VIRTUAL: Identifying and Addressing Youth Substance Use with the CRAFFT


Looking for a more proactive and supportive way to talk about substance use with your youth participants?

Join us for an interactive virtual training focused on identifying and addressing substance use among youth, ages 12+. This training will introduce participants to the practice of SBIRT: Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment, an evidence-based approach.

SBIRT allows providers to quickly identify individuals with unhealthy substance use and initiate productive conversations focused on harm reduction. In this training, you’ll learn each step of the SBIRT process, become familiar with the CRAFFT+N screening tool, and practice skills and strategies to discuss substance use with youth.

This training will be interactive, with time to observe, practice, and debrief concepts through varied learning activities. Because we will be using breakout rooms, we hope participants will be open to actively participating from an individual computer with audio and video capability.

At the conclusion of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the intent of each component in the SBIRT process
  • Demonstrate utilization of the CRAFFT+N to screen youth for substance use
  • Apply a brief intervention method outlined in the training to a conversation about substance use
  • Give an example of a substance use resource available in Massachusetts for youth and young adults who may need further assessment or an external referral

Target Audience: Youth serving providers, including clinical and non-clinical providers. This training was designed to meet the substance use screening requirement for Children’s Behavioral Health Initiative providers, but all youth-serving medical and behavioral health providers are welcome!


Can’t attend this session? We are offering additional dates below to better suit your schedule:

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