News

EVENT: Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment Training

Wednesday, May 29: 12:30-4:30 pm.


 

SUMMARY: SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment) is a comprehensive, evidence-based, public health approach to the early identification, intervention and treatment for persons along the continuum of substance use risk. 


Blue Ridge Area Health Education Center, based at the Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services (IIHHS) at James Madison University, is one of eight regional Area Health Education Centers (AHECs) in Virginia.  

Local Training Offered

As part of the statewide network of Virginia AHECs, Blue Ridge AHEC will be hosting SBIRT training in our region on Wednesday, May 29, 12:30-4:30 pm.  

This free, half-day training will take place at Sentara RMH, Medical Office Building, Hahn Conference Rooms A-B.  A trainer from George Mason University will conduct the training here in Harrisonburg. 

The workshop is geared toward healthcare professionals and health professions students. Healthcare workers across the spectrum from community health to acute care can benefit from this training. CEUs will be offered. 

Register Online: https://sbirt-jmu.eventbrite.com/    
**Limited to 48 participants** 

What is SBIRT?

SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment) is a comprehensive, evidence-based, public health approach to the early identification, intervention and treatment for persons along the continuum of substance use risk. 

Where Can It Be Used?

This innovative tool is designed to be used by staff at any range of healthcare settings, such as primary care centers, hospital emergency rooms, and other settings that could provide behavioral or medical services (e.g., schools, criminal justice settings).

 Please see the flier for more details about this interactive training.  We hope you can join us!

Published: Thursday, April 25, 2019

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Back to Top

Related Articles