In order to do mental health recovery and WRAP work, it is essential to understand and support the following values and ethics. To offer co-facilitated WRAP® groups based on the evidence-based practice complete the pre-requisite work and the Copeland Center's Seminar II WRAP Co-Facilitator Certification Training.
The Copeland Center certificate that qualifies a WRAP® Co-Facilitator, is an explicit agreement to uphold a clear set of values and ethics. If the values and ethics are not demonstrated, practiced, and explicitly accepted by a WRAP Co-Facilitator that individual cannot represent or facilitate this work. Review, practice, refresh and self-evaluate these values and ethics regularly.
Copeland Center Co-Facilitators agree to uphold the following values:
❑ Honor everyone
❑ Hold all individuals in high regard and support all participation
❑ Co-facilitate individual learning through shared experiences
❑ Co-facilitate a focus on a mutual learning model, where people work together and learning outcomes are self-determined
❑ Co-facilitate group equality
❑ Co-facilitate a sense of hope
❑ Accept people as they are
❑ Co-facilitate a focus on participant’s strengths
❑ Validate individual’s experiences
❑ We are each an expert on ourselves and have multiple paths to wellness
❑ Co-facilitate a focus on what is working in our lives
❑ Co-facilitate choices and options
❑ Our knowledge is always changing, expanding and is infinite through our mutual sharing
Copeland Center Co-Facilitators agree to present WRAP as:
❑ Simple and safe for anyone;
❑ Complimentary with any lifestyle and any therapy we chose;
❑ Adaptable to anyone’s personal philosophy;
❑ A way of living and based on self-determination and,
❑ Anyone can develop a WRAP and for anything the person chooses
The following are ethical guidelines to co-facilitate the WRAP® curriculum owned and produced by Advocates for Human Potential. These ethical guidelines support the practice of the above values. Review these guidelines with a Copeland Center Certified Co-Facilitators before and after every session for quality control:
- Provide examples and personal experiences that promote the 5 key concepts of Hope, Personal Responsibility, Education, Self-Advocacy, and Support as defined in the curriculum.
- Provide affirmations and validation of an individual’s experiences and styles of participation.
- Support and promote voluntary participation.
- Keep the focus on individual strengths and potentials.
- Use personal experiences and real-life examples to facilitate the materials presented.
- Keep the focus on a group process; the group supports individual needs.
- Ensure that all points stated support the Key Concepts: Hope, Personal Responsibility, Education, Self-Advocacy, and Support as defined by the curriculum.
- Co-facilitate most of the time (50% or more) on shared ideas from the group on wellness recovery.
- Be well prepared and know the materials.
- Begin with a brief introduction that builds trust and connects to the material.
- Support everyone to work at an individual pace and to determine our own readiness to work on goals.
- Support many choices and options from the group: not final answers from the Co-Facilitators.
- Before committing to work with a group make adequate time to prepare.
- Start and end the group sessions on time.
- Organize presentations that are clear and to the point. Use the agendas and activities in the curriculum as a guide.
- During breaks or after the session, connect with people.
- Adjust the content of the curriculum materials so that the essential points are covered.
- Allow plenty of time for everyone’s input, affirming, and validating all responses.
- Share practical information that participants can use in their lives.
- Emphasize simple, safe, inexpensive, non-invasive personal strategies and skills.
- At the beginning share with participants what we will be co-facilitating. Then co-facilitate the curriculum. In the end, summarize what was co-facilitated.
- Make presentations and co-facilitation as interactive as possible. Co-facilitate a diversity of participation and input and build discussions around the strengths of individuals.
- Practice self-care at all times.
- Plan for co-facilitation of every session having 2-3 trained Co-Facilitators available.
- Be flexible in planning.
- Model mutual support, respect, and shared facilitation between Co-Facilitators. Allow plenty of time before and after sessions to connect with your Co-Facilitator and have a mutual understanding of how to be supportive of each other.
- Plan and design activities that build on participant connections.
- Use non-clinical language at all times; language that is based on the 5 key concepts (Hope, Personal Responsibility, Education, Self-Advocacy, and Support) and the Values of this curriculum.
- Support individuals to advocate and choose what treatments work and determine what does not work.
- Our personal political and religious agendas are left outside of this work and curriculum. Discrimination of any kind is not acceptable.