Welcome to the IAMSBIRT Learning Community for Social Workers!

Nurses, social workers, and site leaders all play important roles in the IAMSBIRT training initiative.

Social workers will be responsible for delivering a brief intervention and/or referral to treatment to adolescent patients who screen positive for alcohol or other drug use. The social worker will also provide counseling on safe opioid medication and will help to link adolescents back to their primary care provider for continued discussion around healthy behaviors.

All social workers participating in the IAMSBIRT training initiative will receive SBIRT training. Social work training includes an online orientation, an in-person workshop, and role-playing practice cases.

In addition, staff in all three tracks—nurses, social workers, and leaders—will be asked to complete a series of anonymous brief online surveys.

Are you an IAMSBIRT social worker? Earn NASW credits for completing the training components below!

Standard training components for social workers:

Complete Online Workshop on Brief Intervention (1 NASW credit)

Attend In-Person Workshop (2 NASW credits)

Submit Role Play Homework

Optional training components:

Complete 3 Monthly Webinars (up to 3 NASW credits)

IAMSBIRT Resources

Questions? Email IAMSBIRT@brown.edu