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.
I first had the experience with WRAP in 2010 when I also became a Peer Support Specialist. Since then I have taught WRAP as a Co-Facilitator at Community Alliance and now at the Friendship Program in Omaha, NE. The WRAP refresher training keeps me current with an up to date three day course. - and that's a WRAP!
I have been facilitating WRAP for 6 years now and it is a great experience watching individuals develop their WRAP plans and grow in the group and personal experience. I look forward to continuing to support those willing to work on their recovery and personal development.
Jane Winterling is Director of the Vermont Recovery Education Project for the Copeland Center. Previously, she served as Grant & Education Director for Vermont Psychiatric Survivors and as a consultant to Vermont Blueprint for Health Project. Jane is one of the original group of people responsible for the idea and development of WRAP. For this reason she has the ability to bring a unique knowledge of WRAP and the history of its development that is inspiring and allows others to share in the amazing journey of how WRAP began, the people who influenced it and helped to deepen our understanding of what it means to be well thus making WRAP what it is today.
I successfully utilize my WRAP plan every day. I know the value of using Wellness Tools to achieve and maintain wellness in my life. I have continued to love facilitating WRAP Workshops and supporting individuals in writing their own plans for wellness since 2005. I am a Peer Support Specialist as well as a Creativity Life Coach.
While Janice has a BA, she was awarded the RI Outstanding Peer Recovery Specialist award for 2017. Additionally she is a Certified Peer Wellness Coach. She is on the Newport Board of Mental Health. She is a NAMI mentor. She also facilitates Peer to Peer 8-week classes, NAMI Connection groups, and WHAM.
I have been a CPS since 2006. Many WRAPS later I had the opportunity to take the WRAP Co-facilitator training. So glad I did, now I can help give back to the community what was given to me. I have schizoaffective bipolar disorder and haven’t been in a facility since 2002. I had been living WRAP before I was ever introduced to it.
I am committed to wellness in my life and I encourage others to value wellness in their life journeys, too. It is challenging to live each breath aligned with the values that honor goodness in every life, and to encourage that goodness to increase. That's what WRAP helps me to do, as a daily practice.
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.