Adolescent SBIRT

Helping social workers and nurses prevent adolescent substance use

Online Simulation Training Programs

Many health professionals report having little time, training, tools, and treatment resources to conduct screening and brief interventions for adolescents’ use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. These online simulation training programs are designed with those barriers in mind.

Produced in partnership with Kognito, SBI with Adolescents and SBI with Adolescents: Comorbid Substance Use and Mental Health are two state-of-the-art conversation simulations designed to prepare health professionals to screen young patients for substance use and mental health concerns, conduct brief interventions using evidence-based principles of motivational interviewing, and, when necessary, refer patients to further support.


SBI with Adolescents

SBI with Adolescents is a conversation simulation to help practitioners learn basic facts about adolescent substance use, as well as techniques to screen patients and conduct brief interventions to drive positive change in health behaviors. 

  • Practice SBIRT conversations with virtual adolescents
  • Three different scenarios to try new skills
  • Assess and score SBIRT competencies; receive usage and scoring reports
  • Free to Learning Collaborative members participating in an Implementation Track; low cost to others
  • Awards 2.0 AMA CME; 2.0 ANCC CNE;1.5 NASW contact hours
  • Available online 24/7

SBI with Adolescents: Comorbid Substance Use and Mental Health

NORC and Kognito have released a new simulation! SBI with Adolescents: Comorbid Substance Use and Mental Health is a conversation simulation designed to prepare health professionals to identify and support adolescents at risk for multiple behavioral health issues, including substance use, depression, and suicidal ideation. 

Download: Product Information Sheet


Access the Simulations

If you are interested in accessing either of these simulations, please complete our interest form.

Other Components of the Adolescent SBIRT Curriculum


Would you like more information on how to utilize the Adolescent SBIRT Curriculum and/or assistance customizing it to meet your educational and training needs? Please contact us!