YSBIRT Virtual Youth Substance Prevention Training


Identifying youth substance use and intervening early decreases the long-term likelihood of a substance use disorder. Learn strategies to prevent substance use in at-risk youth by taking advantage of the National Council’s training in Youth Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (YSBIRT), an integrated and comprehensive approach to identify, reduce and prevent risky alcohol and drug use.
If you’re an administrator or clinician new to YSBIRT – or you’re looking for a refresher on best practices – join for Introductory/Refresher Virtual YSBIRT training.

The training will cover:

  • How YSBIRT fits in the context of providing integrated and trauma-informed systems of care.
  • Using evidence-based screening tools to identify levels of risk in adolescents.
  • How brief interventions increase engagement, elicit behavior change and reduce counterproductive discussions.
  • Best practices for facilitating access to specialized services for youth at higher risk.