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

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Agency: CESA 4
Agency Assistant: Mary Devine (608) 786-4800
Location Facility Date Time Notes
Mid State Technical College - Stevens Point
1001 Centerpoint Drive
Stevens Point, WI 54881
Meeting Room 11/22/2019 08:30 AM - 03:30 PM Registration at 8:00 AM
Mid State Technical College - Stevens Point
1001 Centerpoint Drive
Stevens Point, WI 54881
Meeting Room 1/17/2020 08:30 AM - 03:30 PM

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

November 22, 2019 & January 17, 2020
Workshop: 8:30am-3:30pm
Registration: 8:00am-8:30am;

Mid State Technical College-Stevens Point
1001 Centerpoint Drive
Stevens Point, Wisconsin 54481

Contact: Lynn Verage, CESA #9
(715) 453-2141;


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 a Pre-training Reading Assignment available at:
  • 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 Intervention.
  • Adopt SBIRT Into Practice and Continue Implementation Planning — Staff deliver SBIRT services and track initial implementation.  Staff meet with student services leadership to develop 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. Audiotape delivery of Brief Intervention
  • Implementation Coaching and Technical Assistance — Staff can participate in monthly implementation coaching calls.

This training is open to School SBIRT Implementation Cohort Schools and any other schools ready to implement SBIRT.

REGISTER ONLINE:  Stevens Point — November 22, 2019 & January 17, 2020:


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

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

COST: $100/per person (Lunch and snacks provided); payable to CESA #4
           No cost for Cohort Schools

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!

Participant Cancellation Policy: You must contact CESA #4 to cancel attendance one week prior to the scheduled event, unless otherwise stated in the event details. 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.

Dietary Restrictions: CESA #4 will make every attempt to accommodate dietary restrictrions as noted in a user's MyQuickReg profile; however, we encourage anyone with a dietary restriction or preference to bring food items in case the event menu cannot fully accommodate. Other Helpful Hints: Room temperatures vary from one workshop location to another, so bring a jacket or sweater for maximum comfort.

Additional 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.