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Criteria for Study Participation:
- Access to teens with or without* substance use disorders who are not in foster care and not
detained by the courts in a locked treatment or detention facility.
- Professionally qualified to evaluate for substance use disorder symptoms and have sufficient information
about the client to complete a symptom checklist. The DSM-5 checklist you submit must be independent of the
client's responses on the SASSI screening instrument.
- You will be asked to indicate that you have received verbal parental permission. For each client, download
the SASSI-A3 Parent and Teen Study Invitation Letter and Study Information Sheet to give to your client and
their parent to consider the teen’s study participation.
- Provide a signed and dated curriculum vitae, indicate completion of training in human subject protection,
and a Letter of Cooperation from your organization (template letter provided). Since your participation will
require IRB approval, this information is submitted for review prior to access to the SASSI-A3.
*Screening responses from teens who do not have a substance use disorder are also needed. The
research study will benefit from the inclusion of participants in both groups.
We value your expertise and willingness to participate in this research. If you have questions about
participation, please contact the research department at The SASSI Institute (800 726-0526 or
This project is part of The SASSI Institute's ongoing efforts, in collaboration with professionals on the
frontlines of substance abuse, to provide empirically sound and clinically informative SASSI screening measures
to assist you in the important work you do with individuals suffering from substance use disorders.