Adolescent SBIRT

Helping social workers and nurses prevent adolescent substance use

SBIRT and Sexual & Gender Minority (SGM) Youth

Upcoming Events:

Tuesday, March 16, 2021 @ 12pm-1pm ET (11CT/10MT/9PT)

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 @ 1-2pm ET (12CT/11MT/10PT)
Thursday, May 20, 2021 @ 2pm-3pm ET (1CT/12MT/11PT)

Description: This webinar provides an overview of the unique needs and challenges sexual and gender minority youth experience, discusses health disparities associated with alcohol and substance use, and reviews strategies for integrating adolescent screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) appropriately into care.

Learning Objectives: Participants in this webinar will learn about:

  • Terminology for sex and gender and review the unique needs and experiences of sexual and gender minority (SGM) youth;
  • Provide affirming and culturally competent care to SGM youth;
  • Understand how gender and sexual identity and orientation are key factors in understanding patterns of alcohol and substance use and experiences of health and wellbeing; and 
  • Strategies to utilize and adapt the Adolescent SBIRT for SGM youth.


Holly Fontenot, PhD, RN/NP, is an associate professor at Boston College, Connell School of Nursing. Dr. Fontenot’s research focuses on 1) promotion of positive sexual health, with a focus on GLBTQ youth, and 2) the prevention of sexually transmitted diseases including HIV and HPV in particular. She holds an Adjunct Faculty appointment at The Fenway Institute, maintains NP clinical privileges at Fenway Health’s adolescent clinic (The Borum), and is a clinician consultant for the Sylivie Ratelle STD/HIV Prevention Training Center.

Moderated by: Tracy McPherson, PhD, Research Scientist, NORC at the University of Chicago

Continuing Education Credits: This webinar does not offer continuing education credits, but we will provide you with a free certificate of attendance for your records by completing this online application.


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