September 25, 2017
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Grant Enables Adelphi to Serve Region by Training Workers in Addiction Screening


Adelphi University’s Institute for Adolescent Trauma Treatment and Training was awarded a grant totaling nearly $900,000 to develop a multidisciplinary training protocol for professionals to identify and treat clients with substance use disorders.

The federal grant comes from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation.

The new partnership will bring together three schools at Adelphi University—the School of Social Work, the Gordon F. Derner School of Psychology and the College of Nursing and Public Health—in a collaborative project to train at least 600 community health and mental health providers to deliver the evidence-based protocol named Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT).


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Adelphi University is a highly awarded, nationally ranked, powerfully connected doctoral research university offering exceptional liberal arts and sciences programs and professional training with particular strength in its Core Four—Arts and Humanities, STEM and Social Sciences, the Business and Education Professions, and Health and Wellness. Adelphi is dedicated to transforming students’ lives through small classes, hands-on learning and innovative ways to support student success.

Founded in Brooklyn in 1896, Adelphi is Long Island’s oldest private coeducational university. Today Adelphi serves nearly 8,000 students at its beautiful main campus in Garden City, New York—just 23 miles from New York City’s cultural and internship opportunities—and at dynamic learning hubs in Manhattan, the Hudson Valley and Suffolk County, and online.

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