Adolescent SBIRT

Helping social workers and nurses prevent adolescent substance use

Adolescent SBIRT Request for Applications (RFA) 


*NORC at the University of Chicago is no longer accepting applications for this opportunity. Please see the Curriculum page for information about the Adolescent SBIRT Curriculum.

Academic-Community Partnership Program Implementation

With funding from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, this initiative encourages the infusion of adolescent screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) into practice settings in partnership with schools of social work and nursing. Beginning in 2014, NORC at the University of Chicago collaborated with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), and technology partner Kognito to develop, evaluate, and disseminate an interactive, competency-based adolescent substance use screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) curriculum for nursing, social work, and inter-professional education programs. This user-friendly curriculum offers training for providers in a range of settings where adolescents receive primary care services such as school-based health centers, hospital systems, pediatric and family medicine clinics, and federally qualified health centers.