Early Intervention for Abused Children in the School Setting

Published in: Treatment of Child Abuse: Common Ground for Mental Health, Medical, and Legal Practitioners, 2nd Edition / Edited by Robert M. Reece, Rochelle F. Hanson, John Sargent, Foreword by Walter F. Mondale (Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014), Chapter 8, p. 76-85

Posted on RAND.org on November 21, 2014

by Lisa H. Jaycox, Audra K. Langley, Bradley D. Stein, Sheryl H. Kataoka, Marleen Wong

This chapter describes the Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools (CBITS) program, how it addresses child abuse specifically, the theoretical rationale for the program, and the evidence supporting its effectiveness. The authors discuss when and why CBITS might be an appropriate intervention and the advantages and disadvantages of its use.

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