The Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools (CBITS) program is a school-based, group and individual intervention. It is designed to reduce symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, and behavioral problems, and to improve functioning, grades and attendance, peer and parent support, and coping skills.
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.
CBITS uses cognitive-behavioral techniques (e.g., psychoeducation, relaxation, social problem solving, cognitive restructuring, and exposure).
CBITS is open to all students in grades 6-9, at selected school sites per semester. Students are provided with an initial questionnaire to determine eligibility. We are pleased to be able to partner with Riverside University Health System, Behavioral Health to provide CBITS and to continue to support our students toward a culture of Learning Without Limits. Visit https://cbitsprogram.org/ for more information.