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Activity and Program Toolkit

An important factor for recovery protection for any student is being able to have fun without using substances. Providing effective activities and programming for your CRP students (or allowing them to plan their own) is an important piece of that puzzle. In addition to being fun, activities and programs allow students to get to know each other better, attract new students to the group, and build community amongst members. Whether you are just starting out and need a few easy programs or activities to complete, or you are an established program looking to switch things up, we hope you will find this toolkit to be helpful in providing meaningful, fun and effective activities and programs for your students.

Navigating Institutional Politics Toolkit

A how-to on navigating institutional politics isn’t typically included in the onboarding process for a new job, but it is a skill that can make or break your time at an institution. Particularly as you work to grow a collegiate recovery program, you will need the ability to navigate these sometimes-complicated waters in order to convince the right people to provide the support you will need to achieve institutionalization and sustainability. Although this guide is far from all-encompassing, it is the hope of TYR that through this toolkit, we can provide you with some food for thought, some questions to ponder, and a few tips and tricks to start leveraging your assets to produce change on your campus.

Navigating Institutional Politics Quick Guide

A how-to on navigating institutional politics isn’t typically included in the onboarding process for a new job, but it is a skill that can make or break your time at an institution. Particularly as you work to grow a collegiate recovery program, you will need the ability to navigate these sometimes-complicated waters in order to convince the right people to provide the support you will need to achieve institutionalization and sustainability. Although this guide is far from all-encompassing, it is the hope of TYR that through this toolkit, we can provide you with some food for thought, some questions to ponder, and a few tips and tricks to start leveraging your assets to produce change on your campus.

Don’t have time to read the full toolkit? Check out our quick guide instead!

Marketing and Outreach Toolkit

Attracting students in recovery is an on-going process, and is critical to the success of any collegiate recovery community. This toolkit is designed for collegiate recovery programs (CRPs) and their members who want to attract students in recovery, get the word out about their CRP, and/or connect with assets on their campus and in their community. This toolkit will assist in generating ideas on how to accomplish these goals through avenues such as social media, campus advertisements, presentations and outreach.

Community Asset Mapping Toolbox

Are you interested in undertaking a large-scale community mapping effort? This toolbox will provide you background on community asset mapping and orient you to a series of activities that you can undertake. This toolbox, in conjunction with the on-going development of the online Capacitype application, highlights a suite of tools designed to accelerate asset (a.k.a. resource) mapping activities throughout the U.S. As a component of capacity building in communities, asset mapping opens the door for everyone to get involved so that efforts become as much about realizing change in the present as they are about supporting those yet to come. The big idea is to map every community across the country and empower those in recovery to live their best life. 

Collegiate Recovery Program Building Blocks Toolkit

When starting a collegiate recovery program (CRP), it may feel as though there are an endless amount of factors to consider. Where should one begin? In this publication, Transforming Youth Recovery outlines the components needed to lay a solid foundation for any CRP.

Collegiate Recovery Program Fundraising Toolkit

The beauty of starting a Collegiate Recovery Program (CRP) is that it influences a vision for the future of your campus. As you begin to build a community of student support on campus and see the powerful impact it is having on student well-being and success, the desire to ensure that this effort remains a lasting part of the university will inevitably set in. During this time focus may shift from the initial concerns of gathering a group of students to ensuring the current program exists as a longstanding student service. As your CRP cycles out of its early notion and establishment stages and into maturity and sustainability one of the issues that is likely to come up is that of finances. Concern may start to arise over how to successfully execute events for a growing number of students, how to better support staff, or more generally how to keep programming and services afloat in an academic environment wrought with strict budgets. The purpose of this publication is to provide the basic tools and knowledge necessary to transform your early stage collegiate recovery efforts into a program with the financial resources needed to stand the test of time.

Collegiate Recovery Program Staff Job Description Toolkit

A goal of most, if not every emerging collegiate recovery program (CRP) is to have a staff position dedicated to its growth. Although most collegiate recovery efforts do not yet have full-time dedicated staff, we anticipate a growing number of collegiate recovery program coordinator positions springing up as more universities recognize the need on their campuses. In this publication we feature job postings for collegiate recovery program coordinators from three different universities.  

Collegiate Recovery Program Student Internship Objectives Toolkit

This internship program is intended for students in recovery or allies of students in recovery. Through this year long internship program the student will be exposed to collegiate recovery efforts and supports both on campus as well as in their local community. The student intern will be expected to take an active role in the growth of the Collegiate Recovery Program (CRP) on their campus and the expanding national collegiate recovery field. It is important that each university tailor the internship to their distinct needs and objectives as well. The overarching goal for this internship is to build capacity, work towards financial stability, and program sustainability for the CRP.

Closing The Gap: 184 Potential Evidence-Based Prevention Programs from Registries (Table C)

184 Potential Evidence-Based Prevention Programs from Registries from 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. (Table C)

Closing The Gap: 17 Best-In-Class Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention Program Rubric (Table D)

17 Best-In-Class evidence-based alcohol and other drug prevention programs for K-12 students in the U.S. from 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. (Table D)

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.

Capacity Building for Collegiate Recovery

This publication could be read as a report from a research team that has spent six months interviewing and surveying individuals with primary experience in collegiate recovery. But don’t be fooled! It is actually a field manual for asset-based community developers. If you are thinking about, engaged in, or stuck in the early stages of a collegiate recovery effort, this is your step-by-step guide for effective action.

School-Based Recovery Support: Characteristics (2013)

This analysis is intended to assist families, professionals, researchers and policymakers with understanding the differences between school choices for students in recovery from a substance use or co-occurring disorder. From the 2013 Market Study for Recovery High Schools.

School-Based Recovery Support: A Framework (2013)

This analysis is intended to assist families, professionals, researchers and policymakers with understanding the differences between school choices for students in recovery from substance use or co-occurring disorders. The framework is organized with the schools closest in type to recovery high schools through those having the least in common with a recovery high school. From the 2013 Market Study for Recovery High Schools.

Recovery School Favorability Report, A State-by-State Look at the Favorability for Starting and Sustaining Recovery Schools (2013)

The Favorability Report provides a listing of applied scoring by favorability indicator. For each indicator, a state could receive the score of H for high favorability, N for neutral or L for low favorability. Where data could not be located or an indicator did not apply to a particular state the designation, ND (No Data) was used. Where data could not be collected from a particular state due to no response, the indicators was left blank. From the 2013 Market Study for Recovery High Schools.