School-Based SBIRT: Implementation with School-Based Mental Health Personnel
Adolescent substance use is a national health concern with limited school-based interventions to provide treatment. Dissemination of evidence-based interventions, such as SBIRT, is critical in preventing negative outcomes such as school dropout, suicide, juvenile justice involvement, and high costs associated with adolescent substance use. There are significant barriers to receiving treatment including not knowing where to go for help, transportation, and service costs. Research on interventions to reduce substance use is sparse and important questions regarding the provision of SBIRT in schools by school-based mental health professionals remains unanswered. This project seeks to accomplish the following: 1) develop an adapted standardized SBIRT training and delivery protocol for school-based mental health professionals, and 2) conduct a feasibility study of the adapted SBIRT process. This project is funded by a NIDA R25 grant received by the University of California, San Francisco through the Learning for Early Careers in Addiction and Diversity Program.
Statewide Child Monitoring System: Coordinating Community Mental Health and Substance Use Interventions
This project seeks to develop a statewide child monitoring system that assists in coordinating community mental health and substance use interventions for adolescents. This project is supported by the Yale Innovation to Impact program funded by a NIDA R25 grant received by Yale University.