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1 Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP): Values, Ethics & Principles
Nanette V. Larson, BA, CRSS Director, Recovery Support Services

2 Values & Ethics: Top Ten List
1.Always offer hope 2.Strive to treat others as equals, with dignity, compassion, respect and unconditional high regard 3.Validate their experiences 4.All participation is voluntary 5.Give choices and options, not final answers

3 Values & Ethics: Top Ten List
6.Adaptable to anyone’s personal philosophy 7.Unconditionally accept each person 8.Focus on simple, safe and common sense options 9.Remain focused on strengths and away from deficits 10.Help others understand that there are “no limits” to recovery

4 WRAP: A Self-Directed Service
By definition, the recovery process must be self-directed by the individual The individual defines his or her own life goals and designs a unique path towards those goals The individual designs, directs and owns the WRAP plan

5 WRAP: Foundational Principles
Hope Personal Responsibility Support Education Self-Advocacy Spirituality

6 Foundational Principles: Hope
Hope is the catalyst to the recovery process Provides the essential and motivating message of a better future People can and do overcome the barriers and obstacles that confront them Hope is internalized, but it can be fostered by peers, families, friends, providers and others

7 Foundational Principles: Hope
Overcome Hopelessness My own The other person’s Refrain from Negative Predictions Set Goals

8 Foundational Principles: Hope
Communicate hope in every way you can! Strive daily to fight hopelessness Refrain from negative predictions Assist the individual in identifying his/her own goals and to believe he/she can achieve them

9 Foundational Principles: Personal Responsibility
Making Good Choices The right to take risks The right to make a mistake The right to fail Developing Action Steps Based on my goals Start with small steps

10 Foundational Principles: Personal Responsibility
Help the individual gain insight into how his/her choices may affect his/her goals Assist him/her in identifying steps to achieve his/her goals Respond with dignity and respect regarding his/her choices, and the outcome of those choices

11 Foundational Principles: Support
Mutual support, including the sharing of experiential knowledge and skills and social learning Encourage one another and engage each other in recovery Provide each other with a sense of belonging, supportive relationships, valued roles and community

12 Foundational Principles: Support
Encouragement Good supporters are hopeful and helpful Openness Trusting a supporter enough to ask, “What do you think?” Accountability Trusting a supporter enough to allow him/her to ask me, “How’s it going?” “What do you think?” “How’s it going?”

13 Foundational Principles: Support
Teach characteristics of good and bad supporters Assist the individual in identifying supporters Guard against becoming the person’s chief/primary supporter

14 Foundational Principles: Education
Getting Good Information Knowledge is Power Information Sought is Related to the Goal Desired Good Information Facilitates Good Choices

15 Foundational Principles: Education
Teach the importance of getting lots of information before making a decision Assist the individual in identifying/locating information related to goals

16 Foundational Principles: Self-Advocacy
Effective Communication Situational Judgment Remain focused on the goal: what am I trying to achieve here? Determine what will be the most effective approach/style/method for the situation Supporters can be helpful participants in the process

17 Foundational Principles: Self-Advocacy
Teach, teach, teach – effective communication is a lifelong skill! Offer your support Suggest the possibility of another supporter who may be able to assist Debrief situations as they happen: What went well? How to improve?

18 Foundational Principles: Spirituality
Recovery encompasses an individual’s whole life, including Mind Body Spirit Community Spirituality, creativity, social networks, community participation, complementary & naturalistic services

19 Foundational Principles: Spirituality
Finding Meaning and Purpose Essential for Hope and Motivation Question One: “What matters to you the most?” Question Two: “What keeps you going?”

20 Foundational Principles: Spirituality
Meaning and purpose Values and principles Sense of community Spiritual practices

21 Foundational Principles: Spirituality
Help the individual see beyond the current circumstance Ask thought-provoking questions Remember: what matters most to the person is what will propel them forward

22 Thank You! Nanette V. Larson, BA, CRSS
Director, Recovery Support Services DHS/Division of Mental Health 5407 N. University St. Peoria, IL 61614 (309)

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