Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools
The Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools (CBITS) is a skill-based, group intervention that is aimed at relieving symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), depression, and general anxiety among children exposed to trauma. Children are provided with normalizing education about common reactions to stress and trauma, and learn skills such as relaxation, how to challenge and replace upsetting thoughts, and social problem solving. Children also work on processing traumatic memories and grief in both individual and group settings. The program consists of ten, 1-hour group sessions (6-8 children) usually conducted once a week in a school or mental health clinic setting. It also includes 1-3 individual sessions, 2 parent sessions, and a teacher education session.
Program Type and Risk Level
- Cognitive Behavioral Group
- School Based
- Ages 10-18
- Grades 5-12
- Groups of 4-8 youth
- Caregiver Session(s)
- Teacher Session
Please Visit the Developer's Website for the Most Up to Date Implementation Information: www.cbitsprogram.org
Training and Implementation Requirements
Fidelity Verification Process
This process is part of the initial training for CBITS, and is achieved via 12 bi-weekly consultation calls. Click here to access the Fidelity Verification Form that will be completed by the CBITS Consultant.
- EPIS CBITS Quarterly Data Collection and Reporting Excel Tool (In-Process)
This tool was designed for PCCD Grantee reporting purposes, but may be useful for any CBITS provider who wishes to compile and complete a simple analysis of their model fidelity and impact.
- Child PTSD Symptom Scale
- Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaires
Adherence and Model Fidelity Tool:
Lisa Jaycox, PhD
Marleen Wong, PhD
Pia Escudero, LCSW
Sheryl Kataoka, MD,MSHS
Bradley Stein, MD, PhD