• 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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Rebecca J. Flood
MHS, LCADC, NCAC-II, BRI-II

Rebecca J. Flood, MHS, LCADC, NCAC-II, BRI-II, is the CEO of New Directions for Women and has had nearly four decades of experience in the health care industry. Ms. Flood attended Johns Hopkins University and obtained her master’s of human services from Lincoln University in Pennsylvania. She currently serves as a member of the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers board, a member of the Seabrook House board, and president of the Association of Intervention Specialists, among positions.