• 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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Michael  DeLeon
Director/Producer

Award-winning filmmaker and founder of ‘Steered Straight,’ a New Jersey-based organization that offers drug intervention and education services. He has produced documentaries chronicling the drug addiction epidemic in New Jersey and across the nation. Steered Straight speakers visit schools to share their message of making responsible, informed choices. In addition to working with addicts and trying to steer young people away from drugs, he advocates for legislative measures to address drug addiction, and has taken his mission to the national discourse in Washington, DC during the last year.