Support for Students Exposed to Trauma

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

Sessions focus on:

  • 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.

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