COVID-19 School Mental Health Resources
The COVID-19 Pandemic has impacted and disrupted almost every facet of our daily lives, and the delivery of mental health services to children is no different. Our mission has always been to provide young people with better access to quality mental healthcare services within a school setting, as that has historically been the single best location to reach them. But with school buildings closed, and more and more of our lives have migrating online, AIP has been hard at work adapting evidence-based treatment models for remote delivery, and gathering helpful resources to help clinicians and educators better meet the mental health needs of the youth they serve.
In this section, you will find our curriculum for delivering CBITS groups in a condensed online friendly implementation, an adaptation of Bounce Back for online delivery adapted by one of our partner agencies, and a list of helpful resources we have gathered from agencies and providers all over the country.
We also invite you to download our guide on free guide on Telehealth for Mental Health Professionals by clicking on the link below.
CBITS Live Online
CBITS Online Live is an adaptation of Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools (CBITS) designed to be delivered as a synchronous online group for middle and high school students. The 6-session curriculum includes the skill building sessions of the original (psychoeducation, relaxation, thought restructuring, and social problem-solving) with detailed instructions for how to implement online.
Bounce Back Remote Facilitation
Bounce Back Remote Facilitation is an adaptation of the Bounce Back group intervention for trauma designed to be delivered as a synchronous online group for elementary and early middle school students. It was adapted by one of our partner organizations in conjunction with the original Bounce Back model developers.
Other Resources for Clinicians
Alliance for Inclusion and Prevention is always searching for high quality resources to improve the delivery of mental health services to school aged youth. We will continue to add new resources as we find them, or when one of our partner agencies makes them available.