• Strengths Planning for Building Recovery Capital

    For decades, addiction professionals have been providing screening and assessment instruments that evaluate problem severity, complexity, and chronicity, but offer little data on the internal and external resources individuals and families can mobilize in resolving such problems (White & Cloud, 2008).

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  • Social Determinants of Health and Behavioral Health Challenges

    The behavioral health field is engaged in a movement to expand the conventional medical treatment model of care that emphasizes diagnosis and subsequent treatment to the more comprehensive and inclusive model of population health. Improving “the health outcomes of a group of individuals, including the distribution of such outcomes within the group” (Kindig & Stoddard, 2003) is the critical focus of the population health model.

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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.