Friday, March 15, 2019

Gr 7 - CRAAFT Screening Next Week

In order to help prevent students from starting to use substances, or to intervene with early use, our nursing and counseling staff will be providing an interview-based screening for 7th grade students about the use of alcohol, marijuana, and other drugs. Screenings will be conducted by team assignment on March 19, 20 & 21.

This screening utilizes the most commonly used substance use-screening tool for adolescents in Massachusetts, the CRAFFT. A copy of the screening tool is posted on the Beverly School District website under Health/SBIRT resources or you can click here to view it.

Student screening sessions will be brief (5‐10 minutes) and conducted confidentially in private by trained school nurses and counselors.

Read this letter to parents and families for more information about this process and about your rights to opt your child out.