The WRAP Co-Facilitator Directory offers a connection with locally trained and certified WRAP Co-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 in-person WRAP Co-Facilitator training offered by the Copeland Center or a current Advanced Level WRAP Co-Facilitator of the Copeland Center. Once listed, refresher training requirements must be met to maintain your listing in the directory. Due to COVID certification current as of January 1, 2020, will be maintained.
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 Co-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 Co-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 Co-Facilitators and WRAP Co-Facilitators. If you qualify to be listed in the directory, please contact the organization or Advanced Level WRAP Co-Facilitator who provided your training. Current Advanced Level WRAP® Co-Facilitators who want to list people they have trained and provided refresher courses should contact us for more information.
My name is Vanessa Compton, I am a Peer Personal Services Coordinator at Amador County Behavioral Health. Along with co-facilitating WRAP, my role includes community outreach and engagement, reducing mental health stigma and suicide prevention efforts in the county. I value the self-empowerment aspect of WRAP and I am grateful for the connections that are created when hosting a WRAP group.
I am a "two hat", a person who has struggled to maintain my own mental health and wellness while working in mental health in variety of roles, including case manager, mental health educator, and CMHA program supervisor. I have used my own WRAP for over ten years.Becoming a certified WRAP Facilitator was one of my dreams. I lived in the US for most of my life, and I am comfortable with both countries' system of care.
I have several years of experience in peer support and training, and I became a WRAP Facilitator in 2016. I am passionate about building community-based models of support, and helped create peer run respite programs in Wisconsin. Peer support models like WRAP have been instrumental to me in healing from trauma, and I love introducing people to the values and ethics of WRAP. I also have an interest in spiritual care, offering wellness opportunities that are culturally relevant, and strengthening peer supports for the LGBTQIA+ community. I think WRAP can be a powerful way for people to define what health, healing, and recovery means for them, not just in terms of mental health but also in terms of physical well-being.
My name is Walter Bradley, a native of Philadelphia residing in Greensboro, NC. I currently work at the Durham VA as a peer support specialist and a WRAP facilitator. I am a marine corps veteran who enjoys sharing with veterans the freedom and wonders of creating and using a WRAP plan daily.
Chief Executive Officer, One New Heartbeat, Inc Waynette is an Advanced Level WRAP Facilitator and leads the organizational team which has created an outreach modality that encompasses a broad range of services, specifically targeting high risk individuals, as well as anyone who wants positive life changes. WRAP® is considered by us to be the most effective method for restoring the spirits of those seeking a greater sense of self to achieve a meaningful life. “Responding to life's challenges instead of reacting to situations are the principals upon which One New Heart Beat was developed.” Together we assist in the process of shifting toward self-reliance, shaping the way people think and react to varying situations – with selflessness and compassion.
I was first introduced to WRAP working with Western Trust Recovery College in 2014. I completed my own WRAP and feel I can now identify What I'm like when I'm Well, Things I need to do everyday to stay well and things I might need to do occasionally. I have a wellness toolbox which includes gardening, walking, learning new things and several more.
I've been a consumer for 13 years and a peer counselor for 6 years. I enjoy working with people and giving them hope towards recovery.
William J. Gonzalez is a Certified Recovery Peer Advocate (CRPA), and is the Administrator for Peer Services, Training and Development at TRI Center Inc., with substance use disorder outpatient treatment centers in the Bronx, Manhattan, and Brooklyn. In addition to his role as a CRPA and Peer Supervisor, he is an approved OASAS instructor for Recovery Coach Training and a Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR) trainer for a number of their trainings, which include Recovery Coach Academy, Ethical Considerations for Recovery Coaches, Recovery Coaching for Professionals, Recovery Coaching and Spirituality, and Recovery Basics for Parents. He also provides training for Peer Supervision and is a Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) Seminar 1 facilitator.
After over 30 yrs. of struggling with the disease of addiction, a light finally came on. A light I have been following ever since. It gave me a new way of lif and it has become my passion and mission to share that new way with others who have that same desire. WRAP has transformed and plays a major role in my life. And I'd like to share with everyone and anyone who is willing to listen how, WRAP can do the same for them.