Collegiate Recovery Asset Survey Report (2014)

The Collegiate Recovery Asset Survey aims to update studies undertaken to identify community assets that can help students in recovery to thrive in the fullness of the college experience.

The unshakable focus of this work is to develop a methodology for increasing the capacity of a collegiate community to provide students in recovery the assets they need to pursue academic, recovery, and life goals.

This survey is not intended to evaluate the effectiveness of any given college-based recovery program or effort. Rather, it is intended to help better understand how certain assets are being mobilized into practices that best support students in recovery.

Survey invitations are extended annually to named program coordinators of collegiate recovery programs or efforts that receive grant funding through Transforming Youth Recovery. The survey asks those coordinators, based on their experience with the collegiate recovery program/effort at their institution, to identify which assets they believe are critical to start serving and supporting college students in recovery and essential to serving and supporting college students in recovery on an ongoing basis, which assets are essential to serving and supporting college students in recovery on an ongoing basis but not critical to start, and which assets are neither critical to start serving and supporting college students in recovery on an ongoing basis nor critical to start serving and supporting college students in recovery.

Starting in 2014, the survey was lengthened to ask program coordinators about the nature of their collegiate recovery program/effort (CRP/E), the relationship between their CRP/E and local community-based assets, and the practices that are a result of their CRP/E.

Results from the survey are used to annually evaluate the usefulness of 38 assets that are the basis for building collegiate recovery capacity across the United States. To date, asset models have had limited application within the field of collegiate recovery. The application of asset models in this context can aid and inform researchers and practitioners interested in the advancement and proliferation of collegiate recovery programs. The collegiate recovery asset survey instrument is designed to annually refresh and update research originally published in April, 2013 by The Stacie Mathewson Foundation.



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