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SBIRT for Youth LC logoSubstance use by adolescents is a significant public health problem and is associated with both acute and long term health problems. The American Academy of Pediatrics and other organizations recommend screening and brief intervention to prevent or reduce substance use as part of routine care for adolescents.

The goals of the learning community are to:

  • Examine the application of SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment) in various youth settings
  • Create a community of providers, administrators and researchers who share a passion for reducing and/or eliminating substance use in youth populations
  • Share experiences with implementing SBIRT in youth settings

SBIRT for Youth Learning Community sessions are free and open to the public. Register for upcoming learning sessions and review past presentations here.


UPCOMING

School-Based SBIRT in Morgan County, WV
July 19, 2017 from 2:00 – 3:00 PM EST
Many communities are interested in implementing Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) in schools. Morgan County, West Virginia, has done it. In this webinar, Hannah Stewart, LGSW will discuss the Morgan County, West Virginia school SBIRT-based program, which was featured in WV Focus as part of a larger initiative to address mental health in schools. Learn about the program’s successes and failures, barriers encountered, and how they overcame them. The session will include special emphasis on the importance of data gathering and analysis for the continuing improvement of an SBIRT program.

REGISTER HERE

For more information about SBIRT for Youth, look through our list of recorded webinars below and view a past session on-demand.


SUBMIT THE FEEDBACK FORM

Participants: Fill out the form below! Thank you for participating in the SBIRT for Youth Learning Community. We are looking to make some changes and improve your experience going into our second year. Please take five minutes to complete this survey to provide us with valuable feedback, suggestions, and improvements. We look forward to your continued participation in our Learning Community.

Interested in sharing your knowledge? Please complete the SBIRT for Youth Learning Community Participant Feedback Form and indicate your interest! This is an opportunity for you to share experiences or plans about SBIRT of your own. You’ll also get the chance to ask questions and get answers from other SBIRT implementers, as well as input from your colleagues!

Click Here to complete the SBIRT for Youth Learning Community Participant Feedback Form 


PREVIOUS SBIRT FOR YOUTH LEARNING COMMUNITY WEBINARS

Available on-demand!

An Introduction to the Learning Community and a Review of the Research
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 1PM-2PM
Recording available here: http://my.ireta.org/node/1020

Administering and Interpreting Adolescent-Specific Screening Instruments and Results
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 1PM-2PM
Recording available here: http://my.ireta.org/node/1037

Featured SBIRT Programs with Dr. Tosan Oruwariye
SBIRT in school-based health centers in the Bronx, NY
Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at 1PM-2PM
Recording available here: http://my.ireta.org/node/1040

Featuring Geoff Miller
King County, Washington, youth school-based extended brief interview SBIRT model
Tuesday, September 29, 2015 from 1PM-2PM
Recording available here: http://my.ireta.org/node/1079

Featuring Amy Pepin
New Hampshire Youth SBIRT Initiative
Tuesday, November 24, 2015 from 1PM-2PM
Recording available here: http://my.ireta.org/node/1106

Featuring Bridget Murphy and Evan Elkin
Five-site pilot of a new SBIRT model with juvenile justice involved youth (SBIRT JJ)
Vermont, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, and Washington
Tuesday, January 26, 2016 from 1PM-2PM
Recording available here: http://my.ireta.org/node/1135

A New Adolescent SBIRT Toolkit for Educators, Featuring Dr. Tracy McPherson
NORC at the University of Chicago’s newly-released Adolescent SBIRT Instructor’s Toolkit for Social Work, Nursing and Other Educators
Thursday, March 17, 2016 from 1PM-2PM
Recording available here: http://my.ireta.org/node/1173

Mastering SBIRT Skills Using Virtual Patients: A Next Generation Approach, Featuring Cyrille Adam
SBIRT skill building through virtual patients.
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 from 1PM-2PM
Recording available here: http://my.ireta.org/node/1232

Developing an SBIRT Model for Use in Juvenile Justice Settings, Featuring Karli Keator and Keith Cruise
National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice, Policy Research, Inc.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 from 1PM-2PM
Recording available here: http://my.ireta.org/node/1305


SBIRT FOR YOUTH RESOURCES

The AAP Substance Use Screening and Intervention Implementation Guide  Click HERE to learn more
Information about each component of SBIRT, as well as the importance of addressing adolescent substance use, including alcohol. This new resource supports AAP recommendations to use a validated screening tool at every visit, offer brief intervention tailored to the screening results, and refer patients to treatment when necessary.

SBIRT for Adolescents: Why & How Twitter Chat  – Click HERE to learn more
Using the hashtag “#SBIRT4youth,” IRETA, The Hilton Foundation, and The National Council for Behavioral Health hosted a Twitter chat on SBIRT for adolescents during December 2016. Participants representing organizations from across the county joined to share their ideas, successes, and challenges. The above link leads to a curated summary of the chat.

Adolescent SBIRT Curriculum Click HERE to learn more
This curriculum offers skills-based education on Adolescent Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT). The curriculum is comprised of an Instructor’s Toolkit containing the Learner’s Guide to Adolescent SBIRT with companion slide decks and supplemental resources, and ​the ​web-based SBI with Adolescents simulation program.

Online Course – SBIRT for AdolescentsClick HERE to learn more
IRETA offers a free online course for practitioners interested in the basics of SBIRT for Adolescents.

The CRAFFT Screening Tool
The Center for Adolescent Substance Abuse Research – Click HERE to view their website
The CRAFFT is a behavioral health screening tool for use with children under the age of 21 and is recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Committee on Substance Abuse for use with adolescents.
Click HERE to download a PDF version

Trust for America’s Health
Reducing Teen Substance Misuse: What Really Works.
Click HERE to download a PDF version

Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention for Youth: A Practitioner’s Guide 
Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention for Youth: A Practitioner’s Guide” is designed to help health care professionals quickly identify youth at risk for alcohol-related problems.
Click HERE to download a PDF version 

Adolescent SBIRT Toolkit for Providers
This guide was developed through a partnership between The Massachusetts Department of Public Health Bureau of Substance Abuse Services; The Massachusetts Department of Mental Health, Division of Child and Adolescent Services; and the Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Access Project.
Click HERE to download a PDF version