Adolescent SBIRT

Helping social workers and nurses prevent adolescent substance use

Project and Aims

Through funding from Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, NORC at the University of Chicago launched the Adolescent SBIRT Project to:

  • encourage the adoption of adolescent screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) by social work, nursing, and other practitioners,
  • increase the number of practitioners trained to deliver adolescent SBIRT, and
  • support the implementation of adolescent SBIRT throughout communities.


In collaboration with several partners, and a Steering Committee of subject matter experts, educators, practitioners, and professional association representatives, NORC developed the Adolescent SBIRT Curriculum, which brings together the tools that practitioners, educators, field instructors, preceptors, and students need to:

  • screen adolescents for alcohol and other drug use using validated tools;
  • deliver effective brief interventions using motivational interviewing skills;
  • link adolescents to medical, behavioral or specialty treatment services as needed;
  • work with other health professionals in ongoing care coordination; and
  • provide follow-up and recovery supports to adolescents.
 

Meet the Team

The Adolescent SBIRT project is a collaborative effort between NORC at the University of Chicago and our various partners. Please see the NORC team that work to make this project a success. 


Feel free to contact the SBIRT Team at [email protected] or any of the individuals listed below directly. 

We are always happy to hear from you!

 

Tracy McPherson, PhD

Senior Research Scientist

Public Health

NORC at the University of Chicago

[email protected]


Hildie Cohen, MA, MEd

Research Director II

Health Sciences

NORC at the University of Chicago

[email protected]


Weiwei Liu, PhD

Senior Research Scientist

Public Health

NORC at the University of Chicago

[email protected]

Julia Price, MA

Research Assistant

Public Health

NORC at the University of Chicago

[email protected]

Misti Storie, LPC, NCC, MAC

Technical Consultant

[email protected]

Christina Drymon, PhD

Research Scientist

Public Health

NORC at the University of Chicago

[email protected]

Jackie Sheridan, MPH
Research Analyst

Public Health

NORC at the University of Chicago

[email protected]

Acknowledgements

The SBIRT Team at NORC would like to acknowledge the contributions of these individuals who were instrumental in developing the adolescent SBIRT curriculum and resources during the first phase of the project.
Eric Goplerud, PhD
Vice President
Senior Fellow
Public Health
NORC at the University of Chicago

Anna Schlissel

Principal Research Analyst 

Health Care 

NORC at the University of Chicago

[email protected]

Sabrina Bauroth, MSW

Survey Director

Public Health

NORC at the University of Chicago

[email protected]