Resiliency Educator Apprenticeship Program (REAP) - Supporting Schools and Communities to Create a Culture of Resiliency on Their Own (See Description for exact times)

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This event is funded through Mecklenburg County ReCAST, a SAMHSA-funded grant initiative.

This event is funded through Mecklenburg County ReCAST, a SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) grant awarded to Mecklenburg County Public Health. ReCAST supports community-based approaches to improved behavioral health and violence prevention for youth and families that strengthen ways communities collectively reduce trauma and engage and empower residents for sustained community change and healing.

Who Should Attend?
This event is for individuals or groups, especially those who engage in direct service provision for youth and families in Mecklenburg County, who are interested building personal and community resilience. This event is for employees/staff within Education, Healthcare, Faith communities, Non-profit (especially youth-serving organizations), Government, Justice, and MOU partners of Mecklenburg County ReCAST, who are interested building personal and community resilience.

Interested participants must complete the application process to be invited to attend the REAP Training on December 2-5, 2019. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt. Space is limited to 16 participants. Invited participants will receive a special registration code via email to register for the training.
Click HERE to download and complete the application.

Participants that are selected and complete the 4-day training will become a partner with Mecklenburg ReCAST in developing community resilience. Participants will then be eligible to be added to the ReCAST Reconnect Speakers Bureau and compensated for trainings held within the ReCAST priority zip codes. Participants will receive instructions on how to coordinate and evaluate trainings through the ReCAST Reconnect Speakers Bureau at the completion of the 4 Day Training.

Resiliency Educator Certification Requirements

  1. RE candidates must attend a two-day Reconnect training prior to beginning their apprenticeship.

  2. RE candidates must complete an application and be selected to be admitted to the apprenticeship program.

  3. RE candidates receive 26 hours of training during which they review the Reconnect resiliency tools and are given opportunities to practice teaching the Reconnect concepts within both the classroom and in the field. In addition, RE candidates will learn how to facilitate a practice group and will receive coaching on how to do a resiliency tool demonstration.

  4. RE candidates must sign the Resources for Resilience™ Licensing Agreement that will be provided to all REAP participants.

  5. After the 26-hour training, RE candidates are required to participate in four, one-hour discussion groups with other RE candidates; these discussion groups, which are hosted by RFR mentors, can be completed either locally or remotely. Discussion groups will be held approximately every six weeks over a period of six-months and are an opportunity for RE candidates to discuss concepts included in the training, participate in simulated practice groups, and practice teaching didactic segments of the training. In addition, RE candidates can bring their questions and troubleshoot any difficulties they are having with the curriculum as they begin to teach it in their communities.

  6. Within three weeks of the 26-hour REAP training, RE candidates are required to submit a written take-home questionnaire to their mentor.

  7. RE candidates are also asked to attend at least one two-day Reconnect training following their REAP. During this training, they will learn the mechanics of running a training, practice teaching elements of the Reconnect curriculum to community members, shadow other REs, and receive supervision from RFR senior trainers. This element represents the apprenticeship part of the program and is an essential component to each RE’s development. Reconnect trainings are offered at various locations around the state, and mentors will keep RE candidates apprised of upcoming and ongoing shadowing opportunities. Please note that REs will not be charged to attend these events and can attend as many trainings as they wish to negotiate with their mentor.

  8. Each RE candidate will complete a fidelity assessment. As RE candidates shadow Reconnect trainings and participate in follow-up discussion groups with their mentor, they will be given opportunities to demonstrate their readiness to teach various parts of the Reconnect curriculum. Once their mentor has signed-off on their ability to perform each required element of the training, the RE candidate will have completed the fidelity checklist.

Event Information
The Resources for Resilience™ (RFR) Resiliency Educator Apprenticeship Program (REAP) offers schools and localities an opportunity to have their own team or community members trained as Resiliency Educators (REs). This apprenticeship program is designed both for those who serve individuals and communities affected by trauma, and those affected directly by trauma. Our goal in training community members is to build capacity among non-traditional leaders who have been impacted by trauma and who can, in turn, become healers for their community or generation.
This curriculum offers tools for well-being and does not require REs to be mental health professionals. After attending a two-day Reconnect for Resilience™ (Reconnect) training, RE candidates begin their apprenticeship by attending a four-day REAP training wherein they review the elements of the Reconnect curriculum, practice teaching it to other participants, and practice presenting it to community members in the field. Following their four-day REAP training, RE candidates receive six months of mentoring from one of RFR’s senior trainers. This portion of their apprenticeship includes an additional four virtual discussion groups led by an RFR senior trainer, ongoing email contact and troubleshooting support, and opportunities to shadow at Reconnect trainings and receive supervision as they practice teaching in the community. In addition, senior trainers will offer an additional day of face-to-face support in the candidates’ locality.

Mon, Dec 2 - Thurs, Dec 5, 2019
Mon 10am - 4:30pm
Tues 8am - 4:30pm
Wed 8am - 4:30pm
Thurs 8am - 4pm
(Must Attend ALL 4 days)
Registration Fee covers a Light Breakfast and Lunch.

Expert faculty from Resources for Resilience™

Continuing Education Credits include:

  • CEUs/Contact Hours
    This Activity fulfills the requirement of 2.6 Continuing Education Units (CEUs), representing 26.0 contact hours.

  • NC Psychologists Credit
    26.0 Contact Hours (category A) CE for NC Psychologists

  • Public School Personnel Renewal Credit
    Certificates for 26.0 contact hours of education will be awarded by day at the completion of the event.

  • National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC)

Charlotte AHEC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5096. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Charlotte AHEC is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.


Cortney J Fowler, BSBA


Dec 2 - 5, 2019
Check-In Time
8:00 AM
26.00 - Contact Hours (category A) CE for NC Psychologists
2.60 - CEU
26.00 - Contact Hours
26.00 - NBCC Hours
Charlotte AHEC
Classroom 14
Dec 2 - 5, 2019
Charlotte AHEC
Classroom 14
Registration Fee - (MUST HAVE CODE) Light Breakfast and Lunch Provided. MUST have completed the application process and received invitation
Registration Fee for Mecklenburg County Employees ONLY (MUST HAVE CODE) Light Breakfast and Lunch Provided. MUST have completed the application process and received invitation.
Registration Fee Scholarship (MUST HAVE CODE) Light Breakfast and Lunch Provided. MUST have completed the application process and received invitation.
Contact Hours
Contact Hours (category A) CE for NC Psychologists
NBCC Hours