The Prevention Team heads to Louisville, Kentucky

By: Ashley Brown, Preventionist

The Prevention Team headed to Louisville, Kentucky to share our Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment Project (SBIRT)! As we successfully completed the implementation of SBIRT in 5 Morris County Schools last year, while continuing to face the challenges of a pandemic, it was time to share with others how this tool can be utilized within other communities. Our partners, Epiphany Community Services, extended the invitation to attend their Annual Client Retreat to share with other community-based organizations across the US about Prevention is Key’s SBIRT Project, its successes and how to overcome the barriers faced during these times. Check out what our Morris County Schools are saying about it:

“Implementing an SBIRT program allows our school to use an evidence-based tool in order to assess our students so that we can deliver targeted mental health supports to those who need them. This is especially useful for our students who are not yet showing outward signs of struggle. SBIRT can also be a great way of starting a conversation about mental health or substance use in a one-to-one environment, where they may feel more comfortable asking questions or sharing experiences.” – Morris County, Student Assistance Counselor

To find out more about how to get your school involved in SBIRT, contact Ashley Brown at