Developed in collaboration with the Los Angeles Unified School District Mental Health Services Division and pilot-tested with area youth, Cognitive-Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools (CBITS) has produced positive results in young people suffering from events such as witnessing extreme violence, being in a natural or man-made disaster, or experiencing physical abuse.
Resources and Tools
The Support for Students Exposed to Trauma (SSET) program is a series of ten teacher- or school counselor-led lessons aimed at reducing distress for middle school students who have been exposed to a traumatic life event.
Compendium of School Trauma Programs
How Schools Can Help Students Recover from Traumatic Experiences: A Tool Kit for Supporting Long-Term Recovery 2006
Describes how trauma exposure impacts students' performance and behavior and provides a compendium of programs for schools to support long-term recovery.
Other CBITS Resources
Additional resources including an educational DVD for school personnel, a CBITS brochure, and implementation materials can be obtained through our training and technical assistance website, cbitsprogram.org. Register there to obtain materials and participate in an online CBITS community of practice.