Behavioral Work in Progress: Substance Misuse Recovery Models for Under-Represented Populations

Date & Time Nov 17 2022 12:00 PM - 1:20 PM
Location Robertson Hall
Kristine De Jesus
Audience Open to the Public, Registration Required

The Kahneman-Treisman Center is pleased to announce the next session in its new lunchtime seminar series presenting works in progress by Center Affiliates, on Thursday, November 17, at noon with Sugarman Practitioner in Residence Kristine De Jesus.

Kristine De Jesus is a vocal ally for people in recovery from substance use disorder and is an organizer involved in the local and national recovery advocacy movement. While a Sugarman Fellow, Dr. De Jesus has been creating a virtual student recovery community platform that will ensure services are centered in supporting students from systematically marginalized groups within higher education and are grounded in models of equity and justice. This virtual recovery program will target students at colleges that do not offer collegiate recovery programs, specifically at minority serving institutions (including tribal colleges and historically Black colleges/universities), community colleges, and trade schools, with the intention of reducing both health and academic disparities and increasing the successful matriculation of students in recovery in the post-secondary education setting. Previously, Dr. De Jesus has worked at Montclair State University as the Coordinator of the Alcohol and Other Drugs program; in Tuttleman Counseling Services at Temple University as the educational coordinator of the Campus Alcohol Substance Awareness (CASA) program; and as an employment consultant helping people with Autism Spectrum Disorders and other mental health issues enter or return to the workforce. 

In this works in progress session, Kristine asks the community to provide feedback on her project, specifically her outreach model and measurement approach.

All members of the Princeton community—undergraduates, graduate students, fellows, staff, and faculty—are invited. Lunch will be served at noon with a 30-40 minute presentation beginning at 12:15, with time afterward for discussion.