Dear Friends in Wellness,
In 2002, I participated in my first WRAP workshop and my life changed forever. As I developed my WRAP, my self-confidence increased in amazing ways. My list of “What I Am Like When I Am Well” became a new way of thinking about myself. Feelings of defectiveness started to fade away. I was no longer ashamed to have a mental health challenge.
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The Copeland Center partnered with Intentional Peer Support to broadcast a webinar. IPS is a way of thinking about and inviting powerfully transformative relationships among people. By focusing on the tasks and principles of mutual support, practitioners learn to use relationships to see things from new angles, develop greater awareness of personal and relational patterns, and support and challenge each other in trying new things. Many people involved with WRAP have found IPS an invaluable tool for both their work and personal life. Learn more about this important and timely practice. Seasoned trainers from Intentional Peer Support team will be presenting this webinar.
On May 20, Executive Director Matthew Federici presented in a SAMHSA webinar series called Expanding Behavioral Health Community-Based Crisis Response Systems. He presented an overview of Wellness Recovery Action Planning, with a focus on Crisis Planning and Post Crisis Planning. You can listen to the recorded webinar at the SAMHSA website.
The series of 6 webinars began on May 7, 2014 and will run every two weeks through July 14. These webinars will describe new and emerging crisis response practices across a continuum of need that includes pre-crisis planning, early intervention, crisis stabilization, and post-crisis support. In addition, the webinar series will explore the types of outcomes sought for different approaches, how these approaches are financed, and provide State and local examples.
By Bre Williams, Advanced Level WRAP Facilitator
On April 28th-May 2nd, PEERS happily certified 18 African American WRAP Facilitators, under the tutelage of amazing Advanced Level WRAP Facilitators BJ North, Sharon Kuehn, and Ray Mills. The experience, the sight, and the fruition of months of planning, advocating, and believing, was truly an uplifting and empowering experience. BJ North commented that “WRAP history has been made”, as there had yet to be an all-African-American 5 day facilitators training. The newly certified facilitators had the honor of being welcomed to the wonderful world of WRAP facilitation from president of the Copeland Center Board Khatera Aslami-Tamplen, and Executive Director of the Copeland Center Matthew Federici via Skype.
WRAP® for People with Developmental Distinctions is a workbook based on the Wellness Recovery Action Plan®. It is beneficial for adults who have their own unique way of learning and/ or communicating. It guides a person through a process to develop his/her own plan to live a happier and health
"For twelve years WRAP® has made a significant difference in my life. I now state, “I am the best me I know.” From its inception in 2005 the Copeland Center has been the primary worldwide provider of training/education, technical assistance, and consultation on the work of Mary Ellen Copeland and the Wellness Recovery Action Plan®. The Copeland Center makes a difference in the wellness of individuals, organizations, and systems of care. The Copeland Center hosts WRAP® Around the World and Summits that offer important worldwide networking and educational opportunities.
All WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Plan) facilitators are dedicated to a system of Values and Ethics that helps everyone involved to feel safe, comfortable, and respected. One of the points of our Values and Ethics is: “Participants are treated as equals with dignity, compassion, mutual respect, and unconditional high regard.” When I first heard the term, “unconditional high regard”, I was thrilled. I thought it was one of the best word combinations I had ever heard. As a facilitator, this term personifies the Values and Ethics of WRAP, and makes it very simple to remember that we’re all in this together and we need each other’s support and encouragement.