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An Hour with Mary Ellen Copeland – WRAP Peer Support Webinar

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Friday, May 15
FREE WRAP and Peer Support Webinar

Time: 12-1 p.m. Eastern, 11a.m.-NoonCentral, 10-11 a.m. Mountain, 1-10 a.m.Pacific

Wellness Recovery Action Planning (WRAP®) has become a fundamental wellness tool. The proven success of WRAP in helping people maintain wellness, has made WRAP fundamental to peer support training.

inaps Peer SupportMary Ellen Copeland was involved in the development of WRAP when it was first developed by a group of 30 peers in 1997. Along with others in that group, she was one of the first people to develop and use her own WRAP. She is the author of many WRAP resources. In this webinar she will examine WRAP as it relates to peer support and how this powerful wellness tool can be vital for peer supporters and those they serve.

She will discuss in detail: the relationship of Peer Support values and WRAP values, ethics and key concepts how peer support methods can be used with WRAP how integrating peer support and the development of WRAP enhances the peer support relationship, the development of a WRAP and the use of WRAP as a personal guide to daily living, recovery and wellness.

The presentation will include actual examples of how peer support methods are effectively used with WRAP.

This webinar is based on the book WRAP and Peer Support that Mary Ellen Copeland wrote with Shery Mead in 2004. That book is currently being revised by Mary Ellen and Shery, with input from other peer supporters, and will be available later this year.

No Pre-Registration Required!

Tuesday, May 19
NAMI Vermont
Annual Conference
Pathways to Wellness 

Afternoon Keynote Presentation:
Mary Ellen Copeland

Mary Ellen CopelandWellness Recovery Action Plan – First by Dr. Mary Ellen Copeland, PhD, founder of the Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery and co-owner of WRAP and Recovery Books.

Dr. Copeland will describe in detail the evidence-based Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) that was developed by a group of peers in Vermont 18 years ago. In addition she will explain why she believes that WRAP should be the first line of treatment for anyone who is experiencing mental health issues and challenges. She will share actual stories of how people used this approach and, over time, got better and better, took back control of their lives and moved on to work toward meeting their own goals and dreams, and often sharing what they learned with peers.

Workshops on:
Pathways to Housing • Suicide Awareness Training • The Power of Partnership: Inspiring Value Driven Practice • Advance Directives • Navigating Vermont’s Children’s Mental Health and Youth in Transition Systems • Peer Approach to Supported Employment

Register Today!

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