August 30, 2021 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Virtual Event
Adolescent SBIRT Project (collaboration of NORC out of Chicago and the Hilton Foundation)

Integrating Suicide Prevention into the SBIRT Model

Scheduled Events:
Thursday, August 5, 2021 @ 3pm-4:30pm ET (2CT/1MT/12PT) – Register Now!
Monday, August 30, 2021 @ 2pm-3:30pm ET (1CT/12MT/11PT) – Register Now!

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Presentation Slides: Download the Presentation Slide Deck for note-taking and future reference.

Certificate of Attendance: This webinar does not offer continuing education credits, but we will provide you with a free certificate of attendance for your records by completing this brief online form

Description: This summer – in the wake of two celebrity suicides and the release of the CDC report highlighting an alarming rise in the US suicide rate – the public’s attention was drawn to the significant public health problem of suicide. Because alcohol and drug use greatly increase suicide risk, it is critical to integrate suicide prevention into substance use early intervention and treatment. This webinar describes suicide as a public health problem and explains how suicide screening and intervention can be integrated into the SBIRT model.

Learning Objectives: As a result of participating in this webinar, you will:

  • Describe suicide as a public health problem;
  • Identify a suicide screening tool and brief intervention; and
  • Explain how suicide prevention can be integrated into the SBIRT model.

Brett Harris, DrPH, Director of Public Health Initiatives at the Suicide Prevention Office of the New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH)

In this role, Dr. Harris oversees initiatives related to schools, colleges/universities, communities, and the relationship between substance use and suicide and works with large health systems and community providers to integrate suicide safer care into multiple service settings.

Dr. Harris is also a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University at Albany School of Public Health where she is designing a course in suicide prevention and collaborating on alcohol and drug prevention and early intervention projects. Prior to joining OMH and the University at Albany, Dr. Harris developed, implemented, and evaluated alcohol and drug Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) projects with the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS). Dr. Harris serves on the Board of Directors of the New York State Public Health Association and was selected for the de Beaumont Foundation’s inaugural cohort of 40 under 40 Public Health Leaders. Dr. Harris received her Doctor and Master of Public Health from the University at Albany and her Bachelor of Science from Cornell University.

Moderated by:
Tracy McPherson, PhD, Senior Research Scientist, NORC at the University of Chicago
Dr. McPherson is the Principal Investigator of the NORC Adolescent SBIRT Project, as well as many other initiatives over her 20+ years working to implement SBIRT in many different settings, disciplines, and professions.

Closed Captioning: This webinar is available with closed captioning upon request by emailing our team.

Attendee Questions: View the Questions from Attendees and Answers from Presenters asked during this presentation.

Questions? Feedback? Reach out to Tracy McPherson (Principal Investigator), Hildie Cohen (Project Manager), or the full team.

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