Notable Clients & Projects

Miami-Dade County CARES Act Grant for COVID-19 Mental Health Awareness

COVID-19 Mental Health & Wellness Program 

RER developed the Program to assist Miami-Dade County residents navigate the myriad of challenges during and post the COVID-19 pandemic, with an emphasis on the wide spectrum of mental health-related issues associated with disasters and pandemics. RER secured strategic partners to successfully develop and deliver a multi-layered, evidence-informed program (CMHWP) to the residents of Miami-Dade County. 

The RER Team developed the program methodology, implemented policies and procedures for verifying program fidelity and provided participants with a variety of support services to address key areas of need as affected by the COVID-19 pandemic: Stress, Anxiety, Depression, and Support to help them in their mental health and wellness journey. 

The program targeted all 2.8 million Miami-Dade residents, but focused additional resources on those residents living in hard to reach and marginalized communities. Further, the program resourced a team of Subject Matter Experts to deliver all aspects of the program in a culturally and linguistically competent manner including surveys, marketing materials, and educational modules in English, Spanish, and Haitian Creole – the three primary languages in Miami-Dade County. At the end of the engagement period, RER exceeded the goals set by Miami-Dade County by 103%. 

MDCPS - Miami-Dade County Public Schools

Police and Community Engagement Training  for Miami-Dade County Public Schools

Police and Community engagement Training with Miami-Dade County Public School Police Department. This training was developed to build trusting relationships between school police and students through focus group sessions. Program designed involved facilitating focus group sessions with school police districtwide and stimulating dialogue with police regarding their feelings, beliefs and customs of policing students in the school district. The second phase of this program involved bringing students, parents and school police officers together to discuss their feelings and beliefs regarding daily interaction with each other. According to reports, these focus group sessions gave students a more humanistic view of police and police a more cultural awareness about how students perceive police officers. Pre- and Post-test questioners were designed to capture the variance in perceptions.

City of Miami Police

City of Miami Let’s Talk it Through Teen Dialogue Workshops

RER’s provided a series of 10 community engagement Workshop with City of Miami Police Officers and Teen residents from Wynwood, East Little Havana, Liberty City, Overtown, and West Grove communities. These workshops were designed to build trusting relationships between City of Miami police and Teenagers from the aforementioned communities through group rap sessions which ultimately leads to gaining a better understanding between Police and Teenagers.

Cultural Sensitivity Training

Big Brothers Big Sisters cultural sensitivity training for working with black male mentees. This program was developed as a three-part series to address the cultural differences between the mentors, mentees, and the mentee’s guardians. Cultural and linguistic competencies were presented during this training series to enhance the relationship with black male mentees and their mentors.

FMU - Florida Memorial University

Resource and Funding Development

Fund Development with Florida Memorial University. RER developed a structural approach for the Sponsored Learning Department of FMU for securing grants and streamlining the process for grant solicitation for faculty and staff.

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