Support for Students Exposed to Trauma (SSET) is a school-based group intervention for students who have 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 reactions to trauma
- Relaxation techniques
- Coping strategies
- Learning to approach difficult situations
- Developing a trauma narrative
- Problem Solving
SSET is a close adaptation 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.
Visit https://ssetprogram.org/ to learn more.