• 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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Candice  Stewart-Sabin

Candice Stewart-Sabin is a licensed psychologist and currently employed by the Veterans Administration Health Care system in Palm Harbor, FL.  The majority of her career has been providing clinical and consulting services for American Indian and Alaska Native People. She is one of the developers and authors of the "Walking in Beauty on the Red Road" manual. This is a model that promotes the integration of AI/AN traditional ways and healing into the treatment of addiction and mental health services.  She has dedicated her career to promoting the importance of clinicians providing culturally responsive services.