• 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.  Froilan-Davila

Richard D. Froilán-Dávila, PhD. is the former campus director for Springfield College, School of Human Services, Tampa Bay, Florida. Dr. Dávila received his PhD and MSW from the University of Connecticut. He has more than thirty years of work in education, and in community work. Dr. Dávila has held faculty and management positions for the past twenty-eight years and is a known international lecturer on adult education, alcohol and drugs, and diversity. He is an International/National Certified Gambling Counselor and is a recovery coach and TOT trainer. He also is the founder of Recovery All and is in long-term recovery.