• 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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Rachell  Keys

Rachell Keys was raised in Massachusetts and New York, but has called Oregon home for sixteen years. She lives there with her husband and two children. In the past, she pursued her passion for helping others by working as a preschool teacher and literacy coordinator for a mid-sized school district. She is excited to be speaking out to reach other women who struggle with body image issues.