Training & Events

On-Demand Modules

Not sure where to start in implementing SBIRT for adolescents within your primary care setting? Check out our on-demand modules that breaks out the clinical components of the SBIRT process and introduces you to the Improving Adolescent Health: Facilitating Change for Excellence in SBIRT change package!

Introduction Video

Module 1: Introduction to SBIRT & Screening

This module orients providers to the clinical components of the Facilitating Change for Excellence in SBIRT change package. It serves as a foundation to frame adolescent substance use, the importance of screening in primary care, and the role of the primary care provider. Providers learn how to conduct screening with the S2BI and how to understand the results. By the end of this session you will:

  • Be able to define SBIRT and key components of screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment
  • Understand why SBIRT is important in primary care for adolescents and current trends in substance use
  • Understand the S2BI screening tool as compared to other screening tools and how to conduct screening using the S2BI
  • Explore confidentiality between provider/patient/guardian
  • Be able to interpret screening results and actions to take based on results

Click here for Module 1: Introduction to SBIRT & Screening

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Module 2: Brief Intervention and Motivational Interviewing

This module discusses the components of a brief intervention including delivering anticipatory guidance and providing the appropriate level of intervention based on screening results. Providers will also learn about motivational interviewing as a strategy for strengthening the delivery of the intervention. By the end of this session you will:

  • Understand the components of an effective brief intervention
  • Learn the appropriate level of intervention based on the screening results
  • Be able to define motivational interviewing
  • Apply strategies of motivational interviewing to a brief intervention

Click here for Module 2: Brief Intervention & Motivational Interviewing

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Module 3: Referral to Treatment & Ongoing Management in Primary Care

This module discusses the change concepts related to referral to treatment and instructs on identifying internal and external referral options. By the end of this session you will:

  • Understand the referral to treatment process and the provider role
  • Identify barriers to treatment access and methods to facilitate and follow up with patients referred to care
  • Understand how to identify both internal and external referral options within their FQHC and community

Click here to complete Module 3: Referral to Treatment & Ongoing Management in Primary Care

Module 4: Data Driven Decision Making

This module provides information for organizations on being data-driven and maximizing the benefits of SBIRT implementation. It provides guidance on developing the infrastructure to collect and use data in a meaningful way, including data documentation, and continuous quality improvement. Implementing a standardized evidence-based screening process can yield important clinical data that is indicative of a patient’s health and the overall quality of care and service delivery. By the end of this session you will:

  • Understand how to develop an effective and sustainable SBIRT data collection system
  • Identify concrete strategies to use data to motivate staff
  • Assess opportunities for instituting continuous quality improvement for SBIRT
  • Explore approaches for using data to improve patient outcomes

Click here to complete Module 4: Data Drive Decision Making

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Upcoming Trainings

Available trainings will be posted here. Stay tuned for more information!

Past Trainings

View recordings of past trainings to learn more about the Facilitating Change for Excellence in SBIRT change package!