• Women in the Behavioral Health Industry: Why Executive Leadership Needs a New, Female Face

    When universal education activist and Nobel Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai addressed the United Nations in 2013, she pointed out that “we cannot all succeed when half of us are held back.” Her words resonated with women’s rights advocates as she boldly confronted an inequity that still needs to be addressed today, especially in the behavioral health field.


  • Continuing Care Plan Adherence Following Residential Addiction Treatment

    Common sense suggests that greater patient adherence to substance use disorder (SUD) treatment recommendations is associated with better outcomes. Surprisingly, however, there is limited previous research systematically investigating the adherence-outcome relationship in the context of SUD treatment.


Kristina  Padilla

Kristina Padilla works for CCAPP as the education manager that oversees the CCAPP education department. Ms. Padilla is also the coordinator of events for the CCAPP Annual Conferences. She has a bachelor’s of science in criminal justice administration and a master’s degree in counseling Psychology. Ms. Padilla also worked for CAADAC as the past offender mentor certification program director for three years in twelve of the in-prison programs. She worked closely with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) in the California prisons.