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Matthew Federici and Jeannie Whitecraft

Peer support was recognized by a few pioneer professionals as early as the 1930s, such as neuropsychiatrist Abraham Low and psychologist Albert Bandura.  Only recently has the field of mental health care begun to use the benefits of peer support through the implementation of a peer specialist workforce. Much change needs to occur to make the full shift toward a comprehensive wellness-based recovery system of support. 

Since 2013 when the Copeland Center introduced PEERS as its first WRAP® Center of Excellence, PEERS has continued to be a leader within our grassroots community as a place where the evidence-based practices of WRAP® co-facilitation thrives. Through careful evaluation of the WRAP values in practice, involving both self-reflection and observation by the Copeland Center, PEERS has shown that its WRAP program serving Alameda County, California is a true model from which others can learn. We are pleased to extend PEERS award of WRAP® Center of Excellence through 2020.
Key Concepts

During this time of COVID-19, we are encouraging our peer support community, including WRAP® Facilitators, to promote maintaining social connection while practicing physical distancing. The Copeland Center will be expanding our current offerings of online resources to support our community with digital/remote options. We invite you as WRAP® Facilitators to reach out using remote access tools to continue supporting people who have participated in your in-person WRAP® groups.

Amey Dettmer
Congratulations Amey Dettmer on being honored with Disruptive Innovator Award!
 
Chelsea Sabin

In WRAP groups, a participant will likely hear facilitators use the phrase “choices and options” in response to many kinds of questions. In general, when we ask questions we want answers, meaning this response can be understandably frustrating. So why do we do it?

Annual Report
The Copeland Center is rooted in core values and ethics that facilitate wellness, most notably through the facilitation of the Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP)®. All of our facilitation practices have the singular goal to support individuals to live their lives to the fullest, connect with their community and explore their wellness with peers.
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The Copeland Center For Wellness & Recovery, non-profit organization, came from people getting together and asking what they could do for themselves to stay well.

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