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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. 

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Key Concepts Poster
Maybe you were recently trained as a WRAP Facilitator and loved the experience. Maybe you have a lot of experience as a WRAP Facilitator. Maybe you see an opportunity in your organization for a pair of Advanced Level WRAP Facilitators. Advanced Level WRAP Facilitator Training is a 5-day in-person training that certifies participants to train WRAP Facilitators. All participants must be trained WRAP Facilitators. There is an application process to be accepted into the training and the Copeland Center often receives many more applications than it has available spaces. Advanced Level WRAP Facilitator Training is offered 2-3 times a year in the US and 1-2 times a year outside of the US.
Waynette Brock
I had a hell of a moment last night I went to a recovery meeting last night and the topic was HOPE. As I am coming up on a milestone in my own personal recovery, this is the time of year that I reflect on my journey and the lessons that I have learned through the struggles and challenges that I have faced and overcame over the years. Although 12 Step is the foundation of my recovery, I have to say that the Values and Ethics of WRAP along with the Five Key Recovery Concepts have taken my recovery to another level that is much deeper than it was prior to WRAP.
Amey Dettmer
As a young person myself, WRAP for me is a self-management system that equips me for lifelong wellness. However, more than just a personal self-managing guide, the evidenced-based practice of WRAP is about the GROUP PROCESS and environment that is created within the group. Youth being able to be with other youth in a way that creates understanding, mutual learning and self-identified tools for wellness.

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Listen to this pre-recorded webinar with Matthew Federici, Executive Director on how WRAP implementation can change people's lives. WRAP® is a personalized wellness and recovery system born out of and rooted in the principle of self-determination.

Community Inclusion

The Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery and the Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion invite you to participate in

Heather Smith

by Heather Smith, Advanced Level WRAP Facilitator

When I started this journey with WRAP 3 years ago, I was considered a “clinician” rather than a peer.  I suppose it was a relatively new concept to include people in WRAP seminars that weren’t widely considered to be in the “peer” category.  After a day of listening to Gina Calhoun, Copeland Center Director for Wellness and Recovery Education,  tell me that I needed to shed my own personal labels and just listen to what WRAP was telling me, I gladly walked away from the idea that I had to be either a clinician or a peer.  I stopped accepting that I had to be limited to one category or label.  The group I was with started slowly coming to that same realization too and in what seemed like an instant, we started seeing each other as humans with experiences and feelings and needs and hurts and a desire to be well.  That’s what bonded us (some of us still to this day, 3 years later!).  We stopped excluding each other based on notions of who belonged and who didn’t. 

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