• 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).


  • 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.


Randy  Boyd

For the last eight years, Randy Boyd has been working with men to help transform their pain into joy and their shame into strength. He founded the Courageous Healers Foundation as a future place for men to come and receive the help needed to achieve these transformations. Randy also speaks at conferences, schools, treatment facilities, and homes about the effects of abuse on men, and how a person can heal from those effects. Already licensed as a California Alcohol and Drug Counselor Associate, Randy is currently a full time student at College of the Desert where he is working on a degree in psychology. Randy is the Author of the new groundbreaking book addressing the sexual abuse of boys entitled “Healing The Man Within” a book for male survivors written by a male survivor.