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.
After decades of service as a motivational force for peer support and recovery for individuals with mental health and substance use conditions, Jeanie Whitecraft was the 2012 recipient of the Distinguished Career Award for Outstanding Contributions to Psychiatric Rehabilitation presented by the Pennsylvania Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services. But her story begins a little further back in time starting with the development of The Friends Connection Peer Support Program in 1989 in Philadelphia for individuals with co-occurring disorders. Under her guidance, The Friends Connection worked in partnership with the U Penn Collaborative on Community Inclusion of Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities. These studies lead to national participation with the Consumer-Operated Service Program (COSP) Multi-site Research Initiative funded by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The resulting outcomes showed reductions in hospitalization, making The Friends Connection a national model in evidence-based practices for peer support.
Jenn has been working in mental health for the last twenty years. During that time she has been a relentless force for innovation. She sees sparks—programs and projects with the potential to serve humanity in bright new ways—and tends to them until they catch fire, transforming their surroundings. Jenn transformed one of B.C.s first Peer Support Programs from a small and underutilized program to a robust service that is now extremely valued and supported by the larger mental health system.
I work for RI International as a Recovery Coach, providing education and peer support to those dealing with mental health and addiction challenges.
Hello everyone, My name is Jen and I was recently certified as a WRAP Facilitator. I am from the Pittsburgh, PA area and have worked as a Certified Peer Specialist for the last 4 years in Westmoreland County. I am passionate about helping others in their recovery journey. I'm at my best when I am able to speak from the heart - using my personal experiences, struggles, and wellness tools to empower and support others as they work on their own personal recovery.
Jennifer Shea Thomas is a Certified WRAP Facilitator located in the Twin Cities, Minnesota area and has dedicated more than ten years working within her community to support improved mental health systems of care for children, youth, and families. Jennifer has offered WRAP as a presenter, co-facilitator, working with individuals, family, and a youth wellness group.
I currently reside in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. I am an Air Force veteran that served active duty for 8 years. I deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. I am currently a Veteran Service Officer and am very fortunate to work with and be surrounded by great people who have a passion to help our veterans. I truly believe WRAP is an excellent tool!.
Hello.Working as a peer support specialist I introduce one individual at a time to WRAP and I am excited to share WRAP and the impact it has had on my own well-being with others. I am also committed to gaining more experience as a facilitator and continuing to build my co-facilitating skills.
Jennifer identifies as a "prosumer" who has worked in the field of mental health and developmental disabilities for over 10 years in a variety of roles, all while living with depression since she was a teen. She has two Bachelor's of Science degrees from Colorado State University. NAMI Lexington has currently paired her with her two passions: criminal justice and mental health, and employs her in the position of Fayette Mental Health Court Coordinator.
I am a devoted and genuine person and want to partner in the journey of others. I plan to continue my career in Peer Support by being employed for years to come at NAMI-RI leading the Peer Department. I would like to advance in the WRAP model in a few years of facilitation and then help train new facilitators in the State of RI. I will continue to be a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist and a Certified Community Health Worker and continue my training yearly to uphold these certifications and advance when needed.