The CBITS program is a school-based, group and individual trauma intervention. It is designed to reduce symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, behavioral problems, and improve functioning, grades, attendance, peer and parent support, and coping skills. CBITS has been used with students from 5th grade through 12th grade who have witnessed or experienced traumatic life events such as community and school violence, accidents and injuries, physical abuse and domestic violence, and natural and man-made disasters.
This event is open to all CIS schools and CPAN members at no additional charge. AISA individual membership fees are not required for this Professional Learning Institute.
The aim of the institute is to train school counsellors in an evidenced-based trauma treatment designed to help students who have experienced a traumatic event(s).
Key learning outcomes:
· Be trained in Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools (CBITS), and receive course certificate.
· Be provided with the CBITS manual (electronic) and complete training being able to implement CBITS in their school community.
· Learn how to coordinate CBITS into existing school and community mental health systems of care.
Dr. Doug Walker has served as technical advisor to the US State Department’s Office of Overseas Schools in Central America and Africa. Over the past several years, he has held a close relationship with AISA, functioning as a technical advisor and trainer for trauma-informed treatment, crisis response and child protection programming.
In March 2016, Dr. Walker completed a Fulbright Specialist Scholarship in Fukushima City, Japan where he conducted lectures in disaster mental health, and collaborative research. Dr. Walker is currently an affiliated consultant with the Council of International Schools where he is currently a contributor within their Child Protection workshop series.
Visa and Health
Visitors to Kenya require a visa unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries. Exempt countries include all those travelling with a passport from an East African Country. For other exempt countries see the new Kenyan Government eVisa website where you can also apply for an entry visa.
A visa MUST be obtained prior to travel. Visa cost US$51
All visitors must hold a passport valid for 6 months.
Hotel Name: Jacaranda Hotel
Physical Address: Woodvale Close, Westlands
Phone No: +254 711 089000
Single Occupancy Rate (Bed & Breakfast): US$ 150
Hotel Name: Landmark Suites
Physical Address: Mwanzi Road, Westlands
Phone No: +254 780 474422/ +254 704 826935
Single Occupancy Rate (Bed & Breakfast): US$ 130
Contact either hotel directly and make your booking under the ‘International School Kenya’, mentioning the name of the institute you are attending.
- Send the hotel's reservations department your arrival/departure details to arrange for your transfers - US$ 60 per way.
- You can book through the transfers company, ProLog Seven by sending an email to Kevin (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your arrival/departure details - US$ 35 - 50 per way.
- Uber is available in Kenya and you can book for your transfers on arrival through the mobile App.
Hotel – School Transport
The Host School will provide a shuttle to pick participants from both the Jacaranda Hotel and Landmark Suites in the morning and provide a return trip in the evening.