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Thu, Mar 09


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Overview of How the Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP®) can Improve Outcomes for System Involved Youth

Waynette Brock and Melissa Wallace

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Overview of How the Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP®) can Improve Outcomes for System Involved Youth
Overview of How the Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP®) can Improve Outcomes for System Involved Youth

Time & Location

Mar 09, 2023, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM PST

Online Event

About the Event

Waynette Brock and Melissa Wallace

Training Description

After a long history of failed and even abusive practices, today we have simple, safe, and practical resources to support system involved youth and families as well as the people that are working directly with youth and families that are systems involved. The Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP®) is a personalized wellness and recovery system born out of and rooted in the principle of self-determination. In 2010, WRAP® was recognized by the United States Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA) as an evidence-based practice and listed in the National Registry Services of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices ( with a rating of 3.9 out of 4.0. In this training, we will provide an orientation to Mental Health Recovery, including the Wellness Recovery Action Plan and how this was the foundation for the creation of the evidenced based best practice. We will identify how this process can increase positive outcomes for the workforce as well as system involved youth and their families as participants begin to incorporate it into their life to improve personal wellness and achieve an improved quality of life. This workshop is designed to be highly interactive and encourage participation and sharing from all present.

WRAP® is a manualized self-management and recovery system for persons coping with diverse physical and behavioral health challenges. WRAP® is a wellness and recovery approach that helps people to: 1) decrease and prevent intrusive or troubling feelings and behaviors; 2) increase personal empowerment; 3) improve quality of life; and 4) achieve their own life goals and dreams. Working with a WRAP® can help individuals to monitor uncomfortable and distressing feelings and behaviors and, through planned responses, reduce, modify, or eliminate them. A WRAP® also includes plans for responses from others when an individual cannot make decisions, take care of him/herself/themselves, and/or keep them safe. Skills will be developed through lectures, breakout group discussion, individual and group exercises.

Learning Objective

· Participants will be able to explain what the Wellness Recovery Action Plan is, how it can be used to support improved outcomes for system involved youth.

· Participants will be able to identify five key concepts of mental health recovery.

· Participants will be able to identify at least 2 tools and 2 action plans that can counter the negative effects of life challenges and improve responses to disturbing thoughts and feelings to achieve improved states of wellness.


10:00-10:15am  Housekeeping

10:15-10:25am What Is WRAP?

10:25-10:45am  Who Could Use WRAP?

10:35-10:50am WRAP seminars and concepts, skills, and personalized strategies

10:50-11:15am Four Parts to the Study of Mental Health Recovery – Presentation of the study of Mental Health Recovery and how this intervention became evidence based practice

11:15-11:30am What the Focus is

11:30-11:40am Foundations of WRAP

11:40am-12pm  Learning to Build & Use A Personal WRAP

· Introduction to the 5 Key Concepts

· Review of the 6 Sections of WRAP

12:00-12:15pm  Break (CE hours will not be offered for this time)

12:15-1:00pm  Values and Ethics

· Mental Health Recovery Including Wellness Recovery Action Planning

· The heart of implementation of the evidence-based practice of WRAP

1:00-1:10pm  The Implementation Science of WRAP Facilitation Programs

1:10-1:15pm  Randomized controlled trial research

1:15-1:30pm  Essential Keys to Implementing

1:30-1:45pm  Best Practices for Your Agency and Systems

1:45-1:50pm  More Information About WRAP and Other Mental Health Recovery Topics

1:50-2:00pm  Questions, Debrief, Evaluations and Close

· The evidence-based practice that showed positive impacts

Meet Our Trainers

Waynette Brock has lead peer teams focusing on high risk individuals and underserved populations such as those that are incarcerated, individuals seeking recovery from substance use disorder, and those with life threatening illnesses, as well as anyone who wants to make positive life changes. Waynette lives in Northern California and is the National Trainer for the Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery.

Melissa Wallace is a published author and Advanced Level Mental Health Recovery Consultant. Currently responsible for National and International Mental Health Recovery, Community Inclusion & Wellness/Recovery Education programs, certification training, curriculum development, and sourcing of initiatives through implementation. Provides support for all operational aspects of the vendor management process while delivering strategic projects and leadership that provided key business insights for high-priority initiatives.

This course meets the qualifications for (3.75) BBS CE hours for LCSWs, LMFTs, LPCCs, and LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences & is provided by Fred Finch Youth Center, CAMFT Provider #045295.

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