Candice Russell

Best Practices and Principles in Youth Services

Candice Russell is a senior program associate at Advocates for Human Potential, Inc. (AHP). Her areas of subject matter expertise include coordinating treatment, prevention, and recovery supports for adults, people experiencing homelessness, adolescents and transition-age youth (TAY), and pregnant and postpartum women (PPW). Ms. Russell currently serves as a subject matter expert (SME) for the Expanding Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for Youth and Young Adults, California Institute for Behavioral Health Solutions, California Department of Health Care Services Expansion project dedicated to increasing youth access to opioid use disorder (OUD) and stimulant use disorder (StUD) services. She provides wraparound technical assistance (TA) and subject matter expertise to grantees that are implementing workplans aimed at expanding medication for addiction treatment (MAT) and the prevention of stimulant use disorder (StUD) and opioid overdose–related deaths among youth and young adults in California. Previously, Ms. Russell served as a co-facilitator and trainer for the GLATTC Pregnant and Post-Partum (PPW) Summer Leadership Learning Collaborative, which provided training on effective leadership to PPW providers in the Great Lakes region. Ms. Russell also served as a trainer and facilitator for a three-part training for Indiana’s PPW service providers focused on integrating principles and best practices in cultural humility into PPW services.