Support for Students Exposed to Trauma (SSET)
Support for Students Exposed to Trauma (SSET) was developed by researchers at the RAND Corp. in collaboration with Dr. Marleen Wong, an Assistant Dean in the USC School of Social Work and a co-principal investigator for Building Capacity. SSET is based on their group intervention program called Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools (CBITS). Both programs are aimed at relieving symptoms of post-traumatic distress, depression and general anxiety for children exposed to trauma, such as witnessing or being a victim of violence, being abused, or being in a disaster.
The program was not originally intended for military children, but we believe it can apply to many of the situations they might be facing. While CBITS is led by mental health professionals, SSET is designed to be used by teachers and even graduate students. We believe training our interns and others in the consortium on this program would give them additional strategies for responding to emotional difficulties that military students might be bringing with them into the classroom.
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