Support for Students Exposed to Trauma (SSET) is a school-based group intervention for students who been exposed to traumatic events and are suffering from symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
In 10 group lessons, students who participate learn a wide variety of skill-building techniques to reduce current problems with:
- Anxiety or nervousness
- Withdrawal or isolation
- Depressed mood
- Acting out in school
- Impulsive or risky behavior
- Common reaction to trauma
- Relaxation techniques
- Coping strategies
- Learning to approach difficult situations
- Developing a trauma narrative
- Problem Solving
SSET is a close adaption of the Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools (CBITS) program, which has a more extensive evidence base and is delivered by mental health professionals.