Toward an advanced understanding of CRPs: Identifying student needs and employee roles
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
Wed May 1, 2019
Great Hall West
Health & Wellness in Special Populations


Collegiate Recovery Programs (CRPs) were developed to provide support to students in recovery from substance use disorder and are intended to create a safe space in what is often thought of as an “abstinence hostile” university environment (Cleveland et al., 2007). While current research exists on the need for CRPs (Laudet et al., 2014; Smock et al., 2011); the student experience of recovery (Worfler, 2016); and descriptions of local CRP models (Beeson, Whitney, & Peterson, 2017), “much more research is needed to illuminate efficacy and the most effective mechanisms for CRPs” (Holleran Steiker, Grahovac & White, 2014) as well as the “need for continued research regarding the impact of entire programs as well as individual  programmatic elements” (Beeson, Whitney, & Peterson, 2017). These research recommendations provide incentive to offer insight into effective practices through examination of programmatic elements within individual CRPs. An outline of this program will include:

-information on the needs of students in recovery and the roles of of student CRP  employees within a local context, and while this content may not be generalizable, these data may be transferable to other institutions.

- From two distinct sets of data, the learner will be able to see the relationship between student needs and the role of employees in institutionally-sanctioned CRPs to meet those needs.

- These data will fill a gap in the research as related to local, contextual information on specific CRP elements and programs.

Nika Gueci Executive Director, Arizona State University Center for Mindfulness, Compassion, & Resilience

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