Evaluating Transitional Living Facilities
The purpose of the proposed study is to understand features of sober living homes that promote recovery among women with histories of addiction and trauma. In the current OVW/DOJ-funded study, we are focusing on a unique gender-responsive and trauma-informed recovery community in Phoenix, Arizona—Support, Education, Empowerment, and Directions (SEEDs) program. To learn more about SEEDs, visit: www.natn-az.org/seeds.
By conducting this research, we hope to document the extent to which women who reside at SEEDs report positive outcomes over time. Positive outcomes examined include: maintaining sobriety, promoting psychological adjustment, reducing rates of sexual and domestic violence revictimization, abstaining from criminal offending, preventing unemployment, and, when applicable, regaining or maintaining custody of children. We also want to understand factors (e.g., social support) that help promote positive outcomes over time, and we are especially interested in documenting women’s strengths and resilience.
The findings will provide implications for treatment planning, discharge recommendations, and potential replication of recovery home models specific to women with histories of SUDs and DSV. Anticipated products include several peer-reviewed publications; non-technical reports to be widely disseminated; a manual that details the history, creation, sustainability, outcome tracking instruments, and systems of operation of the SEEDs program; webinars; and archived data.
We will post research findings on this website in the upcoming years. For more information, please contact Dr. Katie Edwards (Principal Investigator). Below, please learn more about our project team!