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The 38 Assets for Building Collegiate Recovery Capacity, 2014 Survey Report (2014)

The annual Collegiate Recovery Asset Survey, supported by Transforming Youth Recovery, 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. 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.

Market Study for Recovery High Schools: Recovery School Favorability Report, Association of Recovery Schools (2013)

The 2013 Market Study for Recovery High Schools supported by The Stacie Mathewson Foundation presents the landscape of recovery schools (recovery high schools) in the U.S. and offers an analysis of the conditions that will promote or hinder the future expansion of this type of school-based recovery support.

The Assets for Building Collegiate Recovery Capacity (2013)

This research funded by The Stacie Mathewson Foundation leverages asset models to describe community-based assets. 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.Importantly this work is not intended to evaluate the effectiveness of any given college-based recovery program. Rather, the intent is to identify the assets that a community can apply to establish, support, grow and sustain collegiate recovery efforts.

Collegiate Recovery Asset Survey, 2015 Report (2015)

The annual Collegiate Recovery Asset Survey, supported by Transforming Youth Recovery, aims to update studies under­taken to identify community assets that can help students in recovery to thrive in the fullness of the college experience. Starting in 2014, the survey was lengthened to ask TYR Grantees 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. In 2015, the survey was extended further to ask a series of open-ended questions meant to inform a discussion on indicators that may be predictive of institutional endorsement or acceptance of a CRP/E. The intention is to deepen the understanding of the practices that might contribute to the long-term sustainability of CRP/Es within campus communities. A total of 91 CRP/Es participated in this year’s survey.

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)

Closing The Gap presents the landscape of K-12 prevention programs in the U.S. as captured by a number of online databases and offers a cross-referencing of registries and evaluator sites in order to identify 17 Best-In-Class evidence-based alcohol and other drug prevention programs. Additionally, a rich history of school-based health and prevention is provided.

Recovery Support in and around Community College Campuses in the U.S. (2016)

This study examines the landscape of recovery support in and around community colleges in the United States, and the role that community colleges play in the continuum of recovery support for young people in recovery.

Doors to Recovery, Community Asset Mapping Report (2015)

This report is meant to be a catalyst for connecting people to resources and informing a network of coordinated care and support in and around Reno, Nevada. Based on community asset mapping activities conducted by the Community Mapping Team, the ongoing work will be to strive for a better understanding of how individuals and families are trying to access or are moving in and out of services and programs; this will ensure advocacy efforts can target the right capacity-building efforts to address any gaps or barriers in pathways to recovery. At this starting point, TYR aims to enhance existing network connections and activities to purposefully contribute to what is working and make visible the paths people are seeking to find.

The State of Recovery High Schools, 2016 Biennial Report, Association of Recovery Schools (2016)

The 2016 State of Recovery High Schools report is the first in a series of intended biennial publications from the Association of Recovery Schools (ARS). These reports aim to prepare and inspire starters and operators of recovery high schools to perform at their very best and directly contribute to the expanding body of principles, disciplines and tools that set the gold standard for educating and supporting students in recovery. In addition, each report presents the current landscape for recovery schools in the United States and highlights the latest research being undertaken by ARS to strengthen the expertise, resources and data-driven best practices that the organization looks to extend  to recovery high schools through training, consulting and accreditation services. Overall, the State of Recovery High Schools is intended for those who advocate for the educational inclusion of youth recovery. This report offers a refresh of the foundational 2013 Market Study for Recovery High Schools which was originally funded by The Stacie Mathewson Foundation.