Six 1-hour sessions will go over all you need to know about diagnosing and treating adolescents with a substance use disorder.

Alternating Wednesdays Sept 6-Nov 15, 8:30-9:30AM

Week 1 What and Why of SBIRT for Substance Use for Adolescents

  • Learn what SBIRT stands for and what each component means.
  • Learn why SBIRT is relevant and important for use with adolescents.

Week 2 Prevalence and Impact of Substance Use for Adolescents

  • Recognize the prevalence of substance use among adolescents.
  • Understand the impact of use and substance use in the lives of adolescents.

Week 3 Substance Use Screening Tools for Adolescents

  • Learn how to administer and score validated substance use and mental health screening tools with adolescents.
  • Learn how to interpret the screening score to determine the level of risk.

Week 4 Delivering Brief Interventions for Substance Use

  • Learn the steps of brief intervention based on the Brief Negotiated Interview Model.
  • Sharpen Motivational Interviewing skills for motivating health behavior change for adolescents.
  • Recognize importance for working with family members and/or other key stakeholders.

Week 5 Referrals and Team-Based Care

  • Learn which substance use disorder treatment options are best suited to address the needs of adolescents.
  • Understand unique challenges that a provider will encounter when referring adolescents to treatment, relating to confidentiality and push back.
  • Understand the importance of follow-up and learn what to cover while supporting care.

Week 6 TBD

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