Technical Assistance for Collegiate Recovery

What is Technical Assistance?

Technical Assistance (TA) refers to the provision of support, guidance, and expertise to individuals or organizations in addressing technical challenges, resolving issues, and enhancing their understanding of complex concepts. In simple terms, TA involves transferring knowledge from one party to another.

ARHE Technical Assistance (TA): Tailored Support for Collegiate Recovery Programs

While technical assistance can take many forms (such as sharing information, providing guidance and mentorship, assisting in skill or resource development, providing networking opportunities, project consultation, and more), the below examples are some of the ways in which TA through ARHE can directly help to support the growth and sustainability of collegiate recovery programs: 

  1. Program Development:
    • Assessment and Planning: Evaluate the current state of the institution’s CRP and develop a strategic plan for growth.
    • Policy and Procedure Creation: Assist in creating or refining policies and procedures that align with industry standards and best practices.
    • Program Structure: Provide guidance on establishing an effective program structure that meets the unique needs of the institution.
  2. Strategic Planning:
    • Community Engagement: Develop strategies for outreach, collaboration, and partnerships within and beyond the campus community.
    • Long-Term Vision: Work on a roadmap for the CRP’s future, including expansion plans and sustainability measures.
    • Goal Setting: Collaboratively set achievable short-term and long-term goals for the CRP.
  3. Resource Optimization:
    • Financial Planning: Identify potential funding sources, grants, and opportunities for financial support.
    • Space Utilization: Optimize the use of physical spaces on campus to support recovery-related activities.
    • Staffing Recommendations: Provide guidance on staffing needs, including roles, responsibilities, and qualifications.
  4. Training and Education:
    • Professional Development: Offer training sessions for CRP staff, faculty, and administrators to enhance their understanding of collegiate recovery.
    • Student Education Programs: Develop educational programs to raise awareness about recovery, addiction, and related topics.
  5. Evaluation and Improvement:
    • Data Analysis: Assist in collecting and analyzing data to evaluate the CRP’s effectiveness.
    • Continuous Improvement: Provide recommendations for improvements based on evaluation outcomes and industry benchmarks.
    • Quality Assurance: Implement systems for ongoing quality assurance to maintain high standards.
  6. Event Planning and Execution:
    • Event Strategy: Develop strategies for organizing impactful events that align with the CRP’s goals.
    • Networking Opportunities: Facilitate connections with other CRPs, organizations, and professionals in the field.
  7. Navigating Challenges:
    • Conflict Resolution: Provide support in addressing conflicts within the CRP or with external stakeholders.
    • Community Resistance: Develop strategies to address resistance or misconceptions about the CRP within the larger community.
  8. Communication Strategies:
    • Internal Communication: Enhance communication within the CRP, fostering collaboration and transparency.
    • External Communication: Develop strategies for effectively communicating the CRP’s mission, successes, and impact to the broader community.
  9. Technology Integration:
    • Digital Resources: Provide recommendations for integrating technology to enhance CRP communication, outreach, and efficiency.
  10. Customized Solutions:
    • Tailored Support: Offer solutions based on the specific needs and challenges faced by the institution’s CRP.

Connect with ARHE today to explore how our Technical Assistance can elevate and strengthen your Collegiate Recovery Program!



Receive Technical Assistance From ARHE

ARHE has hired a full-time Technical Assistance Coordinator, funded by a grant from the Peer Recovery Center of Excellence.

Bret Frazier

Have questions? Email Bret Frazier at

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The Peer Recovery Center of Excellence’s primary purpose is to respond to training & TA requests regarding topics surrounding peer recovery support. Their focus areas are:

      • Peer service integration
      • RCO capacity building
      • Peer workforce development
      • Evidence-based and emerging best practices
      • Diversity, equity, and inclusion

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