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  1. WebinarMay 5th 2010 Great WRAP® Facilitation Matthew R. Federici M.S., C.P.R.P Executive Director The Copeland Center for Wellness & Recovery

  2. Mission Statement: The Copeland Center promotes personal, organizational, and community wellness and empowerment through education, training, and research. We are: the primary world-wide provider of education, training, technical assistance, and consultation, based on the work of Mary Ellen Copeland and the Wellness Recovery Action Plan, to expedite individual, organizational, and system wellness.

  3. History: • The Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery is named in  honor of, and dedicated to, the memory of Kathryn Strouse Copeland (1912-1994) • 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.

  4. Today’s Webinar:Great WRAP Facilitation is for all audiences from people who know just a little bit on WRAP to Advance Level Facilitators Will discuss: • best practices for WRAP® Facilitators, • 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.

  5. 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.”

  6. GREAT WRAP FACILITATION “Being a transitional program, we find WRAP invaluable because it allows our residents a tangible tool that they can take with them upon graduation and transition into the community.  This past year we had 6 transitions and those that were the most successful credit the WRAP program as their most valuable tool.” ~Amanda "Mandi" Merrifield, State College, PA Feb 6, 2010

  7. GREAT WRAP FACILITATION “Because WRAP has positively affected my life I'm better at helping people in their recovery process. First of all, I'm an example how WRAP can work for somebody. And because I feel better about myself, I’m able to be a better a listener. I'm more alert, I'm more confident…”

  8. And more… • “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.”

  9. Evidence Based:“promising early results suggest” • February 2009 • 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 two individuals in mental health recovery. Coursework included lectures, group discussions, personal examples from the lives of the educators and participants, individual and group exercises, and voluntary homework assignments. An introductory session conveyed the key concepts of WRAP.

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

  11. 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

  12. Values and Ethics • Based on self-determination • Rooted in the belief in equality • A MUTUAL LEARNING MODEL • Not a replacement for other kinds of therapy • Not based on any philosophy or model but can incorporate any philosophy or model • It’s a way of life

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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 need to be absent we have a Supporter who can step-in and step-up in that event

  16. 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

  17. GREAT WRAP® FACILITATIONWORLD VIEW • Living Breathing Process • Not A Part To A System

  18. 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. • Disclose to Inspire not to Vent • It’s about making Connections

  19. GREAT WRAP® FACILITATION For… WORK • 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

  20. WRAP® For Facilitator Wellness Tools: • Co-facilitator • Share challenges with the group • Music • Coffee • Be well rested • Breaks

  21. WRAP® For Facilitator Describe what you’re like when you are well: • Smiling • Silly • Professionally humorous • Cheerful and supportive • Excited • Optimistic and nervous

  22. WRAP® For Facilitator • Things you need to do for yourself every day: • Go outside • Exercise • Have fun • Eat properly • Give/get support from co-facilitators • Debriefing • Check in with each other

  23. GREAT WRAP® FACILITAION: 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).

  24. 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 of deficit orientation.

  25. GREAT WRAP® FACILITAION: Agency and Systems • Incorporates WRAP® concepts, values and 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..

  26. GREAT WRAP® FACILITAION: SPOILERS! • Making WRAP® Mandatory • Employees or Provider organization must have to do at least ___ WRAPs with “consumer” • If 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

  27. 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 one’s plan without their asking you to first • Presenting WRAP® as a specific form to be completed • NOT FOLLOWING THE VALUES AND ETHICS!

  28. 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 a their WRAP® • i.e. one on one, self-directed activities, weekly, full day workshops • Bring in guest speakers

  29. 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

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

  31. COPELAND CENTER CAN • Provide quality training based on the work of Mary Ellen Copeland and the Values and Ethics of WRAP® • Provide you technical assistance on developing Great WRAP® Facilitation and implementing the Values and Ethics into your agency • Can let you know who has received our trainings or about Copeland Center Advanced Level Facilitators in your area • Provide online networking to share your successes and WRAP® group schedule

  32. Contact Us • • E-mail: • New Phone number (802) 254-5335 • WRAP Around the World: • Look for WRAP® and WRAP® for Facilitators on Facebook: