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!