• 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.


Doug  Denton

Executive Director of Homeward Bound, Inc. since the founding of its first program with the Dallas County Adult Probation Department. This project was to develop a pilot program for first offenders in need of job placement, housing and guidance. He has successfully managed numerous subsequent contracts as Homeward Bound, Inc., has grown with support from private donations and funding sources such as the Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Texas Department of Criminal Justice and the City of Dallas. Mr. Denton was also one of the managing partners in a group developing psychiatric/substance abuse hospital units from 1987 to 1992. Prior to 1980, Mr. Denton managed the Treatment Alternatives to Street Crime (TASC) Program and the Community Services Jail Program for Dallas County. He was a senior research associate from 1974 to 1978 in the Institute of Urban Studies, and an Adjunct Instructor of Sociology, Criminal Justice, Grant Writing and Management as well as Research and Statistics for the University of Texas at Arlington and the Dallas County Community College District. Mr. Denton holds a BA in Sociology and an MA in Urban Affairs (Criminal Justice Counseling and Administration). He is licensed by the State of Texas as a Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC), Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist( ADS) and a Child Care Administrator (LCCA).

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