ReCAST Timeline

2016 - 2018
A Community in Crisis Speaks

A community in crisis began a journey to respond to trauma in a different way. First ReCAST grant submission

Sept 2018 The ReCAST grant was approved
ReCAST Grant Awarded

The ReCAST grant was awarded to the Mecklenburg County Department of Public Health in September 2018 by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

May 2019 ReCAST Goal 2: Create More Equitable Access
Community Resource Mapping Project

More information on resources throughout Mecklenburg County can be found here

July 2019 ReCAST Goal 1: Promote Resilience and Community Healing
Community Trainings Begin

Resources for Resilience trainings provide personal resilience tools to promote a culture of wellness and equity in workplaces and communities

Aug 2019 ReCAST Goal 2: Create More Equitable Access
Trauma and Resiliency Resources Expand

An online version of ReCAST resources can be found here  

Sept - Oct 2019 ReCAST Goal 1: Promote Resilience and Community Healing
Trauma-Informed Care Summits

National Council for Behavioral Health facilitated two-day summits focused on trauma-informed approaches to 300 participants

Sept 2019 ReCAST Goal 1: Promote Resilience and Community Healing
Becoming Community Trainers

The Resiliency Educator Apprenticeship Program (REAP) provided train-the-trainer tools for community providers

Dec 2019
Year 1 Annual Report Submitted

Click here to read the report

Feb 2020 ReCAST Goal 3: Strengthen Community Systems
2020-2021 Trauma-Informed Learning Community Kickoff Event

Community organizations commit to a common agenda for trauma-informed approaches and improving organizational culture

More information here

March 2020 ReCAST Goal 3: Strengthen Community Systems
Listen and Learn Session

Gaining valuable insight from Dr. Colleen Bridger, Assistant City Manager of the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District, about how San Antonio is implementing trauma informed care within their community

Click here for the presentation

May 2020 - Aug 2020 ReCAST Goal 1: Promote Resilience and Community Healing
Supporting Frontline Workers During COVID-19

In response to the new realities created by the COVID-19 pandemic, ReCAST provided webinars related to practicing self-care and managing anxiety while providing services to youth and families

Sept 2020 ReCAST Goal 3: Strengthen Community Systems
Preventing Stress and Burnout During COVID-19

277 community members partnered with ReCAST to expand trauma-informed approaches in the community

More information here

Sept 2020 ReCAST Goal 2: Create More Equitable Access
Faith Healing Hub Pilot Begins

Equipping faith communities with Navigators that connect youth and families to needed services

More information here

Nov 2020 ReCAST Goal 1: Promote Resilience and Community Healing
Everyday Tools for Stress and Self-Care

Important resources to address trauma, toxic stress, and anxiety that lead to dysregulation in everyday life

Click here to learn more and see upcoming workshops

Dec 2020
Year 2 Annual Report Submitted

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Jan 2021 ReCAST Goal 3: Strengthen Community Systems
Trauma-Informed Learning Community Expands

Advanced coaching and mentoring for organizations looking to dive deeper into trauma-informed practices

April 2021 ReCAST Goal 1: Promote Resilience and Community Healing
Atrium Hospital Youth Violence Prevention Conference

ReCAST funds 100 scholarships for students and service providers to attend

More information here

April 2021 ReCAST Goal 4: Create Community Change through Capacity Building
Engaging with Students

Job shadowing event for students interested in the public health field

May 2021 - Aug 2021 ReCAST Goal 1: Promote Resilience and Community Healing
ReCAST Learning Experience

Over 20 no-cost learning opportunities about how resiliency can support the community

Click here to learn more and see upcoming learning opportunities

June 2021 ReCAST Goal 4: Create Community Change through Capacity Building
Heal Charlotte Stop The Violence Day

City-wide summit focused on violence prevention, kicking off the Heal Charlotte Stop the Violence campaign

Click here to watch a video highlight of the event

Sept 2021 ReCAST Goal 3: Strengthen Community Systems
Community Approach to Systems Change Sessions

Showing how communities can transform dialogue around trauma-informed care and resiliency into action

More information here

Sept 2021 ReCAST Goal 1: Promote Resilience and Community Healing
Mental Health Summit Video

Opportunity to share the wide range of ReCAST efforts that support mental health - click here to watch!

Oct 2021 ReCAST Goal 5: Ensure Programs are Culturally Appropriate
Race Matters for Juvenile Justice 4th Biennial Conference

ReCAST funds 250 scholarships for community members to attend

More information here

Nov 2021 ReCAST Goal 4: Create Community Change through Capacity Building
Youth Violence Prevention Initiative Begins

Supporting youth-serving organizations to expand their work using the CDC VetoViolence model

More information here

Dec 2021
Year 3 Annual Report Submitted

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Jan 2022 ReCAST Goal 2: Create More Equitable Access
Healing Hub Video

Healing Hubs share their stories of how they are impacting the community - click here to watch!

Feb 2022
Presentation to Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners

Update on ReCAST activities, accomplishments, and future plans

Mar 2022 ReCAST Goal 1: Promote Resilience and Community Healing
Self-Care Workshops Begin

Workshop series focused on stress management and wellness for Mecklenburg County staff

Future A More Resilient Mecklenburg is Possible
End of ReCAST Funding - Approaches Continue to Evolve and are Sustained 
  • Community voices will be heard and respected
  • Outcomes are not determined by zip code 
  • The community can re-imagine its own future