CBITS - Site Visit Report Visit a site such as a womens...

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Site Visit Report Visit a site such as a women’s shelter, a halfway house, a hospital, an agency, or the human services department of a company, where behavioral or cognitive-behavioral techniques or programs are used. Talk with human services workers or the contact person about their programs that employ behavioral or cognitive interventions or models. Some areas to explore: o What population participates in the program? o Who presents the program or interventions? o How is the effectiveness of their interventions measured? o How did they determine a need for the program? o Do they have plans for other programs or interventions which use behavioral or cognitive models and techniques? o What other models and theories are represented in their programs? Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word report on your visit, detailing the information you gathered and briefly describing your reactions and feelings about the program. Every day, children are victim of violent crimes, stress and traumatic situation that changes the way they see the world. When parents, caregiver, or community faces these situations, children observe and catch onto every detail that shapes the way they think and CBITS is a skill based group intervention that is aims at reveling symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), depression and general anxiety among children exposed to community violence and trauma. Designed for use in schools by school based mental health professional, CBITS was designed in close collaboration with school staff and administrators to alleviate behaviors that interfere with learning and regular school attention dance. CBITS has been implemented in middle school across the country, with a bicultural and bilingual students and multicultural, urban and rural populations, including Native Americans adolescents. The program has been studied extensively and has been shown in a randomized control trail to reduce PTSD symptoms and depression. Treatment components. : education about reactions to trauma. Learning skills relaxation. Cognitive therapy. Real life exposure. Stress or trauma exposure Engagement For which specific cultural group(s) (i.e., SES, religion, race, ethnicity, gender, immigrants/refugees, disabled, homeless, LGBTQ, rural/urban areas) is this treatment tailored? If none, please respond “not specifically tailored.” Our approach to cultural competency with CBITS has occurred at several phases. CBITS was originally developed for recent immigrant students from Latino, Russian, Armenian, and Korean backgrounds. From its inception, CBITS was created from a partnership with community members from each of these groups and has been modified over time in response to formal (focus groups) and informal feedback from parents and community members from diverse ethnic backgrounds. During this period, school mental health providers from diverse backgrounds (Korean, Armenian, Vietnamese, and various Spanish speaking cultures) were instrumental in adapting and forming CBITS. Secondly, during the pre-training phase, our team consults with local
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This note was uploaded on 02/23/2011 for the course HUM 312 taught by Professor Jeriarledge during the Spring '11 term at University of Phoenix.

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