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 SBIRT. The acronym SBIRT stands for: Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Services. The goal of the 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 SBIRT program allows the district to proactively support students in building skills to prevent youth mental health and substance use issues.
- What is SBIRT?
- How does Snoqualmie Valley School District use SBIRT in its middle schools?
- What are the expected benefits of using SBIRT?
- What is the Check Yourself tool?
- How will student information be kept private?
- Who will be screened and when will screening occur?
- How will parents be informed about the screening?
- Additional SBIRT News, Resource and Contacts: