Substance Use Screening Tools for Adolescents
Description: One of the largest barriers to providing appropriate substance use services to adolescents is getting them to open up about their use and engage in conversation to reduce or eliminate it, if necessary. The Using SBIRT to Talk to Adolescents about Substance Use four-part webinar series introduces health professionals to the SBIRT model as a way to learn from adolescents about their substance use, talk about what might motivate them to make a decision to reduce or abstain (if needed), and execute a plan to do so.
This first webinar in the series discusses the value, rationale for, and evidence of using the Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) model with adolescents as well as the use of valid, brief screening tools for substance use and other risk factors and how to determine the recommended level of intervention based on level of risk. Participants will learn how to introduce screening to adolescents and how to relate screening score results to level of risk and appropriate level of intervention. This webinar will review the CRAFFT+N 2.1, S2BI, the NIDA Modified ASSIST Levels 1 and 2, BSTAD, PHQ-2/9A, and C-SSRS for use with adolescents, providing instructions and scoring for each.
Along with cutting-edge, evidence-based education, the expert presenters will provide sample scripts and role plays so participants gain strategies to use right away with adolescents in many settings. This free education is ideal for anyone who wishes to gain an in-depth understanding of SBIRT and its use with adolescents, designed for both those who are new to SBIRT and for those who want more advanced training beyond an overview.
Learning Objectives: As a result of
participating in this webinar, you will:
- Learn what SBIRT stands for and what each
- Understand why SBIRT is relevant and important
for use with adolescents and young adults.
- Learn how to administer, score, and interpret
the CRAFFT+N 2.1, S2BI, the NIDA Modified ASSIST Levels 1 and 2, BSTAD,
PHQ-2/9A, and C-SSRS.
Ken C. Winters, PhD, is a Senior Scientist at the Oregon Research Institute and Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Psychology, University of Minnesota. Dr. Winters retired as a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Minnesota, where he founded and directed the Center for Adolescent Substance Abuse Research for 25 years. Dr. Winters received his BA from the University of Minnesota and a PhD in Psychology (Clinical) from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. His primary research interests are the assessment and treatment of addictions, including adolescent drug abuse and problem gambling. His recent work in the field has focused on brief interventions and the SBIRT model to address adolescents who are mild-to-moderate drug users and have co-existing behavioral problems. Along with Keven Sabet, he co-edited Contemporary Health Issues on Marijuana, published in 2018 by Oxford University Press, and also co-edited the 2nd edition of Clinical manual of adolescent addictive disorders, published in 2019 by the American Psychiatric Association. He is on the editorial boards of the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse, and the Psychology of Addictive Behaviors. Dr. Winters received numerous research grants from the National Institute of Health and various foundations and published over 125 peer-reviewed articles over a 30-year period. He was the 2008 recipient of the Research to Evidence-Based Practice Award from a national organization on effective treatment for adolescents (JMATE), and received in 2005 the Senior Investigator Award by the National Center for Responsible Gaming (NCRG). Dr. Winters is a frequent speaker and trainer, and a consultant to many organizations, including Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, NCRG, NORC’s Adolescent SBIRT Steering Committee, Institute for Behavior and Health, Inc., Florida International University’s Office of Research and Economic Development, Smart Approaches to Marijuana- MN Affiliate, and the Mentor Foundation (an international drug abuse prevention organization).
Brett Harris, DrPH, is the Director of
Public Health Initiatives at the Suicide Prevention Office of the New York
State Office of Mental Health (OMH). In
this role, Dr. Harris oversees initiatives related to schools, colleges/universities,
communities, and the relationship between substance use and suicide and works
with large health systems and community providers to integrate suicide safer
care into multiple service settings. Dr.
Harris is also a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University at Albany
School of Public Health where she is designing a course in suicide prevention
and collaborating on alcohol and drug prevention and early intervention
projects. Prior to joining OMH and the University at Albany, Dr. Harris developed,
implemented, and evaluated alcohol and drug Screening, Brief Intervention, and
Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) projects with the New York State Office of
Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS). Dr. Harris serves on the Board of Directors of
the New York State Public Health Association and was selected for the
de Beaumont Foundation’s inaugural cohort of 40 under 40 Public Health
Leaders. Dr. Harris received her Doctor
and Master of Public Health from the University at Albany and her Bachelor of
Science from Cornell University.
Moderated by: Tracy McPherson, PhD, Senior 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.