(Brookfield) School SBIRT Training (Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment)

#251 Safe and Healthy Schools and Communities

Registration Closed.
Agency: CESA 4
Agency Assistant: Mary Devine (608) 786-4800
Location: LAUNCH Elmbrook
19601 W. Bluemound Road, Suite 230
Brookfield, WI 53045
Facility: LAUNCH Elmbrook Meeting Room
1/30/2018 08:30 AM - 03:30 PM Registration 8:00-8:30 am
3/16/2018 08:30 AM - 03:30 PM Registration 8:00-8:30 am

(Brookfield) School SBIRT Training (Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment)
A Training Opportunity for Middle and High School Student Services Staff

Time: Registration: 8:00am-8:30am; Workshop: 8:30am-3:30pm

January 30 and March 16, 2018

LAUNCH Elmbrook
(Hosted by Elmbrook School District)
19601 W. Bluemound Road, Suite 230
Brookfield, WI  53045
Contact: Christine Kleiman, CESA #7
(920) 617-5645;

What is SBIRT?
SBIRT offers an efficient, evidence-based, and comprehensive service to address selected behavioral health concerns among adolescents. The service begins with administering a standardized Screening instrument.  For students who show moderate or high risk results, a Brief Intervention (BI) is conducted. The BI is delivered with motivational interviewing and is protocol-guided.  For those students who show high risk concerns and who do not respond to the BI, a Referral to Treatment may be initiated.

Why SBIRT in Schools?

  • Evidence-based for addressing student alcohol/drug involvement and evidence- informed for addressing a range of other behavioral concerns, including attendance, classroom behavior, and mental health
  • Student-centered and strength-based
  • Teens rate the service with high levels of satisfaction
  • Provides a Tier II and Tier III practice with PBIS
  • Response-to-Intervention can be ascertained by using baseline and follow-up screening results

Training Description:

A requirement of registration is to complete:
1) A Pre-training Reading Assignment, and 2) An initial Implementation Plan
Both are available at:
The school implementation plan must be submitted one week prior to training to: Tracy Herlitzke,

Initial Training  (Day 1) — Overview of SBIRT, introduction to the requisite skills (Motivational Interviewing), and practice on delivering protocol-guided Brief Intervention services.  Audiotape delivery of Brief

Adopt SBIRT Into Practice and Continue Implementation Planning —
Staff deliver SBIRT services and track initial implementation. Staff meet with student services leadership to complete Implementation Plan.

Follow-up Training  (Day 2) — Staff receive individualized feedback from fidelity review of audiotape.  Continue skill building, practice
delivering SBIRT, and refining Implementation Plan.

Implementation Coaching — Staff will participate in monthly implementation coaching calls.

Register Online

Cost: $100/per person (Lunch and snacks provided) 

Payable to:  CESA #4 

Send Payment to: CESA #4  ATTN: Mary Devine, 923 East Garland Street, West Salem, WI  54669—PLEASE include and clearly define: Participant name, exact name of workshop, and date, with all checks or purchase orders. Thank you!

Workshop Questions: Tracy  Herlitzke (608) 786-4838;

Registration Questions: Mary Devine (608) 786-4800;

Participant Cancellation Policy: You must contact CESA #4 to cancel attendance one week prior to the scheduled event. CESA #4 will only provide full refund of registration fees depending on individual circumstances. Refunds depend upon the ability of CESA #4 to cancel any financial obligations created by the registration such as meals, materials, etc. CESA #4 reserves the right to cancel any workshop due to insufficient enrollment. Participants will be notified by e-mail or phone if a workshop is cancelled. If a participant is a 'no show' the school will be billed for the registration fee, or loss of the 'free' attendance slot.

Weather Conditions: If a workshop has been cancelled due to weather conditions, every effort will be made to reschedule the workshop. If weather conditions are questionable, please call CESA #4 Voice Mail at (608) 786-4800; Toll Free (800) 514-3075. A message will be posted regarding workshop weather cancellations.

Other Helpful Hints: Room temperatures vary from one workshop location to another, so bring a jacket or sweater for maximum comfort.

Accommodations: If you need an accommodation to participate including interpreter services (sign language or other spoken language) please email the workshop contact to set up these services. A two-week notice is appreciated.