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NCJ Number: 170108 Find in a Library
Title: Aggression Replacement Training: Development, Procedures, and Efficiency Evaluations (From Juvenile Justice: Policies, Programs, and Services, Second Edition, P 312-326, 1998, Albert R. Roberts, ed. - See NCJ 170093)
Author(s): A P Goldstein; B Glick
Date Published: 1998
Page Count: 15
Sponsoring Agency: Nelson-Hall Publishers
Chicago, IL 60606
Sale Source: Nelson-Hall Publishers
111 North Canal Street
Chicago, IL 60606
United States of America
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This chapter reports on 10 years of research into Aggression Replacement Training.
Abstract: The chapter contends that a considerable proportion of the disruptiveness, overt aggression and other interpersonal difficulties which occur in schools, detention centers, residential treatment facilities, and community and related settings reflect prosocial skill deficiencies. A substantial body of research supports this view of prosocial skill deficiency as an antecedent and correlate of antisocial behavior. Aggression Replacement Training (A.R.T.) is a multimodal, psychoeducational intervention with three components, each of which an aggressive youngster attends on a weekly basis: (1) Skillstreaming, a 50-skill curriculum of prosocial behaviors; (2) Anger Control Training; and (3) Moral Education, a set of procedures to raise the young person's level of fairness, justice, and concern with the needs and rights of others. The chapter reports on studies of the efficacy of A.R.T. at several youth centers. The chapter concludes that A.R.T. is effective. It appears to promote skills acquisition and performance, improves anger control, decreases the frequency of acting-out behavior, and increases the frequency of constructive, prosocial behaviors. Effects persist beyond institutional walls. The chapter includes discussion questions based on the information presented. Tables, references
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Acting out behavior; Aggression; Behavior modification training; Gangs; Juvenile delinquency prevention programs; Juvenile Delinquent behavior; Juvenile/community relations; Problem behavior; Social skills training
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