• 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).


  • 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.


Fred  Viola


Fred Viola moved into the law enforcement field in 2002. He spent three years as a group supervisor at the Nevada County Juvenile Hall and then moved into the position of Probation Officer where he currently works with adult offenders. As the Correction Department began to implement Evidence Based Practice, Fred began meeting with his clients to focus on reaching others by building a support group. Project H.E.A.R.T. Inc. (Holding Excellence Above Relapse Team) was formed and began building trusting relationships and friendships with those struggling with life destabilizing issues.