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Earlier this year, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) issued a policy statement that reaffirmed its recommendation to incorporate universal screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment (SBIRT) practices for adolescent substance use in pediatric primary care. This webinar will discuss the rationale for the AAP’s policy statement and current efforts to advance adolescent SBIRT primary care settings.
Janet Williams, MD, FAAP, Coauthor of the AAP SBIRT statement
Robert Dudley, MD, FAAP, AAP PIAASU Connecticut Physician Lead
Overdose deaths from heroin and prescription opioids have reached epidemic proportions in recent years. The main strategies for addressing this public health problem include training and education on prescribing practices, increasing the use of naloxone, and expanding the availability and use of Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT). Upstream prevention and intervention mechanisms are not being discussed along with these strategies. This webinar will describe the steps that are currently being taken to address the epidemic and how Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) with adolescents may serve as an upstream intervention. The webinar will also emphasize how describing SBIRT in this way may serve to raise its profile and attract funding for research, implementation, and evaluation.
Brett Harris, DrPH, is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University at Albany School of Public Health and Suicide Prevention Program Manager at the New York State Office of Mental Health. Dr. Harris has over six years of SBIRT research, program development, implementation, and evaluation experience with New York State and national organizations. She has co-led the IRETA SBIRT for Youth Learning Community since its inception January 2015.
Intimate partner violence impacts an estimated one in four women across the lifespan, resulting in numerous mental, physical and reproductive health consequences. Evidence suggests that brief clinical interventions focused on providing universal education about healthy relationships, routine inquiry about violence exposure, and brief counseling may be promising strategies for increasing awareness about violence, reducing isolation survivors feel, and, in some populations, reducing violence victimization. Dr. McCauley will present findings from her work with Dr. Elizabeth Miller on evaluating brief clinical interventions in college and high school-based health centers and provide strategies for providers to incorporate into their clinical practice.
Dr. Heather L. McCauley is an Assistant Professor of Human Development at Michigan State University and core faculty in MSU’s Research Consortium on Gender-Based Violence. A Harvard-trained social epidemiologist, Dr. McCauley’s NIH-funded research focuses on the health impacts of intimate partner violence and sexual assault. She has spent the last 10 years collaborating with a multidisciplinary team of researchers on brief clinical interventions to reduce intimate partner violence, sexual assault and reproductive coercion, and school-based bystander intervention programs.
This webinar offers free 1.5 NAADAC CEs and a certificate of completion.
This workshop will explore SBIRT training implementation in a Master of Social Work program with a focus on two forms of curriculum modification: a standalone SBIRT course versus curricular infusion. Within these two approaches, the workshop will delve into core elements of the implementation process including the development of online content, creating SBIRT demonstration videos, and facilitating buy-in among faculty in social work education. Finally, the workshop will present data on training outcomes and lessons learned.
Dr. Paul Sacco is the Project Director of an SAMHSA-funded SBIRT Training program and serves as the co-director of the BHWISE Fellows Program, a HRSA-funded workforce development project.
He received his MSW from Arizona State University in 1995, and practiced social work for 10 years. In 2009, he completed his PhD at Washington University in St. Louis and joined the faculty of the University of Maryland, School of Social Work in 2009.
The mission of the Adolescent Substance Abuse Program (ASAP) at Boston Children’s Hospital is to provide national leadership in the identification, diagnosis and treatment of substance use disorders in children and adolescents. Through a combination of treatment, policy, advocacy work, and research, their team works to further treatment for young people and prevent future problems from occurring. This webinar will discuss the advances ASAP has made in implementation of SBIRT, their multidisciplinary care model, and research efforts to address the specific needs of medically vulnerable youth when caring for and creating policy around substance use in adolescents.
Julie Lunstead, MPH is the Project Manager at the Adolescent Substance Abuse Program (ASAP) at Boston Children’s Hospital. Prior to joining ASAP, Ms. Lunstead was the Program Developer and Health Promotion Advocate for the Pediatric Emergency SBIRT program at Boston Medical Center, where she provided screening and brief intervention services to adolescent patients presenting to the emergency department. Ms. Lunstead currently manages ASAP’s research portfolio and professional training program. She received her MPH in International Health from Boston University in 2011, and her bachelor’s degree from Kenyon College.
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ATTENTION Pennsylvanians: IRETA webinars are approved by the Pennsylvania Certification Board to provide credits for addictions practitioners *and* they satisfy Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs, Division of Drug and Alcohol Program Licensure training hour requirements!
ATTENTION New Yorkers: Although we are no longer providing NY OASAS CEUs, please note that New York does accept NAADAC.