• 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.


Richard D Dávila

Campus Director for Springfield College, School of Human Services, Tampa Bay, Florida Campus and has served there as the Associate Dean for the School of Human Services. He has more than 30 years of work in education, community work and has held faculty and management positions. He is recognized as an international lecturer in adult education, alcohol & drugs, and diversity and has served on many State and National agency boards in the field of addictions. The 2006-2007 Distinguished Professor of Humanics, the highest faculty distinction at Springfield College where he is tenured and a full professor and Addictions Track Coordinator at the School of Professional and Continuing Studies.