SBIRT in Schools;
Introduction to Verbal Substance Use Screening

This 6 hour workshop provides information on conducting verbal substance use screenings according Massachusetts law and approved practice standards. Learners will be introduced to the Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) in Schools program. This training is required for school nurses seeking DESE licensure and for all other school health personnel who will be involved in the screening process. This workshop is for school professionals who have not yet attended an Introduction to SBIRT Workshop. There is no “Train the Trainer” model for SBIRT in Schools and all those participating in SBIRT screening should attend.

This training includes:

  • An administrative overview of the SBIRT mandated screening program
  • An introduction to the CRAFFT II screening tool and instructions on how to use the tool
  • Motivational Interviewing skills to use immediately by the screener while discussing verbal screening results with students

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October 25, 2018 - REGISTRATION FULL (8:30AM-11:30AM for half day session/8:30-3PM for full day session)
SBIRT in Schools (REGISTRATION FULL)
Crowne Plaza Boston-Natick | Natick, MA

December 13, 2018 (8:30AM-11:30AM for half day session/8:30-3PM for full day session)
SBIRT in Schools
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Leominster | Leominster, MA

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Thursday, March 21, 2019 (TBD)
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 (TBD)

Registration will open as the date approaches. Please check this page for registration information.