Integrating Adolescent Substance Abuse Screening, Brief Intervention and Treatment throughout Nursing, Social Work, and Inter-professional Education
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This session will focus on the value of integrating SBIRT with adolescents into nursing, social work, and inter-professional education and share ideas for integrating content and new learning resources into baccalaureate and graduate level curriculum. NORC at the University of Chicago has been funded by the Conrad N. Hilton foundation to increase education and training opportunities in adolescent SBIRT within undergraduate and graduate social work and nursing programs.
In October 2014, NORC partnered with the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), Center for Clinical Social Work, and American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) to support the integration of adolescent SBIRT into required course work for students. As part of this project, NORC conducted a needs assessment and has engaged a learning collaborative (LC) of more than 70 schools to integrate adolescent SBIRT education. In addition, NORC and Kognito, a digital simulation company, have worked with the LC and experts to build a series of case-based virtual simulations to allow students, educators, and practitioners to practice substance use screening and brief interventions with adolescents.
- Be able to discuss emerging and important topics regarding the integration of Adolescent SBIRT education including challenges and recommendations, the use of interactive platforms as learning tools, and the implementation of the SBIRT model into inter-professional education.
- Discuss the benefits of using virtual humans in the development and assessment of SBIRT competencies.
- Utilize information to get involved and benefit from participating in the Adolescent SBIRT Learning Collaborative.
- Utilize information to access the newly released Adolescent SBIRT Toolkit and SBI with Adolescents web-based virtual simulation training program.
Cyrille Adam, EdM
Darla Spence Coffey, PhD
Prior to her appointment as president, she served as professor of social work, associate provost, and dean of graduate studies at West Chester University. Coffey received her bachelor’s degree from Eastern College, her MSW from the University of Pennsylvania, and her PhD from Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research. She was a member of the social work faculty at West Chester University beginning in 1998, where she contributed to the initial accreditation of the MSW program in 2000 and served as the director and chair of the university’s undergraduate social work program from 2002 to 2005. From 2005 to 2012, Coffey served in senior university administrative capacities, providing leadership for academic program development, curriculum, academic policies, assessment of student learning, transfer articulation, accreditation and faculty development. During the 2008–2009 academic year she served West Chester University as interim provost/vice president for academic affairs. Her service activities within the university are extensive, including co-chairing West Chester’s Campus Climate Intervention Team and serving as a founding member of the Advisory Board of Women in Leadership and Service.