SBIRT in Schools Implementation Essentials

This three (3) hour SBIRT skill building workshop is designed for school health personnel who will be directly involved in implementing SBIRT in their schools. Participants will enhance their skills in conducting Brief Negotiated Interviews (BNI) use motivational interviewing (MI) concepts in student interviews, healthy behavior reinforcement, brief interventions, and referrals during the SBIRT process. Challenges identified in a school district’s implementation plan will be discussed and solutions developed.

NOTE: This training DOES NOT replace SBIRT in Schools Training requirement for DESE licensure for school nurses or the training requirement for school health personnel involved in SBIRT screening.

To request an SBIRT in Schools Implementation Essentials workshop in your district, please complete the Training Request Form on the MASBIRT in Schools website