SBIRT in Schools

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

Please read below for information about future SBIRT in Schools Programs!

The SBIRT in Schools training is going through an exciting redesign to be rolled out in early July 2019 whereby the course will become blended and consist of an online module followed by an exciting and interactive half day workshop.

The next dates for the live portion of the SBIRT in Schools workshops will be:

August 20, 2019: DoubleTree Hotel, Westborough MA
October, Date TBD: Boston Location TBD
December 11, 2019: Forefront Center for Meetings and Conferences, Waltham MA
February 2020, Date TBD: Northeast Location TBD
March 2020, Date TBD: Southeast Location TBD
May 2020, Date TBD: Western Location TBD

NOTE: The online portion of the program must be completed in order to register for the in-person portion of the program. The online portion will be posted in early July so please check back for details!