Seminar II: WRAP® Facilitator Training
Course Description: This course is 5 intensive days of workshops that prepares participants to facilitate WRAP® classes and equips them with the skills and materials to facilitate classes in their community and organization. It is for people who have completed a Seminar I WRAP course. The WRAP® Facilitator training provides an experiential learning environment based on mutuality and self-determination. Participants in this course will be expected to participate in interactive learning activities and demonstrate their own experience with WRAP.
This training is appropriate for anyone who would like to lead WRAP® groups, work with others to develop their own WRAP and give presentations on mental health recovery related issues to groups or organizations. Participants are expected to have a solid working knowledge of WRAP and share their experiential knowledge of how WRAP can work.
Before attending the training, it is expected that you have familiarity with the different parts of WRAP through completion of one of the following prerequisites (which must be conducted by a WRAP Facilitator):
- Copeland Center Correspondence Course,
- 2 or 3 day Seminar I course or workshop,
- 8 or 12 week Seminar I group or workshop, or
- WRAP Retreat
Additionally, participants should have developed and used their own WRAP or assisted and supported another person in developing and using their WRAP.
"I work at the Life Reaching Across to Life Center in Fremont, California. It is a peer-run center where everyone there including me and the center director is a mental health peer. I've been working there about 12 years. Many of the people who come to our center are on disability due to their serious mental health problems. When I first started working there, a number of the people were going into the psychiatric hospital 3 or 4 or more times a year when they were having a mental health crisis.
About 2007 we started offering a WRAP planning group at our center. It meets once a week, going over the WRAP planning book and talking about wellness tools, daily maintenance, triggers, early warning signs, and what to do when things get worse. Since we have started WRAP, to the best of my recollection, there have been only 2 hospitalizations. When I ask people what it is that helps them to be more stable, they often mention their WRAP plans. Thank you so much for the work you have done in creating WRAP plans. You have helped people live richer lives, and have literally saved lives."