Association of Recovery in Higher Education (ARHE) Conference Presentation – Findings from Transforming Youth Recovery’s 2017 Collegiate Recovery Census (2018)

In 2013, Transforming Youth Recovery (TYR) published the 38 Assets for Building Collegiate Recovery Capacity as a guide for its early stage grant program, Seeds of Hope. In 2014 and 2015, TYR surveyed its network of grantees to further validate the initial findings. Now, TYR is undertaking new efforts to understand the diverse types of support programs and services that are being offered to students in recovery at institutions of higher education. In late 2017 and early 2018, TYR spent time conducting research to: (1) Validate the assumption that institutions of higher education are offering diverse types of prevention, treatment, and recovery support programs and services for students, (2) Offer an expanded definitional framework for school-based recovery support services in higher education to assist in the classification of these resources for enhanced access by students and their families, and (3) Update census data on collegiate recovery programs and services in the U.S. This session will cover the findings of this research, which includes responses from 118 unique institutions of higher education to the Collegiate Recovery Census. These findings provide the most comprehensive census the field has to date!

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.

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