Wheatley, M. & Castillo, J. Utah State Legislature. (2018). University of Utah recovery-ready community. Recover @ the U. 2018 General session: General Fund, Education Fund, and Select Other Services. Higher Education. $100,000 (ongoing).
- In 2018, working closely with Representative Mark Wheatley and personnel with Community Solutions Consulting, undergraduate and graduate students affiliated with Recover @ the U (student organization) were able to testify in front of the Utah State Legislature (i.e., Higher Education Appropriations Committee) informing them of challenges and problems associated with alcohol and drug issues on college campuses nationwide (including the University of Utah) and strategies to combat these issues. Established in 2015, Recover @ the U is a student-led, peer-recovery group intended to provide assistance and support to students who are in recovery and/or managing their sobriety. In previous years, Recover @ the U has hosted/conducted numerous psycho-social education support groups, community outreach and awareness workshops, and sober social events. With the funds received from the Utah State Legislature, Recover @ the U has secured both of a physical space and a full-time staff member, which will help the program to expand its services and further assist and support the population.
Frost, C. J. (PI), Gren, L. H. Community advocacy group evaluation & Salt Lake City Police Department (SLCPD) data analysis. SLCPD Contract. Total funds: $40,000. October 2018 – October 2019.
- The purpose of this project is to conduct a needs assessment and SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats) analysis with the Community Advocacy Group and analyze data on officer disbursement and crime density.
Hunter, R. (PI), Tecle, A. S. (PI), and Kagabo, R. Global learning across the disciplines: Developing social work curriculum for the global context. University of Utah. Total funds: $10,000. January 2018 – December – 2019.
- The project will review and enrich the undergraduate social work required curriculum to meet International social work standards and the Intercultural Knowledge and Competence Value Rubric. The methods used for creating a more inclusive curriculum that is program wide and multi-level, includes: a curriculum audit, integration of global content, faculty and field instructor workshops, and the development of assessment strategies to establish the degree to which students are realizing global contexts, knowledge and skills.