All staff are required to complete a minimum of 40 hours annually for training in CPR/First Aid/AED, fire safety and Safe Crisis Management. The Program Directors receive a Trainer Certificate from JDK for Safe Crisis Management after successful completion of their program.

Additionally, our staff is trained in our evidence-based curricula, such as Aggression Replacement Training (ART) and Motivational Interviewing (MI), in keeping with fidelity to each of those service models. Alternative Rehabilitation Communities, Inc. also has staff trained to implement curricula in Criminal and Addictive Thinking, Girls’ Circle, and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and trauma treatment.