Accreditation Information

Continuing Nursing Education Provider Unit, Boston University School of Medicine is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.  Contact hours: 3


This program has been approved for 3 Social Work Continuing Education Credits, for the licensure period of October 1, 2016 -- September 30, 2018, in accordance with 258 CMR.  Boston University School of Social Work Authorization Number B-18-148.


This program has been approved for 3 participation credit hours.

Needs Statement

Implementation planning requires working through logistics and clinical questions. This session will give participants opportunities to discuss implementation questions and concerns. Participants will also have an opportunity to develop strategies for responding to challenging situations that come up during screening students. Substance use screening and interviewing requires a specialized set of skills that require practice to master. This session provides opportunities to practice and build experience with Motivational Interviewing and Brief Intervention skills that were taught in SBIRT I – Introduction. This session will also provide participants with knowledge and skills to help motivate students to change unhealthy behaviors related to alcohol and other drug use. 


At the end of this activity, learners will be prepared to:

  • Examine anticipated challenges and develop solutions for successful implementation of a school SBIRT program;
  • Administer and score the CRAFFT screening tool according to MDPH guidelines;
  • Apply Brief Negotiated Interviewing skills using Motivational Interviewing concepts to student interviews, healthy behavior reinforcement, brief interventions and referrals during the SBIRT process; and
  • Implement a confidential referral process for appropriate students.

Target Audience

School SBIRT Teams

Faculty Disclosure

Faculty have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.