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1 Great WRAP® Facilitation Matthew R. Federici M.S., C.P.R.P Executive Director The Copeland Center for Wellness & Recovery Webinar Oct 18 th 2010

2 Mission Statement: The Copeland Center promotes a mental health system shift toward a focus on recovery, self-determination, personal empowerment, peer support, prevention and wellness. We are : The Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery is the only national and international source of certified training and technical assistance on the evidence-based Wellness Recovery Action Plan® and other mental health recovery programs developed by Dr. Mary Ellen Copeland, and based on the findings of her studies of how people with mental health issues get well and stay well over time.

3 We Are a Diverse Community of Peers Supporting Each Others Wellness From Around The World: Called WRAP® Facilitators

4 VALUES & ETHICS United by a core set of beliefs and practices that promotes a culture of Hope, Personal Responsibility, Education, Self Advocacy and Support!

5 Todays Webinar: Great WRAP Facilitation is for all audiences from people who know just a little bit on WRAP® to Advance Level Facilitators Today We Will discuss: best practices for WRAP® Facilitators and organizations that want to Facilitate access to WRAP, highlight the basic training mythologies modeled by the Copeland Center and used for the University of Illinois research study, and helpful tips and strategies to existing WRAP facilitators to enhance their presentation.

6 Our Roots: The Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery is named in honor of, and dedicated to, the memory of Kathryn Strouse Copeland ( ) Recognizing her own need to talk with others, she began gathering patients together in small groups to share their experiences. The hospital administration became uncomfortable with these meeting (the first peer support) and Kate was discharged at the age of 45. Kate went on from there to get a highly coveted job as nutritionist in an inner city high school.

7 WRAP® WRAP® -Wellness Recovery Action Plan is a structured plan developed by YOU. It is a system that you devise for yourself that helps you work through mental health challenges or life issues. It is adaptable to any situation. WRAP is for everyone!

8 The Copeland Center has continued this MUTUAL LEARNING process through the training of WRAP® Facilitators and Advanced Level WRAP® Facilitator. WRAP® was developed by a group of people who had been dealing with difficult feelings and behaviors for many years, people working together to feel better and get on with their lives

9 Training model of evidenced based practice of WRAP® Facilitation Seminar I Developing WRAP® Course: designed to facilitate people to develop their own personalize plan. Seminar II WRAP® Facilitator Certificate Program: designed for people who use WRAP®, to learn the values and ethics in facilitating WRAP® with their peers. Advanced Level WRAP® Facilitation Certification course: designed for experienced WRAP® Facilitators to learn how to mentor peers in the values and ethic of Facilitating WRAP®

10 VALUES & ETHICS The heart of Great WRAP® Facilitation is the Values and Ethics established by Mary Ellen Copeland and a core group of people who were passionate about sharing this life transforming process. Through these Values and Ethics we Bring the materials to life in our trainings. –Advanced Level Facilitator

11 GREAT WRAP® FACILITATION I fell in love with the values and ethics that guide the work of the Copeland Center. These values and ethics taught me to practice relationships in a new wayto stand strong in my beliefs and still allow room in my consciousness for other ideas. The values and ethics broke down my absolute thinking…gave room for exploring many ways to look at a situation or experience. ~Gina Calhoun, Copeland Center National Director for Wellness and Recovery Education

12 GREAT WRAP® FACILITATION This [WRAP] has changed my life completely. I used to think of myself as this mentally ill person. Now I am a person who knows how to take care of myself and help myself in difficult times. If I am feeling badly or having a hard time, I take action. And there are so many simple, safe things I can do.

13 WRAP® Makes a difference in peoples lives! WRAP has allowed my therapy sessions to be more valuable. WRAP has me excited about my recovery again. After my last WRAP group I went out on a weekend and did not isolate for the first time in years.

14 GREAT WRAP FACILITATION The statement WRAP saved my life is not uncommon and know this to be true has made Wellness Recovery Action Planning an extremely worthwhile investment for this rural state (West Virginia) and beyond. - Advanced Level WRAP® Facilitator Kathy Muscari, Ph.D.

15 Evidence Based:promising early results suggest February –significant improvement in self-reported symptoms, recovery, hopefulness, self- advocacy, and physical health. WRAP was delivered in eight weekly sessions of 2.5 hours each week. Sessions were co facilitated by 2 Copeland Center trained WRAP® Facilitators who were in mental health recovery. Coursework included examples from the lives of the educators and participants, individual and group exercises, and voluntary homework assignments.

16 Values and Ethics Based on self-determination Rooted in the belief in equality Promotes A MUTUAL LEARNING MODEL Offers wellness perspective and avoids medical and clinical language. Voluntary nature supporting personal responsibility Process of peers working together where choices and options are explored Its about modeling the 5 Key Concepts: Hope, Personal Responsibility, Education, Self Advocacy and Support

17 Values and Ethics Values and Ethics are not a set of rules governing how to Facilitate WRAP® It is a process of Mentorship: Great WRAP® Facilitation is not saying this is the way but rather I am a way Be the Change you wish to see »Gandhi

18 Preparation for Facilitation The best preparation for this work is to develop your own personal WRAP® and to attend Facilitators Training by a Copeland Center Advanced Level Facilitator Use your WRAP® regularly It is highly recommended that you co- facilitate, that is two WRAP® Facilitators

19 GREAT WRAP® FACILITATION Comes from the Heart When we speak from an inside out perspective it builds trust, breaks down the social barriers, and establishes your best credibility. Section 1 page 85 of the Facilitators Manual. We Disclose Our Experience to Inspire not to Vent Its about making Connections

20 The Importance of Co-Facilitation Provides greater role modeling of the key concepts of Support Allows for the ability to support participants that are having a hard time Models pro-active planning: When we need to be absent we have a Supporter who can step-in and step-up in that event

21 The Importance of Co-Facilitation WRAP® Facilitation works because mutuality is practiced, connections are made and worldviews are shared equally Having two facilitators provides more diversity and hence ability to make connections is greater Training model based on a ratio of approximately 1: 8

22 GREAT WRAP® FACILITATION For… WRAP® has been found by many people to be helpful for many areas of life challenges. Expand your personal WRAP® for that life challenge and spend some time with it before Facilitating Or empower and support others who can speak to that topic to become Facilitators

23 WRAP® For Facilitators Wellness Tools: Co-facilitator; comfort agreement Values and Ethics Checklist Power of the Group Agreement Music, Art, Theater etc… Coffee Be well rested Breaks

24 GREAT WRAP® FACILITAION: Systems Transformation WRAP® can be developed to transform our mental health system through the strategic development of WRAP® Facilitators who are trained in creating environments based on the Values and Ethics: In fact many states and agencies have: 1.Introduced consumers, peer supporters, family members and co-workers to WRAP through Seminar I courses 2.Next engaged many to take WRAP Facilitators® Certificate Course 3.Next trained teams of Advanced Level Facilitators to sustain initiative with integrity.

25 GREAT WRAP FACILITATION WRAP Facilitation has really made a change on how we do things here in the State of Tennessee. The 5 key concepts have permeated the culture… We have had a significant decrease the use of inpatient services and we attribute this outcome to WRAP - Advanced Level Facilitator Sheryl McCormick Coordinator, Recovery Training Services Peninsula- A Division of Parkwest Medical Center, Knoxville Tennessee

26 GREAT WRAP® FACILITATION: An Organic Way of Seeing and Relating Living Breathing Process Not A Part To A System

27 GREAT WRAP® FACILITAION: Systems Transformation Through the introduction of WRAP® for everyone and the values and ethics of WRAP® Facilitation, artificial barriers and labels to people working together around whats working and not working to overcome life's hardships disappear. People who have valuable experience in their life who have been restrained by a different set of professional values are liberated, more satisfied and successful in their support positions. All levels of the workplace are working from effective concepts and a structure to be well and stay well for longer periods

28 GREAT WRAP® FACILITAION: Uses Peer Support in Agency and Systems The research on services delivered by people who have themselves received services suggests that those services are associated with – reduced symptoms, – increased functioning, –and enhanced sense of empowerment, recovery, hope, and quality of life (Mowbray, Moxley, Jasper, & Howell, 1997).

29 GREAT WRAP® FACILITAION: Agency and Systems Facilitates formal and informal WRAP® group opportunities –i.e. as a part of service offerings; after hours; churches; coffee shops etc… Develops and fosters a network of Facilitators Focuses on WRAP® as a process, a way of life and mutual learning, not a document or form to be put into a file All inclusive and creates an atmosphere that is based on our common human pursuit of wellness not diagnosis, illness or deficit orientation.

30 GREAT WRAP® FACILITAION: Agency and Systems Incorporates WRAP® Key Concepts, Values and Ethics in the planning process on multiple levels of the organizations –i.e. Organizational WRAP®, Team WRAP, Maintains the voluntariness and self-direction of WRAP® Accommodates a variety of learning styles and settings –i.e. Self-taught; Groups, Online; Using Arts and Crafts etc..

31 GREAT WRAP ® FACILITAION: SPOILERS! Making WRAP® Mandatory –Employees or Provider organization must have at least ___ WRAPs with consumer –State that people have to participate in the group or you can not be here –Making the development of any part of WRAP a condition for payment for services or access to other services

32 GREAT WRAP® FACILITAION: Spoilers Requiring people to share any part of their WRAP® with others Having observers in WRAP® groups Giving advice –i.e. you should develop a WRAP®; you need to add that to your toolbox Keeping some ones plan without their asking you to first Presenting WRAP® as a specific form to be completed NOT FOLLOWING THE VALUES AND ETHICS!

33 Engagement for WRAP® Facilitators Provide teasers to include everyone and anyone and follow up with group and one on one opportunities Offer multiple opportunities to work through the curriculum and develop their WRAP® –i.e. one on one, self-directed activities, weekly, full day workshops Bring in guest speakers

34 Engagement for WRAP® Facilitators Encourage mentorship by offering opportunities for people to work with you in leading groups Provide a variety certificates of completion –Wellness Toolbox; Daily Maintenance Plan etc… Change the venue and time Use creative arts

35 Essential Keys to Implementing GREAT WRAP ® 1.Support at least 2 Certified WRAP® facilitators to organize a presentation or group. 2.Develop a WRAP for yourself with a WRAP® facilitator 3.Use your plan as much as you can 4.Take the five day WRAP® Facilitator training 5.Organize a WRAP group where you can help others use WRAP. (work, organization, personal challenges, team building etc…)

36 WRAP® Facilitator Courses WRAP Facilitator Refresher Course Mt Gretna, PA January 10, 11, Advanced Level WRAP Facilitator Course Dec 3 through 7 th 2011 at the Asilomar Retreat Go to to

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