HEK eLearning Course: Introduction to Adolescent SBIRT from a Prevention Perspective

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The Introduction to Adolescent SBIRT from a Prevention Perspective eLearning course provides an overview of the Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) protocol for use with adolescents (ages 9 to 22). The content of this e-learning course was designed for prevention professionals, school personnel, social workers, addictions counselors, and other non-medical professionals working with adolescents and young adults, in HHS Region 8. Professionals working and residing outside of HHS Region 8 states are welcome to take this course, however, the data sections in the course are specific to HHS Region 8 states (CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, WY).


  1. Describe what SBIRT stands for and what each component means.
  2. Identify why SBIRT is relevant and important for use with adolescents and young adults.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to recognize the prevalence of substance use among youth and how SBIRT can prevent longer-term problems.
  4. Define standard measures of various types of drinks/alcohol to increase knowledge of baseline information and guidelines regarding moderate and high-risk alcohol use.


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A certificate for three (3) contact hours (CEHs) is available upon completion.
*See our Continuing Education page for more information


This e-learning course was developed by the Mountain Plains PTTC.



SBIRT e-learning Course Resources

Infographic: Conducting SBIRT Virtually


Short Videos: 

SBIRT Research with Adolescents

Protecting the Adolescent Brain

Why SBIRT is Important

Referral to Treatment

SBIRT Implementation

Conducting SBIRT Virtually




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