Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) is an evidence-based, public health approach used to identify youth who could benefit from a conversation about substance use, with the goal of reducing and preventing substance use and realted health conseaquences, accidents, and injuries. The key components of SBIRT are universal screening for substance use, immediate delivery of a brief intervention for youth engaging is substance use, and connecting youth with more sever levels of use with the appropriate specialty care facility.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the SBIRT framework and how you can apply it within your role with the CSB.
  • Understand effective strategies for substance use screening in youth.
  • Develop an understanding of the core components of the Brief Negotiated Interview (a form of Brief Intervention).
  • Be prepared to apply the assertive and collaborative Referral to Treatment process.
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