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Aggression Replacement Training in Norway: Outcome Evaluation of 11 Norwegian Student Projects

NCJ Number
Scandinavian Journal of Education Research Volume: 50 Issue: 1 Dated: 2006 Pages: 63-81
Knut K. Gundersen; Frode Svartdal
Date Published
19 pages
This article reports on an outcome evaluation of Aggression Replacement Training (ART) in Norway in which 11 groups of students performed a 24-session intervention based on ART as part of their further education program.
Subjects were 65 children and youth with varying degrees of behavioral problems. Forty-seven subjects received the ART program. Eighteen received standard social and educational services and served as comparison subjects. Social problems and skills were assessed before and after the ART intervention, using multi-informant instruments (SSRS, CADBI, HIT, CBCL). Informants in the ART group showed significant improvement following the intervention, both in terms of increased social skills and reduced behavioral problems; in contrast, informants in the comparison group did not generally show improvement. (publisher abstract modified)