program, at quite a few areas all through the nation, focuses on giving people a data on the easiest way to find out their emotions and the easiest way to categorical them in a healthful strategy as a sort of anger administration.


“This program helps kids decide their emotions, notably with anger. We would not always notice it, nonetheless there are totally different emotions beneath the anger. So, we help them be taught to find out and label them,” said Valerie Pavey, territorial kids’s ministries information for The Salvation Navy.

“This program helps kids decide their emotions, notably with anger.”


Purple Cap is an eight-week program open to kids between the ages of 8 to 12. This method makes use of completely totally different strategies in its lessons to help them understand what emotions could precede anger. Completely totally different hostile situations could trigger a child to have anger factors; nonetheless, throughout the pre-teen age range a fairly widespread subject that leads to anger is bullying.

“Anger is what we actually really feel when one factor we value is being devalued or threatened. So, in a bullying state of affairs, it is potential you may actually really feel threatened, or someone might presumably be making fulfilling of 1 factor you created or participated in in class. That could be an anger button,” Valerie added. The prospect for youths to be taught emotional experience at a youthful age sounded fascinating to Andrea, who enrolled her two boys aged 10 and 12 on this system closing 12 months. She believes every of her sons benefited by turning into additional empathetic.

In her youngest son’s case, it moreover helped him care for the sentiments that acquired right here from the bullying he beforehand acquired in class.

“Last 12 months, my youthful son expert at events some pretty extreme bullying. One in all many points that we have got been able to work by way of and focus on is how typically plenty of the events when someone is hurting you, it is because of they’re hurting inside. It doesn’t justify what they’re doing, nonetheless serving to my kids course of that emotion prevents from letting it fester into one factor that turns into harm or anger for themselves,” Andrea said.

“I wish to suggest this technique because of it develops a child’s details about their emotions and the easiest way to take care of them.”


With reference to learning, Andrea believes that listening to from totally different people is useful for youths as a result of it presents them completely totally different views. Moreover, she says that this technique would possibly assist mom and father by providing some additional assist.

“I wish to suggest this technique because of it develops a child’s details about their emotions and the easiest way to take care of them. Typically dealing with that as a father or mom can actually really feel overwhelming. Typically as a father or mom if you end up combating your particular person points it could be laborious to be that assist specific particular person 100 per cent of the time in your kids, so it is good for them to not solely bear the strategy nonetheless to even have one different one who they will converse to and be taught from and discuss,” she said.

The Purple Cap Program is run by Salvation Navy volunteers who’re well-trained and screened. The durations are one hour and half-hour prolonged, and they also occur at schools each all through lunch or on the native Salvation Navy. Instructing faculty college students how you can take care of their anger and course of their emotions can forestall future aggressive or violent reactions.

By Juan Romero