Adolescent SBIRT

Reducing Substance Use by Young People

Field Instructor and Preceptor Program

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends adolescent substance use screening and education as part of routine care, using the universal Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) process endorsed by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). However, many health professionals report having little time, training, tools, and treatment resources to conduct SBIRT with adolescents for use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.

Over 40 schools of nursing and social work have implemented a free adolescent SBIRT training program. Now this opportunity is open to Social Work Field Instructors and Nurse Preceptors at placement sites of Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Doctoral Nursing and Social Work education programs! 

Learning Objectives

  1. Screen patients using evidence-based tools
  2. Conduct brief interventions using motivational interviewing
  3. Make collaborative action plans with patients
  4. Refer patients to treatment service and follow up on referrals

Incentives for Participation

  • Participants receive free, unlimited access to Kognito’s SBI with Adolescents simulation through 9/30/17
  • Join in NORC’s Adolescent SBIRT Learning Collaborative to share and learn best practices
  • Receive free access to materials and Adolescent SBIRT resources
  • Receive free telephonic technical assistance
  • Receive a certificate of completion and 2.0 ANCC credits for nurses and 2.0 NASW credits for social workers* at no cost

*This continuing education activity was approved by the Western Multi State Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation and is approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval # 886720495-0) for 2.0 continuing education contact hours.

Requirements for Participation

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With funding from the Conrad N. Hilton FoundationNORC at the University of Chicago is working with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), the Center for Clinical Social Work (CCSW), and technology partner Kognito to disseminate adolescent screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) curriculum in nursing, social work, and inter-professional education programs.