Association of Recovery in Higher Education (ARHE) Conference Presentation – Capacity Building Methodology: Using Online Tools from Capacitype to Build Capacity for Recovery Support at Institutions of Higher Education (2018)

Capacitype™ data and mapping services help groups and organizations build capacity for recovery in their communities. The simple idea behind Capacitype is to invite everyone to go out and map assets – those people, places, and services that people are finding helpful and useful on pathways to recovery. The big idea is to map every community across the country and empower those in recovery to reach their full potential. Since 2013, members of TYR’s grantee network have been using Capacitype to find and make visible the resources in their community that are supportive of students in recovery. This action of finding, mapping, and building relationships has helped over 160 programs throughout their lifecycles. This session will provide attendees with an overview of the capacity building methodology, an orientation to the Community Asset Mapping Toolkit, and hands-on experience using online tools from Capacitype. Included will be a presentation on emerging insights from the broad efforts being made by researchers to create a unifying classification and access system for resources specific to prevention, early intervention, treatment, and recovery support services in the U.S.. Additionally, members of TYR’s community mapping team will be on hand to share observations made since Capacitype first launch in 2014.

Presenter Biography

Christopher Hart is a Partner at the consulting firm sr4 Partners in Chicago and has been leading development activities for Transforming Youth Recovery’s Capacitype Data and Mapping initiative since 2013. Chris received his Bachelor of Arts, Business Management & Human Resources from Gettysburg College.  Chris has partnered to author or co-author the following: 38 Assets for Building Collegiate Recovery Capacity (Revised 2016) and The Assets for Building Collegiate Recovery Capacity (2013).

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