Building Capacity for Recovery Support at Institutions of Higher Education
Capacitype™ data and mapping services help groups and organizations build capacity for recovery in their communities. The simple idea behind Capacitype is to invite everyone to go out and map assets – those people, places, and services that people are finding helpful and useful on pathways to recovery. The big idea is to map every community across the country and empower those in recovery to reach their full potential. Since 2013, members of TYR’s grantee network have been using Capacitype to find and make visible the resources in their community that are supportive of students in recovery. This action of finding, mapping, and building relationships has helped over 160 programs throughout their lifecycles. This session provided attendees with an overview of the capacity building methodology, an orientation to the Community Asset Mapping Toolkit, and hands-on experience using online tools from Capacitype. Included is information on emerging insights from the broad efforts being made by researchers to create a unifying classification and access system for resources specific to prevention, early intervention, treatment, and recovery support services in the U.S.