• 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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Lora  Passetti
MS

Lora Passetti, MS, has worked in the field of adolescent substance use treatment research for over eighteen years and managed multiple studies of the Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach and Assertive Continuing Care. She has also studied youth involvement in mutual support groups. She is currently a project manager at Chestnut Health Systems.