Areas of Focus

Capacity Building

All of the research TYR has completed is focused on capacity building, which focuses on identifying community assets to mobilize collaborative efforts towards existing solutions. While our other initiatives have focused specifically on education, we are now expanding our focus to include identifying the root cause of substance misuse. By helping families find resources in their community, we are equipping parents to be their child’s best advocate. Capacitype, an interactive web application developed by TYR, will be the first database of recovery resources of this size. In 2016, we expanded this technology to serve the entire continuum of care, from prevention and intervention to recovery. Over the next two years, we will be populating Capacitype with community resources so that children, families, educators, and advocates will have access to the help they need closest to home.