• 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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Kaitlin  Peterson
MSW

Kaitlin Peterson, MSW, graduated with her MSW from the Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis, concentrating in mental health, in May 2016. Prior to attending Washington University in St. Louis, Kaitlin obtained her BS in family social science with a minor in family violence prevention from the University of Minnesota in May 2014.