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    When universal education activist and Nobel Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai addressed the United Nations in 2013, she pointed out that “we cannot all succeed when half of us are held back.” Her words resonated with women’s rights advocates as she boldly confronted an inequity that still needs to be addressed today, especially in the behavioral health field.


  • Continuing Care Plan Adherence Following Residential Addiction Treatment

    Common sense suggests that greater patient adherence to substance use disorder (SUD) treatment recommendations is associated with better outcomes. Surprisingly, however, there is limited previous research systematically investigating the adherence-outcome relationship in the context of SUD treatment.


Hoskie  Benally, Jr.

Hoskie Benally, Jr. is a member of the Navajo Nation and lives in Shiprock, NM. He is a Native American Church Roadman, Intertribal Sweat (Inipi) Leader, conducts Talking Circles, and is a local and national presenter of Navajo tribal teachings. He is a well-respected Medicine Person in his community as well as an advocate for AI/AN children and people with disabilities on the Navajo Nation. He is currently employed with the Native American Disability Law Center in Farmington, NM. He is one of the developers and co-author of "The Walking in Beauty on the Red Road" manual and model. It is one of the few AI/AN manuals written for AI/AN adolescents and family treatment that integrates AI/AN traditional ways of knowing and ceremonies with evidence-based practices.