The WRAP Facilitator Directory offers connection with locally trained and certified WRAP Facilitators who can offer evidence-based practice WRAP workshops in your community. To be listed in this directory, you must have successfully completed the five-day WRAP Facilitator training offered by the Copeland Center or a current Advanced Level WRAP Facilitator of the Copeland Center. Once listed, refresher training requirements must be met to maintain your listing in the directory.
The directory is designed to fill a need for local resource availability for people seeking WRAP groups. The Copeland Center had to make a sizable investment in technology to get the registry up and running. It is primarily designed for Advanced Level WRAP Facilitators to participate by purchasing bulk listings for their trainees. Because it takes investigation into each individual request that does not come directly through an Advanced Level WRAP Facilitator, the Copeland Center has to do detective work to ensure that individuals were properly trained by qualified trainers and this requires a fee. We encourage WRAP Facilitators to request that their trainers contact the Copeland Center to purchase spaces in the registry and therefore eliminate the research required for an individual request and help make it as affordable as possible to both Advanced Level WRAP Facilitators and WRAP Facilitators. If you qualify to be listed in the directory, please contact the organization or Advanced Level WRAP Facilitator who provided your training. Current Advanced Level WRAP® Facilitators who want to list people they have trained and provided refresher course to should contact us for more information.
Erica Buffington has been actively involved in mental health wellness and recovery for 18 years. She has given presentations in the U.S. and Canada on wellness, recovery and the WRAP in addition to conducting WRAP Facilitator Trainings.
Eugene Priester, III (Abdul Muhaymin Al-Salim) is an Islamic Studies Instructor and Program Manager for Life Skills and Reentry with the Tayba Foundation. After years of struggling with using and selling drugs and an eventual dual Federal and State sentence Eugene was able to gain control of his life. He has used his past experiences to help him to be more effective in connecting with the people that he has mentored, coached, and counseled over the last thirteen (13) years. Eugene (Abdul Muhaymin) is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology while furthering his studies of the Islamic sciences.
As an active duty/reservist with combat and medical trauma backgrounds, I can perhaps relate to some of your experiences. You may find my years of education, training, and military multi-campaign exposure a resource to help you glean the spiritual and natural wisdom needed for more successful post-military living – especially with a past involving trauma. Many of today’s Veterans need assistance for a fulfilling post-service quality-of-life. Traumatic events during military service may raise questions about how to see answers and obtaining resources “beyond themselves” – beyond the psycho-social dimension. This is where Wellness Recovery Action Planning (WRAP) comes in!
"To Be 'Myself' In A World That Is Constantly Trying To Make 'Me' Something Else Is 'My' Greatest Accomplishment." Paraphrase of Ralph Waldo Emerson. This quote sums up my whole life upon my completion of becoming a WRAP Facilitator where I finally accepted that being myself, the best way that I am able to express who I am, is okay and that it is enough.
My name is Genna and I am from Des Moines, IA. I work for a Community Mental Health non-profit. I work with individuals daily who have a variety of diagnoses and backgrounds. WRAP is important to me as it helped me in my journey and I cant wait to see it work for others.
Hello All !!!! I am Gertrude Rice, owner and trainer at Focused Care INC, Where Healing, Teaching & Discovery Come Together. As a WRAP facilitator, as well as a Peer Support Specialist I too have used the WRAP tool to help me through my challenges and would love to share my story with you. I have enjoyed helping individuals in their recovery and I would like to walk with YOU, through your recovery.
Gina Calhoun is a certified peer support specialist and Advanced Level WRAP Facilitator, and has had the opportunity to be part of 16 certified peer specialist trainings, 7 certified peer specialist supervisor trainings and 45 WRAP® trainings. Gina’s unique experience centers around Harrisburg State Hospital (HSH). She used the services at Harrisburg State Hospital for several years before escaping to live on the streets. Gina came back to offer peer support during the closing of HSH. She attributes her recovery journey to supportive relationships that choose to focus on ‘what’s strong’ instead of ‘what’s wrong’; and for the opportunity to work in a supportive environment where she is part of a team making a difference in PA.