I work with many children who have anger management issues. Some children may hold their anger in, while others may have explosive outburst. There are many reasons for a child to have anger management issues.
One reason is that the child does not know how to deal with his/her anger. Often this is referred to as poor coping skills or difficulty regulating his/her emotion. Another reason that a child may have anger management issues is that they have suffered some type of loss. PTSD or some other type of stress may also be a reason why a child would have anger management problems. Some children with speech and language issues may have difficulty expressing themselves, which can lead to the child feeling frustrated and having angry outburst.
I look for the cause of the child's anger management issue and base my treatment around this cause. Consequently, I use different types of treatments to work with anger management issues.