Aggression Replacement Training (ART) is a comprehensive intervention strategy used to address aggressive behaviors for youth who are incarcerated in the Humboldt County Regional Facility. ART is a component of an integrated program at the Regional Facility known as New Horizons.
ART focuses on teaching youth ways to reduce their anger levels, identify risky situations, develop skills to avoid trouble, and learn new social skills.
Currently, ART is offered to teenagers who have been sentenced to the New Horizons Program for a stay of four to six months.
Weekly Focus Groups
Anger Control Training: Teens are taught to identify the physical signs of the beginning of anger in themselves, to reduce the anger, and to evaluate anger management performance in themselves.
Moral Reasoning: Teens are taught to understand morally complex situations through a series of group discussions about moral dilemmas.
Skills Streaming: Teens are taught appropriate social skills through watching the trainer perform the behavior and role-playing with other teens in the group.