Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral To services (SBIRT)
The Northshore School District has a long-standing commitment to student health and wellness. As a district we are dedicated to equity, safety, families, building on the strengths of students, providing support, and addressing the needs of the whole child.
Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral To services (SBIRT), is a beneficial care model that will be used to more effectively identify and address the needs of middle school students through the use of a survey tool called Check Yourself. Your students participation is completely voluntary and students also have the option to opt themselves out of the survey, at any time.
“Check Yourself” is a survey platform for students to share about their experience(s). The survey is a self-assessment of strengths and goals; substance use; mental health; and personal safety. It is an interactive survey that removes the barriers associated with addressing challenges and normalizes dialogue regarding health. Students will be educated on the purpose of SBIRT and understand a counselor may meet with them to review survey answers and provide personalized support(s).
With schools transitioning to in-person teaching, student screenings will be limited . A request to ensure student participation in SBIRT, this school year, may be submitted through: filling out the opt-in below, turning the opt-in form to the school, or contacting an SBIRT Specialist.
If you would like to ensure your student is screened this school year, please fill out the opt-in form.
Families may review the Check Yourself questions by taking a test screener. Your answers will not be saved. Use 123456 as your ID number.
- What is SBIRT? What does SBIRT stand for?
- What is the goal of SBIRT?
- When did SBIRT begin?
- How will the Northshore School District plan on using SBIRT in its middle schools?
- What is the Check Yourself tool?
- Who will be screened and when will screenings occur?
- How will student information be kept private?
- Can I decide to not participate in SBIRT?