In 2019, the Lafayette Family Preservation Court implemented the Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) protocol for families involved with child welfare in the hopes of identifying and appropriately treating parental substance use, depression, and risk of opioid overdose early on in the life of the case. The goals of the program were to prevent removals, decrease time to treatment, and decrease staff workload. Implementation continued throughout the stay-at-home orders and court closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A mixed-methods evaluation approach was utilized to analyze the effectiveness of the program, analyze trends in demographics and equity, and stratify risk-scores and qualitatively document lessons. This presentation focuses on early lessons of the implementation process of the SBIRT protocol and practical lessons for replication.
Presenters: Philip Breitenbucher, Assistant Professor of Social Work, College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, California Baptist University; Keri-Lyn Coleman, President, Wellscreen Inc.; and Darce’ Byrd, Coordinator, and Pam Russell, Case Manager, Family Preservation Court, State of Louisiana 15th Judicial District Court
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