How is Bounce Back implemented?
- 10 group sessions
- 2-3 individual sessions
- 1-3 parent psychoeducational sessions
Is Bounce Back evidence based?
Yes, a study published in 2015 in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology demonstrated that students who participate in Bounce Back have significantly fewer symptoms of PTSD (child and parent report), anxiety, and psychosocial dysfunction.
Bounce Back is an elementary school adaptation of CBITS (Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools) for middle and high schoolers. CBITS has an extensive evidence base.
CBITS is cited as a recommended practice by several national agencies that assess the quality of mental health interventions, including:
- CDC Prevention Research Center
- SAMHSA's National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices
- U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Where has Bounce Back been implemented?
Dissemination of Bounce Back has recently begun. It has been implemented in California, Illinois, Connecticut, Louisiana, Nebraska, and New York.