• 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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Leonard A. Jason
PhD

Leonard A. Jason is a professor of psychology at DePaul University and the director of the Center for Community Research. Jason is a former president of the Division of Community Psychology of the American Psychological Association (APA). Jason has edited or written twenty-three books, and he has published over 600 articles and seventy-five book chapters.