An evidence-based solution to anger and violence
The program has proven to be a highly successful approach for working with both young people and adults who experience difficulties with interpersonal relationships and pro-social behavior. Developed by Arnold Goldstein, Aggression Replacement Training® has three major components:
- Skillstreaming: teaching what to do instead of aggression
- Anger Control Training: instructing what not to do if provoked
- Moral Reasoning Training: promoting values that respect the rights of others and use of learned interpersonal and anger management skills
Nationally recognized intervention
Aggression Replacement Training® is a psycho-educational model that provides practitioners with very specific methods and a curriculum of behavioral modules grounded in sound theory and research. As a result, such as the U.S. Department of Education’s Expert Panel on Safe, Disciplined & Drug Free Schools, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) and the U.S. Department of Justice, the American Correctional Association, have recognized the program for its effectiveness and long-term impact.
The basis of Aggression Replacement Training®
Aggression Replacement Training® training is delivered in a series of structured groups where participants are:
Shown examples of expert use of the behaviors that constitute the skills in which they are deficient
Given guided opportunities to practice and rehearse these competent behaviors (i.e., roleplaying).
Provided with reinforcement, reinstruction and performance feedback on how well they perform their role-playing enactments.
Encouraged to engage in activities designed to ensure that skills learned in the training setting will endure and transfer to the real-world setting.