Aggression replacement techniques are intended to help children and youth improve social skills and decision making to better manage anger and reduce aggressive behavior. It targets the reduction of behavior problems, reduce criminal behavior, increase pro-social behaviors and improve anger control. Aggression Replacement Training®; is a multi-component cognitive treatment that promotes pro-social behavior by addressing factors that contribute to aggression. This treatment features three coordinated and integrated components:
- Social Skills Training: Teaches consumers what to do, helping them replace antisocial behaviors with positive alternatives.
- Anger Control: Teaches consumers what not to do, helping them respond to anger in a non-aggressive manner and rethink anger-provoking situations.
- Moral Reasoning: Helps raise consumers' level of fairness, justice, and concern for the needs and rights of others and how this relate to decision making.