Fayetteville
State University’s (FSU) Center for Personal Development (CPD), Counseling and
Student Disability Services, received two grants totaling nearly $54,000. The
grants were awarded by the University of North Carolina System.

The
first award was in the amount of $46,275 for the establishment of a Bronco
Whole Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC) Program. The second grant was a
Student Health Emergency Mini Grant in the amount $7,499. Both grants were submitted
by Ms. Dionne Hall and Ms. Gloria S. Wells, Licensed Clinical Mental Health
Counselors within the CPD.

The
CPD recognizes the importance of providing all four sequential stages of
Substance Use treatment within the outpatient setting.  The CPD currently provides effective
prevention strategies and actively engages students in substance use counseling
services.  Once students meet treatment
outcomes and transition to early recovery services, there are limited wrap
around services that are available to assist students in their journey of
recovery.

The
implementation of the CRC program will expand FSU’s ability to offer
comprehensive substance use services while creating an inclusive atmosphere to
foster lifelong changes in students’ lives. 
By doing so, the CPD will be assisting in retaining students, increasing
graduation rates while improving student life and services.   

Led
by Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors (LCMHC) from the CPD, the Bronco
Whole Collegiate Recovery Community Program will encompass all four sequential
stages within the Outpatient Level of Care, as outlined by The American Society
of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), by offering a variety of pathways to recovery
through a Collegiate Recovery Community Program; provide students access to the
most empirically supported alcohol abuse prevention program for use with
college students, engage FSU staff, faculty and students in educational
activities and training opportunities and increase awareness through the
distribution and promotion of substance use materials and resources.

Funding
from the Emergency Mini Grant permitted the CPD to implement initiatives that
seamlessly transitioned traditional face-to-face counseling services to an
alternative platform during the COVID-19 pandemic event.   This enabled students to remain connected and engaged in counseling
services; access to evidenced-based substance use prevention programming was
increased and counseling staff remained accessible to students, faculty
and staff for workshops, presentations and resource dissemination. 

About
Fayetteville State University

Fayetteville
State University is a constituent institution of The University of North
Carolina System and the second-oldest public institution of higher education in
the state, having been founded in 1867. FSU is a historically black university
offering degrees at the baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral levels. With more
than 6,300 students, Fayetteville State University is among the most diverse
institutions in the nation. To learn more about Fayetteville State University,
visit www.uncfsu.edu.

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