Trauma Informed Services
ReCAST Minneapolis Connect
Minneapolis is made up of vibrant and diverse communities who all experience trauma in different ways. ReCAST Minneapolis is committed to building the capacity of our communities and changing the way we think and talk about trauma in our communities and repair and recover after experiencing one or more traumatic events that have impacted you, a family member or your community. As a City, we must take care of our mental, emotional, spiritual and physical wellbeing. Here are a few things you can do to take care of yourself today:
- Focus on the good, even when life is hard
- Reach out to a friend
- Get physically active
- Take care of your spirit
- Stop negative self-talk
- Find resources below
ReCAST Minneapolis invites you to connect with community cultural healers - individuals from a particular culture and/or ethnic group whose work is rooted in traditional practices as sources of healing and resiliency, rather than western scientific practices alone - or a mental health provider - professionals who provide therapeutic treatment. Community cultural healers use some of these strategies: meditation, prayer, smudging, using herbs and spices, using essential oils, using traditional medicines, mind-body practices, etc.
ReCAST Connect, now called the Cultural Health & Wellness Directory, aims at connecting the BIPOC community to a network of culturally specific practitioners who provide mental health and healing services as well as other forms of healing from trauma. This website has been developed in partnership with Cultural Wellness Center, Relationships LLC , and the African American Leadership Forum (AALF). Limited funding is available to increase the capacity of providers to provide support services to residents who are seeking services after a traumatic event that impacted them, their family member, or their community. Services should be aimed towards improving behavioral health outcomes, reducing trauma, supporting community change and creating systems change for more racially equitable outcomes. If you’ve completed step one and are interested in receiving seed funding please fill out the form.
Last updated Nov 6, 2020