Directions: this program will take place in the Spurk Building on the Northern Essex Community College, Haverhill Campus. When you enter the campus from the main entrance you take a left at the stop sign and follow College Ave all the way to the back where the Spurk Building is. Parking is across the street from the building and while it says "permit only" the campus public safety has been advised not to ticket that day. For a detailed map please go here and the Spurk Building is C. 

This is the same workshop (with some revisions) that was offered over 30 times last Spring throughout the state! This workshop includes a two hour administrative overview of the SBIRT mandated screening program, and a four hour introduction to the CRAFFT II screening tool and Motivational Interviewing skills for use as the Brief Intervention. This workshop is for those school districts that did not yet attend the Introduction to SBIRT provided last Spring. These workshops will be held in various locations across the state. Registration for these workshops will be available through the SHIELD-BU website at http://shield-bu.org.


NOTE: There are two sessions offered 

  1. Introductory Session (8:30AM-11:30AM): All members of the school district's SBIRT team (administrators, screening team members, and others interested in learning about SBIRT)
  2. Full Session (8:30AM-3PM): School staff who will be engaged in screening students using the SBIRT tools (required for planning grant recipients)



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Angela Cooper

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Mary Ann Gapinski, MSN, RN, NCSN

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Paul Alves

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Alexandra Heinz, LCSW, MPH

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Wanda Visnick, BSN, RN, NCSN, HN-BC

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Tom Broffman, PhD, LICSW

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Continuing Nursing Education Provider Unit, Boston University School of Medicine is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.  Contact hours: 5.25


This program has been approved for 5 Social Work Continuing Education Credits, for the licensure period of October 1, 2016 -- September 30, 2018, in accordance with 258 CMR.  Boston University School of Social Work Authorization Number B-18-149.


This program has been approved for 5.25 participation credit hours.