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.
Suzanne Spencer is executive director of the Delray Beach Drug Task Force. She brings leadership and a steadfast commitment to both the community and the vulnerable population served by the Drug Task Force. She has a ten-year history in the nonprofit sector, specializing in administration, communication, special events, fundraising, and leadership.
Suzanne’s accomplishments include serving as board member of the Inner Circle Network, as well as previous roles on the advisory board for the Florida Association of Recovery Residences, and the Ethics Committee. She is working towards a master’s degree in organizational leadership. Suzanne is certified as a recovery support specialist and peer support specialist.
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