School-Based SBIRT Process Evaluation Final Report

May 3, 2022
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King County’s Department of Community and Human Services implemented a school-based SBIRT (SB-SBIRT) model in 42 middle schools. Seattle Children’s Research Institute conducted a process evaluation of this SB-SBIRT program during the first year of implementation (September 2018 –December 2019). The evaluation goals were to explore how the program supported care coordination in middle schools and to understand the experiences of participating youth, interventionists, and school staff. The evaluation plan was developed in collaboration with the SB-SBIRT program team and stakeholders from participating school districts. The evaluation addressed three main questions:1)Was the program implemented as intended?2)How well did we do and how can the program be improved?3)Is school-based SBIRT an appropriate model for youth in middle school settings?

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