Aggression Replacement Training (ART)

LIVE Thursday, December 5
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EST
1 hour

CEU approval pending

Behavioral Specialist Training for Child and Youth Care Practitioners

ART is an evidence-based, cognitive-behavioral intervention for use with aggressive children, adolescents, and adults. ART is targeted at youth with a history of serious aggression and antisocial behavior, and can be applied across several different populations.

Developed by Arnold P. Goldstein, Barry Glick and John C. Gibbs, ART was initiated in 1987. ART concentrates on developing individual competencies to address various emotional and social aspects that contribute to aggressive behavior in youth. It also provides program techniques designed to teach youth how to control their anger impulses and use positive alternatives. ART’s main goal is to prevent and reduce aggression and violence among youth by providing them with opportunities to learn prosocial skills in place of aggressive behavior.

The Three Aspects of ART include:
     Skillstreaming - Behavioral component
     Anger Management - Emotion-targeted component
     Moral Reasoning - Cognitive component

The ART approach is
recognized by:
     Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)           U.S. Dept. of Corrections
     U.S. Dept. of Education/Safe and Drug Free Schools.

This webinar is an introductory glimpse into a detailed program.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understanding the populations served.
  • Reviewing the general components of ART
  • Understanding how staff selection is undertaken
  • Using the ART team to select youth for the 30 session program
  • Introduction to the various books, materials, and props used in ART implementation.

CYC Certification Competency Domains:  Professionalism, Culture and Human Diversity, Applied Human Development, Developmental Practice Methods, and Relationship and Communication
NO COST CEUs - The Association for Child and Youth Care Practice (ACYCP), Child and Youth Care Certification Board (CYCCB), and Academy for Competent Youth Work (ACYW) are working with the Indiana University School of Social Work to provide free CEUs for attending this webinar. The course content has been submitted for approval so that CEUs will be in place by the time the training is held.

ACYCP Members receive a discount.  Please contact Michael Mitchelor the CYC Office to get the discount code.  We will respond within 48 hours.

1 Class Hour

Created by

Gene Cavaliere, MA, CYC-P

Lead Trainer, New England Training Associates
Former Executive Director, Lighthouse for Youth 
Former Residential Director, Harmony Hill School 

For the past 30+ years, Gene has been a leader in the field of child and youth care. Gene has worked directly with many troubled youth and families. He has mentored many new dedicated youth workers to become better prepared child and youth care professionals. 

Based with this experience he has presented at national, regional and local training events. He has trained staff extensively in all his employment settings. He has worked in group homes and residential facilities, as well as consulting with various programs, agencies and charter schools to improve services and training. Gene has also been involved with state regulatory tasks forces, board of directors and associations that advocated/influencing improved child and youth care services. This includes supporting NOCCWA  (National Organization for Child Care Worker Associations) in its development years and attending committee meetings. Other board membership include:  NEACC – New England Association of Child Care, RICORP – Rhode Island Council of Resource Providers, RIPSN – Rhode Island Parent Support Network, and - New England Training Associates.