• 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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Barbara  Schmidt

With over 30 years of the study of religion, sacred text, psychology, meditation, and self-help and with nearly 10 years of teaching Barb founded the not-for-profit Peaceful Mind Peaceful Life as an organization that provides educational and inspirational opportunities for individuals to create a happy, loving, peaceful life. In 2001, Barb partnered with the Peace Studies program at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida to promote dialogue and guidance for individuals seeking peace within themselves and their communities. She is the author of The Practice: A Way of Life.

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