The Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools (CBITS) to the CBITS interactive online training course, the CBITS manual, and support materials. The CBITS manual for the entire course is available as a FREE download from: #download. CBITS is a skills-based, group intervention that is aimed at relieving The order form for the CBITS manual is available on the internet from Sopris West.

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The session topics are outlined in Table 1. Extensive training and implementation materials are available at no cost for registered users at www. This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. Journal of the American Medical Association, 19 Spanish For information on which materials are available in this language, please check on the program’s website or contact the program representative contact information is listed at the bottom of this page.

Cognitive-behavioral therapies work to teach people skills to combat these underlying issues, including correction of maladaptive assumptions, processing the traumatic experience instead of avoiding it, learning new ways to reduce anxiety and solve problems, building peer and parent support, and building confidence to confront stress in the future.

This toolkit does not replace the SSET manual. Please review our privacy policy. In spite of the need for mental health services for youth in foster care, numerous obstacles prevent adequate provision of these services to this population. PTSD symptoms in the CBITS group had significantly decreased at the three-month follow-up by 29 percent but did not decline significantly in the wait-list group.

To include comparison groups, outcomes, measures, notable limitations This study assesses the benefits and effectiveness of utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools CBITSwith Spanish speaking, Latino youth residing in New Orleans, Louisiana, in effort to address presenting symptoms of trauma and depression. Efforts to adapt CBITS in reservation schools included inviting Native elders and healers to participate in the intervention.


These include anxiety reduction through relaxation; exposure to trauma cues and trauma memories; correction of maladaptive thoughts about the trauma, about the self, and about the world; and increasing sense of competence to handle anxiety and real-life problems.

Parents and teachers were eligible to receive psychoeducation and support services. Acceptability of a culturally informed school-based program. At the three-month follow-up, depressive symptoms in the CBITS group significantly decreased by 17 percent but did not change in the wait-list group. Ten group sessions and one to three individual sessions:. CBITS was designed to overcome some of the barriers to youth receiving mental health services.

The SSET manual describes the implementation process and provides lesson plans, materials, and activity sheets for each of the ten group sessions.

Many youth in foster care do not obtain mental health services due to issues of access and service availability. The sessions then move to an introduction to the new concept and a skills-based activity to practice the concept.

For information on which materials are available in this language, please check on the program’s website or contact the program representative contact information is listed at the bottom of this page. They noted enhanced communication, benefits to other members of their families, and social support from other parent participants. CBITS was developed for use by school-based mental health professionals for any student with symptoms of distress following exposure manuxl trauma.

National Center for Biotechnology InformationU. All children eventually participated in the intervention at some point during the academic year. Weekly minute sessions in group format, plus individual minute sessions throughout treatment.

TSA | Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools (CBITS) overview

We hope that the toolkit provides concrete guidance on what to anticipate in planning, implementing, and evaluating the impact of CBITS or SSET for youth in foster care. Data cbirs students were collected at baseline, at three months, and at six months.


Intended to be administered by mental health clinicians, CBITS uses cognitive-behavioral techniques for example, psychoeducation, relaxation, social problem solving, cognitive restructuring, and exposure. Results of a pilot test showed that this model was feasible for delivery by teachers and school counselors and acceptable to families and implementers.

Types of traumatic events that participants have experienced include witnessing or being a victim of violence, experiencing a natural or man-made disaster, being in an accident or house fire, or suffering physical abuse or injury. Worksheets and handouts included with the manual. Selected Programs to Compare: This toolkit was developed in response to a clear need for accessible mental health treatment for msnual in foster care to address their mental health needs.

Children and Youth Services Review31 5— CBITS has been used with students from 5th grade through 12th grade who have witnessed or experienced traumatic life events such as community and school violence, accidents and injuries, physical abuse and domestic violence, and natural and man-made disasters. Please click here for more information about helping students through school crises.

Cognitive Behavioural Intervention for Trauma in Schools (CBITS)

The program is based on cognitive-behavioural theory of anxiety, and targets the mechanisms thought to underlie anxiety following trauma to produce symptom reduction.

In these situations, any trauma reminder can create a surge of anxiety. Results indicated that parents who received the family treatment component reported higher satisfaction and attended a greater proportion of sessions than parents who received CBITS. Session Component 1 Introduction 2 Common reactions to trauma and strategies for relaxation 3 Thoughts and feelings 4 Helpful thinking 5 Facing your fears 6 Trauma narrative, part one 7 Trauma narrative, part two 8 Problem solving 9 Practice with social problems and helpful thinking 10 Planning for the future and graduation.