The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is awarding up to a total of $38.6 million in Resiliency in Communities After Stress and Trauma (ReCAST) over the next five years to help people and communities recover from, and build resiliency to trauma.
ReCAST grants help communities provide services and supports to youth and families exposed to trauma through natural or man-made disasters or civil disturbances. The grants promote resilience and equity through applying evidence-based, violence prevention, and community youth engagement programs. The grants will also help promote access to trauma-informed behavioral health services.
“Trauma, whether from exposure to manmade or natural disaster can have a devastating effect on people,” said Paolo del Vecchio, Director of SAMHSA’s Center for Mental Health Services. “It can be particularly harmful to youth and people from groups that have traditionally lacked adequate access to behavioral healthcare. ReCAST grants help communities provide services and supports to everyone in need.”
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