Welcome to the SBIRT Website!

My name is Gwendolyn Huete and I am the Mental Health & Wellness Coordinator for Summit Trail Middle School.  I am excited about the opportunity to coordinate this new venture in providing mental health education/awareness and brief intervention at the middle school level! 

This opportunity is funded through The Best Starts for Kids grant. King County and Tahoma School District have recognized the importance of providing our children and families the strategies, tools, support needed in order to build resiliency through this critical time of adolescent development.  In addition, we recognize the support and need so many have in overcoming trauma and/or adversity. 

We have partnered with King County to create a program based on the SBIRT process which includes screening students, conducting a brief intervention, and figuring out together (the student being the center) what would be the best plan of support or referral to process.  We understand the importance of recognizing individual strengths, autonomy, and each individual's innate ability to access within themselves what best suits their own present and future wellness.   

Throughout this process we would like to encourage the collaboration between families, Summit Trail Middle School teachers and staff,  and King County in providing a service that best suits student wellness.  Prevention is a key component of our work.  Increasing opportunities for mental health education and social emotional learning for our students is an area we will continue to work on implementing throughout this entire process.  Make sure to check out the SBIRT tab for updates and announcements.  

We will strive to, as with any  new program, to continue to provide information along the way. Your patience is appreciated as we carefully roll out the various stages to the development of this program.   We hope that you find the school based mental health and wellness support meaningful and helpful in our community!