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ReCAST: Resiliency in Communities After Stress and Trauma


The purpose of this program is to assist high-risk youth and families and promote resilience and equity in communities that have recently faced civil unrest through implementation of evidence-based violence prevention, and community youth engagement programs, as well as linkages to trauma-informed behavioral health services.


The Goals of ReCAST

  • Building a foundation to promote well-being, resiliency, and community healing through community-based participatory approaches
  • Strengthening the integration of behavioral health services and other community systems to address the social determinants of health
  • Creating more equitable access to trauma informed community behavioral health resources
  • Ensuring that program services are culturally specific and developmentally appropriate

Current Grantees


Successes of ReCAST 2016-2023

  • Trained 19,072 members of the mental health workforce
  • 98,660 community stakeholders trained in trauma-informed approaches, including violence prevention, and mental health literacy
  • 90,057 youth, young adults, and family members provided with high-quality trauma-informed mental health services
  • 7,734 partnerships established among city and community agencies to support high-risk youth and their families
Contact Us

Point of Contact

Jess Leopold, LCSW-C, Public Health Advisor;

Last Updated
Last Updated: 06/15/2023
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