The Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools (CBITS) program is designed to help students exposed to traumatic events who are suffering from emotional or behavioral problems. CBITS focuses on three goals: decreasing current symptoms related to trauma exposure, building skills for handling stress and anxiety, and building peer and caregiver support. This new edition provides updates based on two decades of field experience.
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.