A step-by-step guide for school-based health centers (SBHCs) that uses SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment) is an innovative, evidence-based approach to addressing drug and alcohol use in adolescents.
- Adolescent Substance Use Prevention Toolkit for SBHCs
- See also: California School-Based Health Alliance Pod
The California Children’s Trust is committed to working together to reinvent our state’s approach to children’s social, emotional, and developmental health. An initiative to achieve health equity and healthy development for California’s children, youth, and families.
Here are a list of resources created by California Children’s Trust:
The California School-Based Health Alliance is a statewide nonprofit organization helping to put more health services in schools. Their vision is to ensure all children and adolescents are healthy and achieving their fullest potential and their goals are listed below:
The CRAFFT is an efficient and effective health screening tool designed to identify substance use, substance-related riding/driving risk, and substance use disorder among youth ages 12-21. It has been implemented as part of universal screening efforts in thousands of busy medical and community health settings, as it yields information that can serve as the basis for early intervention and patient-centered counseling.
California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal (CalAIM)
The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) created the Naloxone Distribution Project (NDP) to combat opioid overdose-related deaths throughout California. Naloxone is a life-saving medication that reverses an opioid overdose. There are two Ways to Access Naloxone for Opioid Overdose Prevention. California public schools can also request four free doses of NARCAN nasal spray through the Emergent BioSolutions Free Goods Program.
This screening tool consists of frequency of use questions to categorize substance use by adolescent patients into different risk categories. The accompanying resources assist clinicians in providing patient feedback and resources for follow-up.
This can be reviewed at: https://nida.nih.gov/ast/s2bi/#/
Turnaround for Children works with educators to embed an equitable whole-child purpose into our education system.