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Bounce Back Featured as Successful Program in The Day Newspaper

An article in The Day newspaper, "Program helping youth deal with trauma sees unheard of success," shined a spotlight on how Bounce Back is being used successfully in several New London and Groton elementary schools. Exposure to trauma can have a profound impact on school functioning. Recognizing this, schools are doing more to help children recover from traumatic stress.

Bounce Back is a brief, trauma-focused group intervention for elementary school-aged children. The evidence-based model was adapted from Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools (CBITS). Both models are available at no cost to schools in Connecticut through a statewide initiative funded by the Connecticut Department of Children and Families.
CHDI's Issue Brief 69, "Helping Students Recover from Trauma: Connecticut Elementary Schools are Finding Success Using Bounce Back," includes recommendations for school administrators and policymakers to expand access to Bounce Back and other school mental health supports.
Click here to learn more about CBITS and Bounce Back.