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Screening Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)

Middle School Behavioral Health Screening and Support 

Snoqualmie Valley School District (SVSD) partners with the King County Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS) to conduct a school-based program called SB-SBIRT. The acronym SB-SBIRT stands for: School Based - Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Services. The goal of the SB - SBIRT- initiative is to promote positive mental health and reduce adolescent substance abuse, by helping identify students who may need extra support and connecting them with the resources they may need to thrive. Funding for the program is provided through King County’s Best Starts for Kids initiative.

The district also participates in the Healthy Youth Survey every two years to assess youth issues and develop generalized supports for students. The SB-SBIRT program allows the district to proactively support students in building skills to prevent youth mental health and substance use issues.

SBIRT At A Glance