Effects of Trauma on Students: Early Intervention Through the Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools

  • Erum Nadeem
  • Lisa H. Jaycox
  • Audra K. Langley
  • Marleen Wong
  • Sheryl H. Kataoka
  • Bradley D. Stein
Part of the Issues in Clinical Child Psychology book series (ICCP)


The potential negative consequences of exposure to traumatic events on the academic success and mental health of children and adolescents are well documented, particularly the development of posttraumatic stress disorder. Providing school-based interventions for students who are experiencing trauma symptoms has great potential to meet unmet mental health needs, build resilience, and support students’ academic success. The current chapter provides an overview of the effect of trauma on students, and describes the development and core components of the Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools (CBITS. The chapter also summarizes the research evidence and implementation experiences with CBITS, and highlights future directions for research and practice for supporting students exposed to traumatic events.


Traumatic Event Trauma Exposure School Staff Cognitive Behavioral Treatment School Mental Health 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Erum Nadeem
    • 1
  • Lisa H. Jaycox
    • 2
  • Audra K. Langley
    • 3
  • Marleen Wong
    • 4
  • Sheryl H. Kataoka
    • 3
  • Bradley D. Stein
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Child and Adolescent PsychiatryNew York UniversityNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.RAND CorporationSanta MonicaUSA
  3. 3.University of CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA
  4. 4.University of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

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