top of page
adolescent group image

Preparing the Workforce to Implement SBIRT through Training, Technical Assistance, and Evaluation

Adolescent SBIRT Curriculum Testimonials

Tuskegee University logo
"I hope all is well with you and I hope you are having a lovely summer. I had to send this email because I was too excited to wait until school started. I'm going to be interning with Dimondale Adolescent Care Facility for the summer helping out at a shelter for abused and homeless girls. During this process I had to take a test which reminded of the online simulation that you assigned to us. I passed with flying colors! I just wanted to say thank you for everything and all of your amazing classes."

Student, Tuskegee University

What Students Say...
UNLV logo
"Students liked the simulation and asked if they could revisit it to obtain more practice. Students stated it helped them decide which questions were effective and which were ineffective and helped them see how to use these skills to build rapport and support clients autonomy."

Faculty, University of Nevada at Las Vegas

What Faculty Say...
"I participated in the Kognito simulation training for SBIRT. I thought that the simulation was quite insightful and easy to navigate. The scenarios were realistic in content and I felt comfortable with the demonstration enough to see that I could incorporate this type of screening into my work environment. Working in the emergency department I see a lot of patients who use alcohol and other drugs on a regular basis. Many of these patients are brought in by the local police department or by ambulance after using their substance of choice and for making further poor decisions while intoxicated. Everyone who drinks is not an alcoholic and everyone who has used drugs is not a drug addict, but with screening such as SBIRT at my disposal I have a better chance of identifying those patients with risky alcohol and drug use at an earlier point in the process.  If we can help at risk patients before their behaviors become dependent in nature and require more extensive treatment we can also cut down the costs of their overall healthcare related to substance use."

Emergency Dept. Practitioner, Appalachian State University

What Practitioners Say...
bottom of page