Research and policy support the integration of alcohol screening and brief intervention services for adolescents within pediatric level 1 trauma centers. Such trauma centers are also required to have the capacity to identify individuals with risky alcohol use and provide appropriate intervention. However, barriers exist which prevent the incorporation of such services into practice.
Through funding from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, we conducted a research study aimed to increase the adoption, implementation and maintenance of alcohol screening and brief intervention services for injured adolescent patients in seven pediatric level 1 trauma centers throughout the country. Representatives from pediatric trauma centers participated in technical assistance components (online, in person and conference calls) to help their trauma centers develop, integrate and maintain adolescent alcohol screening and brief intervention services. The research team monitored and collected data to gain information about changes in these services.
The manual “Implementation of Alcohol Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment Policies in Pediatric Centers” summarizes recommendations derived from this research study. Download the manual.
Learn more about the Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) project