The program consists of 10 weeks (30 sessions) of intervention training, and is divided into three components: social skills training, anger control training, and training in moral reasoning. Ideally one session of each component is delivered weekly, with time allotted between sessions for participants to complete assigned homework and practice the skills learned.
It is further noted that dosage for the program to be successfully completed by a youth is at least 28 of 30 sessions (80%) delivered in the residential setting, and at least 24 of 30 sessions in the community setting. The Aggression Replacement Training® (ART®) program MUST remain a 10-week program and should not be shortened, particularly in the community setting. Further, all efforts must be made to have the youth make up a missed session. This can be accomplished one-on-one with the youth and facilitator.