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Southeastern receives recovery grant

Wednesday, February 7, 2018
by: Tonya Lowentritt


     HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University’s Counseling Center has been awarded a $1,000 grant to assist students in recovery from substance abuse disorders and other addictive behaviors. The grant was awarded through Transforming Youth Recovery, a nonprofit organization founded in 2013.
     “Transforming Youth Recovery (TYR) studies the community, educational and peer networks that influence youth development and achievement and is providing solutions that are dramatically expanding family and school-based prevention, intervention and recovery support services – one community, one school and one student at a time,” said University Counseling Center Assistant Director of Programming and Outreach Annette Baldwin.
     The grant will provide Southeastern with early stage seed funding to engage in a capacity building approach aimed at building the relationships necessary to better meet the needs of students in recovery on campus, Baldwin added.
     The grant also will support the creation of an online map of community recovery assets intended to facilitate a nation-wide network of resource sharing and collaboration among collegiate recovery practitioners, students and community members.
     “We will be leading the way for our students in recovery to maintain a quality academic experience along with their recovery. We are excited to be joining this national movement to support the collegiate recovery experience,” said Baldwin. “In undertaking this project, the ultimate goal is to create a sustainable collegiate recovery program on campus that provides a safe, supportive, and fun environment for students in recovery from substance use disorders and other addictive behaviors.”
     For more information, contact Baldwin at (985) 549-3894 or Recovery@Southeastern.edu.
     For more information about TYR, visit http://www.transformingyouthrecovery.org/




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