Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP)

Wellness Recovery Action Planning® (WRAP) is a self-designed prevention and wellness planning process based on mutuality, self-determination, and the premise that resilience, recovery, and wellness are limitless. WRAP is evidence-based and consists of tools and action plans that can be used by anyone to establish a plan of wellness, maintain their plan, and use it to continue to improve their path to wellness. WRAP is a system that provides techniques for positive personal changes in the way that participants feel and how they respond to life’s challenges.  

Individuals who use their own WRAP report enhanced emotional well-being and quality of lives. With consistent use of the WRAP process, users have reported that it has become easier and easier to adapt it to many situations in their lives, whether these were health management, mental health management, substance misuse, grieving loss, or other instances of crisis.

Family WRAP is also a wellness resource that can be used to strengthen connections and build protective factors in a way that supports wellness and recovery for everyone in the family. 

More information about WRAP is available here.

WRAP is designed to:

  • Provide preventive resources and skills to manage feelings and disruptive behaviors;

  • Promote personal choices affecting our lives;

  • Improve quality of life;

  • Support participants in achieving their life goals and dreams.

From Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery, What is WRAP?

Training options

Seminar I:  Developing Your Own WRAP

Seminar I is led by WRAP Facilitators through various mediums including: 8-12 week WRAP groups, retreats, or a 2- to 3-day workshop. Through completion of Seminar I, participants will have developed their own personalized WRAP system to meet their wellness plans. This training welcomes all individuals to work on creating plans to achieve their wellness goals.

Seminar II: WRAP Facilitator Training

Seminar II is a 5-day training session led by Certified Advanced Level WRAP® Facilitators. upon completion, participants are awarded with a certificate. This training uses Copeland Center’s 5-day agenda and uses Dr. Mary Ellen Copeland’s WRAP® Facilitator manual with an emphasis on a core set of values and ethics. Open to all individuals, Seminar II focuses on wellness goals for individuals and groups including kids, youth, and families.  

Seminar III: Advanced Level WRAP Facilitator Training

Seminar III can only be facilitated by Copeland Center trainers and the Copeland Executive Director. Visit the Mary Ellen Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery website for more information about training and program implementation. 

Family WRAP

More specific to families, Family WRAP adapts the planning process established by WRAP to develop systems for being together in a way that supports wellness and recovery for everyone in the family including family members who experience trauma and other kinds of special needs. Family WRAP emphasizes support for all individual family members as they develop their own individualized plan, then coming together to work on a plan as a unit.

Family WRAP can be used as an engagement tool to inform choice and involvement in the development of a person-centered care plan. Family WRAP Facilitators are required to complete the 5-day Seminar II Facilitator Course, a course led by Certified Advanced Level WRAP Facilitators through the Mary Ellen Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery.

WRAP Refresher Course

This course is a 3-day continuing education opportunity for WRAP Facilitators to keep up with the research and best practices as well as maintain their facilitation and engagement skills. Led by Copeland Center Advanced Level Facilitators, WRAP Facilitators are recommended to attend this 3-day, interactive course once every two years.