• 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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Frances L. Brisbane
PhD

Frances L. Brisbane, PhD, is a professor and dean of the School of Social Welfare at Stony Brook University. Dr. Brisbane has been recognized by the Governor and the New York State Office of Addiction and Substance Abuse Services as one of eight New York State women who made an extraordinary contribution in the 20th Century for student and community education and the prevention of alcoholism and substance abuse.