Association of Recovery in Higher Education (ARHE) Conference Presentation – Community Colleges: The Next Frontier of Recovery Support at Institutions of Higher Education (2018)

In 2016, TYR could identify only six community colleges offering recovery support programs and services. Based on this finding, TYR identified a need for pilot programs to better understand programmatic models that may be effective for supporting students in recovery at community colleges. TYR’s Bridging the Gap grant program supports these pilot programs and is intended to act as a catalyst for building capacity for recovery support on community college campuses across the U.S. The goal of the program is two-fold; first, to help more 2-year institutions initiate recovery support programs and services and second, to study what programs and services are viewed as helpful and useful to students in recovery so that best practices can be shared as the field develops. This session will provide attendees with a recap of TYR’s 2016 research, observations from Year 1 of the grant program, and a rich discussion on survey responses on institutional attitudes and student engagement in recovery support on 2-year campuses.

Presenter Biography

Erin Jones is a research partner for Transforming Youth Recovery and a Principal at sr4 Partners. Erin has acted as the principal investigator on TYR’s research efforts since 2013 authoring or co-authoring the following: Recovery Support in and around Community Colleges in the U.S. (2016), Closing the Gap: An examination of access to Best-in-Class evidence-based alcohol and other drug prevention programs for K-12 students in the U.S. (2015), The State of Recovery High Schools, 2016 Biennial Report (2016), 38 Assets for Building Collegiate Recovery Capacity (Revised 2016), and The Assets for Building Collegiate Recovery Capacity (2013).  Erin received her Masters from Northeastern Illinois University and her Bachelors from Tulane University.