Wayne State was the first university in the state of Michigan to receive a SAMHSA grant for training students in Screening Brief Intervention Referral to Treatment (SBIRT), which is an integrated, public health approach to delivering early intervention and treatment services for persons with — or at risk of developing — substance use disorders. SBIRT is designed for use in primary care centers, hospital emergency rooms, trauma centers and other community settings that are a person's first, and sometimes only, contact with the health care system. Although our grant officially ended March 2019, as a sustainability plan, we have launched an SBIRT website and are now offering a FREE online SBIRT courses.
On the new SBIRT website you can access SBIRT screening resources, brief intervention tools, patient resources and training materials. We encourage you to take advantage of our free online SBIRT training to receive two FREE Social Work Continuing Education credits.
Nursing Assistant Professor Clinical, Umeika Stephens and Social Work Assistant Professor Clinical, Anwar Najor-Durack would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their support in the training of Wayne State social work and nursing students and health care professionals on the use of SBIRT. The links are below for your view and use. Please feel free to share these resources.