The School-Based Health Alliance invites you to join us for our virtual speaker series on school-based SBIRT (screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment). The series will feature practitioners, researchers, and experts in the field of youth substance use who will discuss the value of the SBIRT model and possibilities for expanding it to address health factors and social determinants beyond substance use. In addition to our live webinars, we will be rebroadcasting sessions from Community Catalyst’s recent policy convening on adolescent substance use. Many thanks to Community Catalyst and their panelists for allowing us to rebroadcast these sessions for the SBHC field.

Please see session information and recordings below.


Does SBIRT Pay? Measuring Value Beyond Billable Dollars

Presenter: Sandeep Kapoor, MD, MS-HPPL

Session description: Join us for an interactive discussion exploring how humanizing and addressing substance use is a must in today’s real world.  Universal screening and intervention may serve to yield opportunities to de-stigmatize, normalize, and humanize substance use.  Let’s partner to explore how to measure value of programming beyond the phantom billable dollars, whose absence can act as a barrier to comprehensive care.

Date and time: April 22, 2021; 2PM – 3PM Eastern time

Archive Link: https://www.sbh4all.org/events/does-sbirt-pay-measuring-value-beyond-billable-dollars/


Re-Broadcast: Community Catalyst’s Together for Youth Convening: Policy Advocacy to Prevent Addiction Keynote Panel: Seizing the Moment to Drive Systemic Change

Panelists: Haner Hernandez, PhD, CPS, CADCII, LADCI; Melanie Johnson, MEd Sac and Fox Nation of Oklahoma; Dr. Kimá Joy Taylor, MD, MPH

Date and time: April 27, 2021; 2PM – 3PM Eastern time


More Than a Model: Upstream Innovations in Adolescent SBIRT

Panelists: Evan Elkin, MA; Rebecca Gostlin, MEd, LPC; Brett Harris, DrPH; Brie Reimann, MPA; Baila Salifou

Session description: In this panel discussion, speakers will explain the rationale for expanding the SBIRT model beyond substance use. They will discuss how context (developmental, cultural, and sociopolitical) can influence adolescent SBIRT and implications for health equity. Panelists will describe upstream interventions for adolescent health and discuss how they can support youth in functional ways.

Date and time: April 29, 2021; 1:30PM – 3:00PM Eastern time

Archive Link: https://www.sbh4all.org/events/more-than-a-model-upstream-innovations-in-adolescent-sbirt/


Rebroadcast: Community Catalyst’s Together for Youth Convening: Policy Advocacy to Prevent Addiction Panel: Advancing Racial Equity and Health Justice in Substance Use Prevention and Early Intervention

Panelists: Rev. Dr. Charles F. Boyer; Angela Diaz, MD, PhD, MPH; Miriam S Komaromy, MD

Session description: In this panel discussion, speakers will share their strategies for centering health equity in substance use prevention and early intervention for youth of color and LGBTQ+ youth, discuss the importance of addressing punitive responses to substance use in schools, and offer approaches for embedding racial and social equity into policy priorities and advocacy strategies.

Date and time: May 4, 2021; 2:00PM – 3:00PM Eastern time


Caring for the Whole Person: SBIRT and Comprehensive Screening

Panelists: Cari McCarty, PhD; Carlos Romero, MBA; Jennifer Salerno, DNP, CPNP, FAANP; Naomi Schapiro, PhD, CPNP-PC; Win TurnerPhD, LADC

Session description: In this panel discussion, speakers will discuss the role SBIRT can play in comprehensive screening. They will share their perspectives on how the SBIRT model and mindset can be shifted to address whole person health and social influencers of health. The panelists will discuss various methods for effective comprehensive screening and their associated benefits and challenges.

Date and time: May 6, 2021; 1:30PM – 3:00PM Eastern time

Archive Linkhttps://www.sbh4all.org/events/caring-for-the-whole-person-sbirt-and-comprehensive-screening/


Rebroadcast: Community Catalyst’s Together for Youth Convening: Policy Advocacy to Prevent Addiction Raising Youth Voices: Strategies to Ensure Youth Have a Say in Decisions that Affect Their Health

Speakers: Courtney Chelo; Adrienne Kasmally; Nastacia’ Moore; Kristen Paquette, MPH

Youth Participants: Jeren Ghoujeghi & Auden

Session description: In this panel discussion, participants will hear directly from young people who are advocating for substance use prevention and early intervention services as well as adult advocates who work to build youth advocacy capacity. Speakers will share opportunities to engage youth in building and implementing policy solutions and advocacy initiatives and explain why youth involvement is critical to our work.

Date and time: May 11, 2021; 2:00PM – 3:00PM Eastern time

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