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Sunday, June 4
 

4:00pm PDT

Registration will be open Sunday evening
Sunday June 4, 2017 4:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
Holiday Inn
 
Monday, June 5
 

7:45am PDT

8:00am PDT

9:00am PDT

Welcome to Sacramento! by Susan Gallagher, Executive Director of NorCal MHA, and Andrea Crook, Client Advocate Liaison of NorCal MHA
Speakers
avatar for Andrea Crook

Andrea Crook

Andrea Crook is the Consumer Advocate Liaison for NorCal MHA and Sacramento County’s Division of Behavioral Health Services. Andrea has a B.S. in Organizational Behavior and Leadership from the University of San Francisco, is an Advanced Level Wellness and Recovery Plan (WRAP) Facilitator... Read More →
avatar for Susan Gallagher

Susan Gallagher

Executive Director, NorCal MHA
Susan Gallagher has been the Executive Director of NorCal MHA for over 19 years, and has been the driving force behind the growth and development moving the agency into a leadership role in the peer support and advocacy movement in California.  She holds a Bachelor’s degree in... Read More →


Monday June 5, 2017 9:00am - 9:15am PDT
Grand Ballroom

9:15am PDT

Uma K. Zykofsky, Deputy Director for Sacramento County's Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
Speakers
avatar for Uma K. Zykofsky

Uma K. Zykofsky

Uma  K. Zykofsky is a Deputy Director for Sacramento County’s  Department for Health and Human Services (DHHS). She represents DHHS as the Behavioral Health Director -- Mental Health Director and the Alcohol and Drug Administrator.  Ms. Zykofsky has worked for Sacramento County... Read More →


Monday June 5, 2017 9:15am - 9:30am PDT
Grand Ballroom

9:30am PDT

Welcome by the Copeland Center, Khatera Aslami-Tamplen, Board Chair, and Matthew Federici, Executive Director
Speakers
avatar for Khatera Aslami-Tamplen

Khatera Aslami-Tamplen

Khatera Aslami-Tamplen is an Afghan-American mental health consumer who came to the United States as a refugee with her family when she was 3 years old.  She has been the consumer empowerment manager at Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services since 2012. In 2013, Khatera was... Read More →
avatar for Matthew Federici

Matthew Federici

Executive Director, Copeland Center
Matthew comes to the Copeland Center from the Institute for Recovery & Community Integration where he served as Program Director. He is an Advance Level Mental Health Recovery Educator and WRAP Facilitator through the Copeland Center For Wellness and Recovery. Matthew’s personal... Read More →


Monday June 5, 2017 9:30am - 10:00am PDT
Grand Ballroom

10:00am PDT

Toby Ewing, Executive Director, Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission
Speakers
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Toby Ewing

Toby Ewing, Ph.D. is the Executive Director of the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission, the body that oversees Proposition 63, the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA). Voter- approved Prop 63 is funded by a one percent tax on millionaires and has generated... Read More →


Monday June 5, 2017 10:00am - 10:15am PDT
Grand Ballroom

10:15am PDT

Ms. Sania Yau, Chief Executive Office, New Life Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association
Speakers
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Ms. YAU Sau Wai, Sania, JP

CEO, New Life Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association
Ms. Sania Yau is the Chief Executive Officer of New Life Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association.  Ms. Yau believes that “mental health is everybody’s business” and promoting well-being is a priority for all. Under her leadership, the Association is transformed to provide recovery-oriented... Read More →


Monday June 5, 2017 10:15am - 11:00am PDT
Grand Ballroom

11:00am PDT

Break
Monday June 5, 2017 11:00am - 11:15am PDT
Holiday Inn

11:15am PDT

"Lost and Found: WRAP Helped Me Find Me" - Amey Dettmer, Special Projects Coordinator, Doors to Wellbeing
Speakers
avatar for Amey Dettmer

Amey Dettmer

​Special Projects Coordinator, Doors to Wellbeing
Amey Dettmer is a Certified Peer Specialist and Advanced Level WRAP Facilitator from rural Pennsylvania.  Amey is currently the Special Projects Coordinator with Doors to Wellbeing National Consumer Technical Assistance Center and the Copeland Center. Previously Amey has been employed... Read More →


Monday June 5, 2017 11:15am - 11:45am PDT
Grand Ballroom

11:45am PDT

Zumba for all!
Greg Parnell, Gina Calhoun and Kristen King will demonstrate how Zumba is for everyone! Join us for the Zumba-thon FUNraiser on Tuesday evening!

Speakers
avatar for Gina Calhoun

Gina Calhoun

Gina Calhoun works for the Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery. After 17 years of back-to-back institutionalization, Gina credits her journey forward in life to relationships that chose to focus on What's Strong Not What's Wrong and to meaningful employment. Gina often says... Read More →


Monday June 5, 2017 11:45am - 12:00pm PDT
Grand Ballroom

12:00pm PDT

Lunch
Enjoy lunch in the Grand Ballroom. 

Monday June 5, 2017 12:00pm - 1:30pm PDT
Grand Ballroom

1:30pm PDT

Seminar I: Developing Your Own WRAP
*****MUST ATTEND ALL WORKSHOP SESSIONS TO GET A CERTIFICATE******

This course is for anyone who wants to learn about WRAP® and begin to incorporate it into their life to improve personal wellness and achieve an improved quality of life. The course is designed to be highly interactive and encourage participation and sharing from all present. The course also lays a broad foundation for building a peer workforce.  Successful completion of this course fulfills the prerequisites for being trained as a WRAP Facilitator.

Learning Objectives:
1. Apply the Five Key Concepts of Recovery to their everyday life to improve their quality of life.
2. Identify tools and action plans to counter the negative effects of life challenges and improve responses to disturbing thoughts and feelings to achieve improved states of wellness.
3. Describe the history, foundations and structure of the Wellness Recovery Action Plan®.

 WRAP Workbooks generously provided by Advocates for Human Potential!

Speakers
avatar for Joseph Bartholomew

Joseph Bartholomew

Joseph has been supporting individuals who suffer from various, life challenges for over14 years. Joseph holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Human Services, and is a HumanServices Practitioner, certified Alcohol Drug and Gambling Counselor since 2004. Joseph Holds a certificate... Read More →
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Blia Cha

Blia Cha is the Adult Family Advocate Liaison for NorCal MHA and Sacramento County’s Division of Behavioral Health Services. She is a certified Wellness and Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) Facilitator. Blia has over 10 years of experience working with Sacramento County’s diverse population... Read More →
avatar for Katrina Copple

Katrina Copple

After working for 4 years on her own recovery from PTSD and a family trauma, Katrina is amazingly solidified in the concept that recovery can happen for anyone and it is a process, not an event. For years she has supported both her adopted son and another family member - with the... Read More →
avatar for Andrea Crook

Andrea Crook

Andrea Crook is the Consumer Advocate Liaison for NorCal MHA and Sacramento County’s Division of Behavioral Health Services. Andrea has a B.S. in Organizational Behavior and Leadership from the University of San Francisco, is an Advanced Level Wellness and Recovery Plan (WRAP) Facilitator... Read More →
avatar for Lou Deville

Lou Deville

Lou DeVille works for NorCal MHA and serves as Program Coordinator for the Peer Partner Program here in Sacramento at the county run Aftercare Clinic. Lou’s education background is in Business Management, Project Management and the Music Performance. After Lou received his formal... Read More →
avatar for Lorna Khoo

Lorna Khoo

Lorna Khoo is a Peer Specialist for NorCal MHA, currently working at Kaiser Sacramento's Center for Integrative Care.  Lorna is a certified Wellness and Recovery Plan (WRAP) Facilitator with nearly four years of experience working in peer roles. Her career and life trajectory shifted... Read More →
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Rosa Ponce

Rosa Ponce is a Norcal MHA employee. She is a Peer Partner at the APPS Clinic. Rosa has a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from CSUS. Her personal experience with mental health has motivated her to work with in the mental health field. Rosa lives with a mental illness and uses her... Read More →
avatar for Stephanie Ramos

Stephanie Ramos

Stephanie Ramos’s lived experience is representative of a family member of someone living with a severe mental illness.  She is bicultural, as a daughter of a Mexican born immigrant.  Stephanie has served as Youth Advocate, Family Coordinator, WISE Project Coordinator for NorCal... Read More →
avatar for Nichole Rosendo

Nichole Rosendo

Nichole Rosendo is a Peer Support Specialist for NorCal MHA and Lead Community Health Worker for Kaiser Permanente's  Center for Integrated Care. Nichole is Certified in Human Services, domestic violence, sexual assault and has over four years experience in mental  health and Peer... Read More →
avatar for Maksim Tsymbal

Maksim Tsymbal

Maksim Tsymbal graduated from California State University of Sacramento with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Healthcare Administration. Mr. Tsymbal is fluent in three different languages which are English, Russian and Ukranian. In 2006, He started working in the human service field as... Read More →
avatar for Jesse Williams

Jesse Williams

Jesse Williams graduated from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice. He is currently pursuing a Master of Public Administration (MPA) in which he will graduate in the fall of this year. In 1993 Jesse became a member of Phi Beta... Read More →



Monday June 5, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Sierra Ballroom, 16th Floor

1:30pm PDT

Zumba® = Wellness
See how the Combination or really cool music and simple choreography can help you on your road to wellness. See how this fun combination can be part of your wellness plan and be incorporated into your Daily Maintenance. It's exercise in disguise. You'll not only look better, feel better, lose weight, make friends, relieve stress and build confidence, but you'll want to keep with it. Because it's fun.. & F=LBC Fun = Lasting Behavioral Change. It can be done in a chair, standing or in a pool. It is for any age, or any limitations. It's about movement & fun.

Learning Objectives:
1. Discussion on the benefits of this type of exercise especially for those of us with challenges. This can be through lecture or Power Point.
2. Practical application with a mini class. standing, sitting and even pretend we are in a pool. 3. How you can incorporate this kind of activity alone, in a group, or braving community classes and how fitness and nutrition are essential in everyone's Wellness Recovery action Plans. 

Speakers
avatar for Greg Parnell

Greg Parnell

I personally have been in Recovery for 21 years and working at Crestwood Behavioral Health since August 2000. I have been Facilitating W.R.A.P. groups for the last 7 years. I found Zumba in 2010 and it quickly became my # 1 wellness tool. I start teaching classes in our Eureka facility... Read More →


Monday June 5, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Riverview, 16th Floor

1:30pm PDT

100%er: How to Live Authentically with Others and Get the Support You Need!
This workshop is for anyone who is seeking to live a life of authenticity while growing one's circle of support.  The session will involve dynamic discussions, activities and making connections with others.

Learning Objectives:
1.  Identify personal steps to being 100% 
2.  Develop action plans to know when you have support to be 100% and to grow personal supports in being 100% with others
3.  Describe the importance and benefits to being 100% with others    

Speakers
avatar for BJ North

BJ North

BJ North is a long time WRAPper and really enjoys growing and learning from her experiences and experiences of others through WRAP. She believes in wellness for All and has created several amazing processes for implementing WRAP with every community member. Every member of society... Read More →


Monday June 5, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Fresno

1:30pm PDT

Creating a Personal Vision Statement
This workshop will explore living life on purpose with a purpose. We will begin by examining the distinction between hopes, dreams and goals with an opportunity for a validating chat. We will then reflect on a 3-step process to guide each of us in developing a personal vision statement. For our time together, we will define a personal vision statement as a vivid description of a desired outcome that inspires, energizes and helps you move toward a self-identified hope or goal. We will finish our time together exploring a modified version of force field analysis. Each of us will have an opportunity to identify the driving forces that help us reach our vision statement and the restraining forces that hold us back and push us away from our goal. Finally, we will devise action plans and strategies to reduce or eliminate the restraining forces one by one.

Learning Objectives:
1. Examine personal dreams, hopes and goals and their influence on moving forward in life. 2. Create and develop a personal vision statement through a 3-step process. 3. Identify and evaluate personal driving forces (strengths, resources and motivations) that move one toward a specific goal.
4. Plan strategies for overcoming obstacles that hinder one's ability to move forward in life. 

Speakers
avatar for Gina Calhoun

Gina Calhoun

Gina Calhoun works for the Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery. After 17 years of back-to-back institutionalization, Gina credits her journey forward in life to relationships that chose to focus on What's Strong Not What's Wrong and to meaningful employment. Gina often says... Read More →


Monday June 5, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Balboa

1:30pm PDT

Mentoring for Re-Entering
Mentoring for Re-Entering is here to facilitate the renewing, the rebuilding and the reconstruction of lives, allowing formally incarcerated individuals to have the best opportunity to succeed. The Mentoring for Reentering program involves trained mentors following a standard curriculum, a core set of practices and values.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn more about how using peer-facilitated groups and peer support can reduce the rate of recidivism for service recipients reentering the community.
2. Gain insight into strategic ways to communicate during each phase of the mentor/mentee relationship cycle.
3. Put aside preconceived ideas and refrain from passing judgment, ensuring that mentee's are provided with the same level of respect that you desire for yourself 

Speakers
avatar for Jan Allen

Jan Allen

Jan Allen brings a unique mature outlook to all those that he connects with. He provides a logical and practical approach of providing individuals with an opportunity to learn how to respond to life’s challenges instead of reacting negatively to life’s difficulties.
avatar for Waynette Brock

Waynette Brock

One New Heartbeat
Chief Executive Officer, One New Heartbeat, Inc. Waynette is an Advanced Level WRAP Facilitator and leads the organizational team which has created an outreach modality that encompasses a broad range of services, specifically targeting high risk individuals, as well as anyone who... Read More →
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Eduardo Tirado

Eduardo Tirado is a young man in long term recovery. He has worked in the field of per to per Recovery service for three years. He is dedicated to help stop recidivism at all levels and help transform peoples lives.


Monday June 5, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
California

1:30pm PDT

Recovery to Citizenship
We will explore through personal narrative the different understandings of the concept of recovery and citizenship and through dialogue we will explore how peers working together can support people to become active participants in their own community and where we can work towards a time where their is a real possibility for citizenship for all.

Learning Objectives:
1. Build understanding of the difference between recovery and citizenship
2. explore steps involved to move from recovery to citizenship
3. identify the role and value of peer support in this journey 

Speakers
avatar for Rona McBrierty

Rona McBrierty

I was born and live in Scotland's and as one of the international mentors for the Copeland Center I have had the privilege to be part of many groups where peers are working together to support personal and community wellness.My personal experiences and passion  to promote a society... Read More →


Monday June 5, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Diablo

1:30pm PDT

WRAP and Peer Support Warm Lines
Through participation in this session the presenter will share experiences using WRAP and the five key concepts to provide peer support for a mental health warm line.

Learning Objectives:
1. Describe the application of the 5 key concepts to provide peer support on a warm line
2. Illustrate examples from one's wellness action plans to connect and support people
3. Identify action plans for triggers that may occur while working on a warm line.  
4. Understand the difference and connections between a crisis line and warm line

Speakers
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Raymond Federici

I consider myself a person with Lived experience, what else can best capture the time i spent inside the correctional system and the last 20 years in recovery. I am currently a Certified Peer Specialist, working in the City of Philadelphia at Partners in Recovery, a free standing... Read More →


Monday June 5, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Calveras

1:30pm PDT

WRAP Shrank Me!
The presentation will focus on how the Wellness and Recovery Action Plan is a valuable wellness tool in achieving better health for individuals who struggles with weight lost or have lost considerable weight as a result of having the Bariatric Surgery. The facilitator will share his experience and struggles, and provide credence on how his Wellness and Recovery Action Plan continues to be pivotal to his mindset and lifestyle change in his recovery and journey to better health and wellness.

Learning Objectives:
1. Demonstrate how the key concepts of recovery is valuable in being able to achieve lifestyle change for individuals who struggles with weight loss and goes through Bariatric Surgery;
2. Identify wellness tools that promotes and motivates wellness as it relates to weight loss and have the Bariatric surgery;
3. Share strategies that helped in developing a Wellness and Recovery Action Plan that could be helpful in the process of weight loss, recovery from Bariatric Surgery and continue to maintain good health. 

Speakers
avatar for Eduaro Alvarez

Eduaro Alvarez

Eddy B. Alvarez, was 294 lbs. in 2013, diagnosed with morbid obesity, hypertension, sleep apnea, asthma, sciatica, chronic allergies and nasal congestions. He could hardly walk a block and being a trainer, had difficulty standing up for more than 10 minutes.Today, he is down to 175... Read More →
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Diana Guido

Diana is passionate about WRAP and focused on the special needs of individuals and families that are facing mental health challenges. She is Mental Health Peer Support Worker for the Behavioral Health Services of Santa Clara County, and also certified as a California Alcohol and Drug... Read More →
avatar for Sharon Rose Torres

Sharon Rose Torres

My name is Sharon Rose Torres, I am a member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe. I have been working for the County of Santa Clara Behavioral Health Services Department since 2012 as a lead for the Native Family Outreach Program.  A good percentage of my job is conducting trainings... Read More →


Monday June 5, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Hermosa/Granada

1:30pm PDT

Youth Engagement
Youth engagement with the use of diversionary activities to keep the youth participating in the 8 week workshop. We will also be discussion activities uses and ice breakers that helped put youth at ease and feel comfortable with conversation surrounding wellness and recovery. Video presentation of a youth who discusses how she benefited from WRAP.

Learning Objectives:
1. Activities & ice breakers to promote youth engagement
2. Diversionary Activities to promote youth conversation
3. Overcoming challenges of keeping youth involved in the full 8 weeks 

Speakers
avatar for Crystal Lilly

Crystal Lilly

My name is Crystal Lilly and I use my WRAP plan daily to ensure I stay on track! I have been a WRAP facilitator since 2014. I am a Peer and am lucky enough to work in the Mental Health field advocating and educating families that have youth with mental health, behavioral or emotional... Read More →
avatar for Cathedra Winston

Cathedra Winston

Currently I hold the position as Wraparound Coach with my organization.  I assist staff members in the field and ensure the fidelity of the Wraparound process.  I supervise 2 teams  and coach individual cases monthly.  As part of the leadership team I assist in creating policies... Read More →


Monday June 5, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
El Dorado

3:00pm PDT

Break
Monday June 5, 2017 3:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
Holiday Inn

3:30pm PDT

3:30pm PDT

Art for Insight
Mixed media artist, Janet Laird, will inspire you to gain deeper insight and understanding of your WRAP. Using simple art supplies, you will create a colorful and meaningful visual of various sections of your WRAP. Facilitators can use these ideas in their groups easily as well. Art supplies will be furnished and feel free to bring along your favorites in addition.

Learning Objectives:
1. Have fun creating an original visual expression of at least 3 sections of their WRAP
2. Identify ideas that could work for them to increase wellness
3. Explore various mixed media that can be used in WRAP Workshops to creatively develop their written WRAP 

Speakers
avatar for Janet Laird

Janet Laird

Mixed media artist, Janet Laird has been able to apply what she has learned to support her own wellness in addition to supporting others since becoming a WRAP Facilitator in 2005. She has authored the creative, Art for Insight curriculum that brings deeper insight and understanding... Read More →


Monday June 5, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
Calveras

3:30pm PDT

Chair Yoga for Wellness
Join us for a gentle chair yoga class, which will focus on developing the mind-body connection. All bodies are welcome! We'll utilize gentle stretches and movements for increased circulation, flexibility and strength. Space is limited.

Learning Objectives:
1. Expose participants to new yoga tools (breathing and stretching) for their wellness toolbox.
2. Deepen their understand of yoga, and understand how it might benefit mental health.
3. Make people feel better than they did when they entered the room. 

Speakers
avatar for Lorna Khoo

Lorna Khoo

Lorna Khoo is a Peer Specialist for NorCal MHA, currently working at Kaiser Sacramento's Center for Integrative Care.  Lorna is a certified Wellness and Recovery Plan (WRAP) Facilitator with nearly four years of experience working in peer roles. Her career and life trajectory shifted... Read More →


Monday June 5, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
Riverview, 16th Floor

3:30pm PDT

Advocacy Makes a Difference: Impacting State and Local Mental Health Policy, Planning and Services
This workshop will provide information as well as tools and strategies on effectively impacting behavioral health policy, planning, and services. The workshop will explore methods for being an effective advocate and meaningfully participating in systems change. Advocacy makes a difference. Advocacy has changed the landscape of the behavioral health system in the last 40 years and has the potential to transform it in the future.

Learning Objectives:
1. Gain knowledge of strategies for being an effective stakeholder advocate
2. Understand the difference between inside and outside advocacy and the roles of each
3. Learn organizing methods to build support for an advocacy agenda 

Speakers
avatar for Sally Zinman

Sally Zinman

Sally Zinman has been a worked in the mental patient rights movement for almost twenty-five years. In 1977, Sally founded a client-run organization called the Mental Patients' Rights Association in West Palm Beach , Florida. This organization developed a small unfunded all-volunteer... Read More →


Monday June 5, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
California

3:30pm PDT

Breaking Through Legal Barriers
This presentation will first address the recovery components important to successful re-entry and recovery.We will discuss the importance of emotional intelligence and self-management strategies. A strength based approach is explored as is self-advocacy with civility. Finally, we will look at practical steps to help peers in the areas of employment, housing, higher education and social capital.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn the key components to re-entry recovery.
2. Learn about increasing emotional intelligence and civility and using a strength based approach,with peers re-entering.
3. Learn practical steps to help peers with criminal records to find employment, housing, higher education, and social supports. 

Speakers
avatar for Mike Weaver

Mike Weaver

Mike Weaver is an Advanced Level Wrap Facilitator and a Peer Support Facilitator. He is Co-Chair of the International Association of Peer Supporters and a past member of the NAMI Board of Directors. He is the author of a peer support manual, "Helping Others Heal". After a successful... Read More →


Monday June 5, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
Hermosa/Granada

3:30pm PDT

Development of WRAP in schools: One Year In
Presentation on work to date in the school system in Scotland. Looking at demographics of the pilot area and the implications it had on how WRAP was rolled out and the subsequent buy in from Parents and local community. We will share Lessons learned and progress that has been made to create an approach that offers an alternative way to build a robust community of wellness and inclusion in schools that is sustainable and also provides a foundation to support pupils as they move through the school system. In doing so we are hoping to develop system of support within the school that will follow the children through the years and well into adulthood. Early intervention and empowering children to be responsible citizens has been the driving force behind this project but we will discuss the potential for further development within the school community i.e. Family WRAP etc

Learning Objectives:
1. Have an understanding of the barriers to developing WRAP in socially deprived areas. 2. Explore the benefits of developing a robust support system within school 3. Discover how WRAP can bring added value to the school curriculum in Scotland 

Speakers
avatar for Rozlyn Anderson

Rozlyn Anderson

Rozlyn Anderson Advanced Level WRAP Facilitator and Team Manager for The Richmond Fellowship Scotland. Since first becoming a facilitator I have developed a deep passion for this work which has enhanced my belief that we first empower children in our society to develop early support... Read More →


Monday June 5, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
El Dorado

3:30pm PDT

Exploring the WHY Behind My WRAP. What is Lighting Me Up?
Often when we build our WRAPs we are thinking of the WHAT, HOW and WHEN. For example: I’m going to go for a walk in the woods (what), (when) I feel overwhelmed. I will walk for a minimum of 20 minutes (how). For most of us when we first write a WRAP, our main goal is to experience wellness through building on our sense of hope, and utilizing the power of the other key concepts. This workshop will explore our WHY. It’s purpose is to support you to cultivate clarity around what you choose to put in your wellness toolbox, so that you fill it with things that light you up. To expand on the example above, why did I choose a walk anyway…? If I think about it, I chose a walk in the woods, because it makes me feel peaceful and free. What else can I add to my Wellness Toolbox or DMP that makes me feel peaceful and free? Have you explored your WHY–your sense of purpose, your desires, beliefs that inspire you each day? How do you want to feel most days? Most of us don’t explore these questions. When we do, and we find a sense of clarity around how we want to feel, it’s much easier to make daily choices that will support us to feel the way we want to feel. When we have that clarity, it’s also easier to say no to the things that aren’t serving us anymore.

Learning Objectives:
1. Articulate the relevance around understanding their WHY.
2. Pick one defining feeling word, which will support them to build clarity around the purpose of activities in their wellness toolbox.
3. Utilize tools to revise their WRAP action plans to reflect alignment with their WHY. 

Speakers
avatar for Jenn Cusick

Jenn Cusick

Jenn resides in Abbotsford, BC with her husband and 2 spicy daughters. Jenn is so thankful for the role WRAP has had in her life. It has supported her to greater mindfulness, self-awareness, stability and wellness, amongst the challenges life brings. Jenn became an Advanced Level... Read More →


Monday June 5, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
Balboa

3:30pm PDT

Getting Connected/Staying Connected
This experiential workshop is designed for participants to examine healthy boundaries through the lens of healthy relationships. We will use the evolution of mutually supportive relationships in your life that go from stranger to peer as a strengths based opportunity to help us understand healthy boundaries and how they can develop in the peer workforce. This is an experiential component of the Wellness Engagement Training.

Learning Objectives:
1. Experience supportive relationship based on the foundations of recovery.
2. Examine healthy boundaries through the lens of healthy relationships.
3. Explore the benefits of healthy relationships where burnout does not exist.

Speakers
avatar for Jane Winterling

Jane Winterling

Director of the VT Recovery Education Project, Copeland Center
Jane Winterling is Director of the Vermont Recovery Education Project for the Copeland Center. Previously, she served as Grant & Education Director for Vermont Psychiatric Survivors and as a consultant to Vermont Blueprint for Health Project. Jane is one of the original group of people... Read More →


Monday June 5, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
Fresno

3:30pm PDT

They Took My Wonder Women Card: Perfectly Imperfect; It really is ok!
This lecture will focus on how we as peers view ourselves and use a wellness plan for a mindful lifestyle. As peers, we will demonstrate that we are not superheroes, such as wonder woman, with super powers to save the world or change a person's thoughts at will. We are human beings with gifts and strengths, on our personal recovery journey. This lecture will dissect the truth: about the expectations that we place on ourselves and upon others as we deal with the consequences of not being able to say no. When we do acknowledge personal responsibility and self-care we come to the realization that we are growing in our own perfection.

Learning Objectives:
1. To discuss how living with a Wellness Recovery Action Plan can enhance our families and friend’s well-being as well as our own.  
2. Explore the mental, physical, emotional, spiritual, and financial impact on a person’s well-being.  
3. At the end of this lecture, through audience participation, attendees will be able to identify their triggers, early warning signs and actions plan to have working knowledge of self and understand the importance of self-care. 

Speakers
avatar for Rhonda Douglas

Rhonda Douglas

Rhonda Franklin-Romar  formerly Rhonda Douglas grew up in Moss Point, MS. On June 1, 1990 she welcomed the invite and chance to get away from a difficult and problematic upbringing. As a mental health advocate, who speaks at local conferences and churches, Rhonda realized that many... Read More →
avatar for Flora Releford

Flora Releford

Flora Releford has thirty years of experience in health and wellness. She uses her knowledge, experiential wisdom, and education in emotional wellness, whole health, and healing arts to support others in a conscious transformation from mental, physical, emotional or artistic blocks... Read More →


Monday June 5, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
Diablo

5:30pm PDT

Avoiding a Crisis: When Things Are Breaking Down with Mary Ellen Copeland
Mary Ellen Copeland invites you to walk with her, step-by-step, through the process of identifying signs that “things are breaking down”, and of developing a strong and effective action plan. Then she will share many strategies she has discovered from others that make it easier for you to actually use your plan.

Everyone is welcome to attend this interactive session; it may be especially helpful to people new to WRAP and those renewing their WRAP plans. 

Speakers
avatar for Mary Ellen Copeland

Mary Ellen Copeland

Mary Ellen Copeland PhD is nationally and internationally recognized for her work in studying how people recover from mental health challenges using simple, safe, non-invasive, widely available and usually free self-help resources.  She began these studies in 1988  as a result... Read More →


Monday June 5, 2017 5:30pm - 7:00pm PDT
El Dorado

6:00pm PDT

Advanced Level WRAP Facilitator Refresher
Pre-registration required. 

Speakers
avatar for Matthew Federici

Matthew Federici

Executive Director, Copeland Center
Matthew comes to the Copeland Center from the Institute for Recovery & Community Integration where he served as Program Director. He is an Advance Level Mental Health Recovery Educator and WRAP Facilitator through the Copeland Center For Wellness and Recovery. Matthew’s personal... Read More →
avatar for Rona McBrierty

Rona McBrierty

I was born and live in Scotland's and as one of the international mentors for the Copeland Center I have had the privilege to be part of many groups where peers are working together to support personal and community wellness.My personal experiences and passion  to promote a society... Read More →
avatar for BJ North

BJ North

BJ North is a long time WRAPper and really enjoys growing and learning from her experiences and experiences of others through WRAP. She believes in wellness for All and has created several amazing processes for implementing WRAP with every community member. Every member of society... Read More →
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Jane Winterling

Director of the VT Recovery Education Project, Copeland Center
Jane Winterling is Director of the Vermont Recovery Education Project for the Copeland Center. Previously, she served as Grant & Education Director for Vermont Psychiatric Survivors and as a consultant to Vermont Blueprint for Health Project. Jane is one of the original group of people... Read More →


Monday June 5, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
Calveras/Balboa

7:30pm PDT

Membership Reception with Mary Ellen Copeland, PhD
Join other Copeland Center members along with Mary Ellen Copeland for The Copeland Center Membership Reception!

Sponsored by Advocates for Human Potential

Enjoy Live Music and Great People! Meet our international team of facilitators and our Center of Excellence leaders!

Monday June 5, 2017 7:30pm - 9:30pm PDT
Riverview, 16th Floor
 
Tuesday, June 6
 

7:45am PDT

9:00am PDT

Day 2 Opening Session
Speakers
avatar for Matthew Federici

Matthew Federici

Executive Director, Copeland Center
Matthew comes to the Copeland Center from the Institute for Recovery & Community Integration where he served as Program Director. He is an Advance Level Mental Health Recovery Educator and WRAP Facilitator through the Copeland Center For Wellness and Recovery. Matthew’s personal... Read More →


Tuesday June 6, 2017 9:00am - 9:15am PDT
Grand Ballroom

9:15am PDT

Sally Zinman, Executive Director, CAMHPRO
Speakers
avatar for Sally Zinman

Sally Zinman

Sally Zinman has been a worked in the mental patient rights movement for almost twenty-five years. In 1977, Sally founded a client-run organization called the Mental Patients' Rights Association in West Palm Beach , Florida. This organization developed a small unfunded all-volunteer... Read More →


Tuesday June 6, 2017 9:15am - 10:00am PDT
Grand Ballroom

10:00am PDT

Patricia Blum, Executive Vice President, Crestwood Behavioral Health
Speakers
avatar for Patricia Blum

Patricia Blum

Patricia Blum, Ph.D., C.P.R.P., has executive oversight of all Crestwood facilities, clinical services, educational services, accreditation, communications, development and dietary services. She is also responsible for developing new mental health programs and transforming existing... Read More →


Tuesday June 6, 2017 10:00am - 10:30am PDT
Grand Ballroom

10:00am PDT

Relaxation and Wellness Room - Provided by Alameda County 10x10 Wellness Campaign
Join us on Tuesday June 6th, 2017 in our Wellness Room. Take a breather, relax, or get that workout in that you are unable to get while away from home. This all day wellness room will have relaxation stations, and scheduled energizers and workouts as well as a food demo facilitated by a Certified Personal Trainer and Nutritionist. Look for posted schedule of what is happening throughout the day by dropping by the room. We hope to see you there!

Schedule:
10am:"How to do a proper squat"
11am:"How to lose belly fat"  core strengthening exercises
12pm: Food Demo. Protein fruit smoothie.  
1pm: "Fat burning exercise"
2pm: "Strength Training"
3pm: "The right program for you" 

Art and Relaxation stations open all day! 

Speakers

Tuesday June 6, 2017 10:00am - 4:00pm PDT
Riverview, 16th Floor

10:30am PDT

Mary Ellen Copeland, PhD, author, educator, and mental health advocate
Speakers
avatar for Mary Ellen Copeland

Mary Ellen Copeland

Mary Ellen Copeland PhD is nationally and internationally recognized for her work in studying how people recover from mental health challenges using simple, safe, non-invasive, widely available and usually free self-help resources.  She began these studies in 1988  as a result... Read More →


Tuesday June 6, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am PDT
Grand Ballroom

11:30am PDT

Lunch in Sacramento!
Lunch is on your own. Explore Old Town Sacramento and connect with participants during this break.

Tuesday June 6, 2017 11:30am - 1:30pm PDT
Grand Ballroom

1:30pm PDT

1:30pm PDT

A Deep Dive into Strengths & Language
As WRAP Facilitators we are committed to the Values and Ethics. One thing that I have learned in my years as an ALF, is we are always on a journey towards digging deeper into the V&Es. This workshop explores the importance of a strength-based approach when we facilitate WRAP, or even when we are living our everyday life. We will talk about the language we choose and it’s impact on our lives. When we aren’t mindful language can keep us tied to a problem/deficit based paradigm. However when we are attuned to the power of language, we can shift towards a paradigm that inspires hope. Words create worlds. What we focus on expands. These are phrases that we hear floating around out in the world. We will explore how language has a profound impact on creating the transforming culture that WRAP groups are known for. It’s brilliantly simple, yet it can be quite complex to learn to see things differently and to integrate strength-based thinking into our "glass half full" brains. We all have a way of seeing the world the through the lens of our thoughts, experiences and feelings, shaping our reality in the process.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn clear definition of the strength-based approach.
2. Understand the power of language as far as tying us to a built on strengths paradigm, vs. one based on deficits.
3. Gain some ideas on how to integrate strength-based language into their WRAP workshops. 

Speakers
avatar for Jenn Cusick

Jenn Cusick

Jenn resides in Abbotsford, BC with her husband and 2 spicy daughters. Jenn is so thankful for the role WRAP has had in her life. It has supported her to greater mindfulness, self-awareness, stability and wellness, amongst the challenges life brings. Jenn became an Advanced Level... Read More →


Tuesday June 6, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Calveras/Balboa

1:30pm PDT

Benefits of Membership
In this combination interactive workshop and focus group, participants will explore the benefits of a membership organization, like the Copeland Center or the International Association of Peer Supporters, and contribute to a "live benefits brainstorm" on how to increase the type and relevance of member benefits for these and similar organizations for the future.

Learning Objectives:
1. Identify benefits of membership
2. Brainstorm a list of potential membership offerings
3. Synthesize new benefits, not currently offered, that some or most peer and/or professional organizations might consider making available. 

Speakers
RC

Rita Cronise

Rita is the former director of operations for the International Association of Peer Supporters (iNAPS) and currently holds a distance faculty position with Rutgers University where she works on the Academy of Peer Services, the training and testing platform for the certification of... Read More →


Tuesday June 6, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Diablo

1:30pm PDT

Using WRAP For Housing Goals
This workshop will describe the program implementation and facilitation of using Wellness Recovery Action Plan group facilitation to support people in reaching their housing goals. Whether their goal is to be more well in their current housing situation, find housing (or keep existing housing), or live well in any housing situation, WRAP for can help! This workshop presenter will share examples of programs and collaborations that are proving very successful. The Workshop facilitator with share resources developed, including the 'Using WRAP for Housing Goals' Workbook.

Learning Objectives:
1. Describe strategies and lessons learned from WRAP Facilitators and WRAP Workshop participants who have used WRAP to help them achieve their housing and wellness goals;
2. Open dialogue and sharing strategies and ideas from workshop participants WRAP to incorporate into personal WRAPs and strengthen recovery strategies geared towards maintaining wellness while seeking and keeping housing, and living well in any housing (or ‘un-housing’ – homeless, program, B&C, etc.) situation;  
3. Gain strategies for building supports, and collaboration in their communities to address housing challenges, and overcome barriers and stigma related to housing at-risk populations. 

Speakers
avatar for Lee Harrison

Lee Harrison

Lee Harrison is an Advanced Level WRAP Facilitator and works as a Senior Community Worker with San Mateo County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services. Lee is a Certified Addiction Treatment Counselor and Peer Recovery Support Specialist, and focuses on working with people with Co-Occurring... Read More →


Tuesday June 6, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Fresno

1:30pm PDT

Using WRAP to Write Your Lived Experience Memoir, Poem or Song
A large number of people have yearned to write about their lived experience of trauma and recovery in a form that would entertain yet educate others, But they didn't know where to start! You can start with Hope. This can be followed by the other Key Recovery Concepts, the Wellness Toolbox then proceed to What I'm Like When I'm Well and go all the way on to your Post-Crisis Plan. But how to put that in prose or poetic form? This workshop presents suggestions in how to do just that, followed by a writing session which is in turn followed by workshop attendees sharing what they'd written in the session, with strengths-based feedback.

Learning Objectives:
1. Actualizing the WRAP Value that "There is unconditional acceptance of all creative work and expressions that are created or brought to each WRAP session."
2. Learning how simple it can be to lift the details one has entered into ones WRAP and put them into literary art form.
3. The learning opportunity of sharing ones work to a group and receiving strengths-based feedback from people familiar with WRAP. 

Speakers
avatar for Stephen Keany Marks, PhD

Stephen Keany Marks, PhD

Stephen Keany Marks Ph.D. has been working with hundreds of people throughout the San Francisco Bay Area in writing their WRAP since 2007. Many of them have expressed their WRAP in art form, as suggested in the Values and Ethics of WRAP. He has been an Advanced Level WRAP Facilitator... Read More →


Tuesday June 6, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
California

1:30pm PDT

Weaving the Web of Support
When we are conscious and intentional with those we are in a supportive relationship with, partners, significant others, children, co-facilitator, co-workers, colleagues, etc.., our web is constantly and continuously being tended, strengthened and sustained. Let's begin to build our lives sustainably by learning to support different perspectives, cultures and living styles of all of our supports and supporters.

Learning Objectives:
1. Identify who our continued support(er)s are.
2. Increase our awareness of sustainable support(er)s.
3. Learn to cultivate conscious intentions with identified support(er)s. 

Speakers
avatar for BJ North

BJ North

BJ North is a long time WRAPper and really enjoys growing and learning from her experiences and experiences of others through WRAP. She believes in wellness for All and has created several amazing processes for implementing WRAP with every community member. Every member of society... Read More →


Tuesday June 6, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Hermosa/Granada

1:30pm PDT

Youth Peer Generation
This workshop was developed for youth and emerging adults to create and design their own self-empowered system to support their journey toward a self-identified epic life. Participants will explore and overview the Peer Generation Training and have an opportunity to interactively participate in a fun, engaging & experiential section of the Peer Generation Curriculum.

Learning Objectives:
1. Examine at least 3 benefits of the Peer Generation movement
2. Describe the elements of a Youth-led Peer Support Group
3. Explore the 7 Foundations of Youth Resiliency
4. Join the Peer Generation Movement
 

Speakers
avatar for Amey Dettmer

Amey Dettmer

​Special Projects Coordinator, Doors to Wellbeing
Amey Dettmer is a Certified Peer Specialist and Advanced Level WRAP Facilitator from rural Pennsylvania.  Amey is currently the Special Projects Coordinator with Doors to Wellbeing National Consumer Technical Assistance Center and the Copeland Center. Previously Amey has been employed... Read More →
avatar for Letty Elenes

Letty Elenes

Letty Elenes is a Chicana Pioneer in the Alameda County youth consumer movement, an award-winning program manager and current Program Director for Doors to Wellbeing National TAC. Letty has a strong record of identifying, creating and executing successful programs to address youth... Read More →


Tuesday June 6, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
El Dorado

3:00pm PDT

Break
Tuesday June 6, 2017 3:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
Holiday Inn

3:30pm PDT

3:30pm PDT

"Transformed" by WRAP
Many of us have attended a WRAP workshop or seminar and have been undeniably transformed. Our energy changes, we experience a sense of control we had lost, we are opened to new learning, we grow deeper in our understanding, we build and gather support. We are not alone. The construction of our thinking is widened. As a result we want to tell the world of this amazing system called WRAP. But how do we keep this excitement for life and wellness alive? How do we share this experience of awakening transformation? In this workshop we will explore the transformation. We will identify strategies to expand and sustain this sense of wellbeing. We will outline how to provide wellness workshops, presentations and clinics in our communities. We will explore wellness tools and develop action plans to sustain this overwhelming sense of wellness awakening. We will identify and plan approaches for daily wellness at work, at home and with relationships. We will pull WRAP through each door of our life and share it with the world.

Learning Objectives:
1. open our minds
2. stretch our imagination
3. deepen our belief

Speakers
avatar for Joanie Keenen

Joanie Keenen

Joanie Keenen joined OSECE team at Options for Southern Oregon in October 2016, after 25 years with Fresno County department of Behavioral Health in Fresno, California. She has been an advocate and leader in WRAP implementation and sustainability for many years. She is an Advanced... Read More →


Tuesday June 6, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
Calveras/Balboa

3:30pm PDT

Building a Strong CPS Workforce
This workshop will discuss initiatives piloted by United Peers and RHD designed to train and provide employment opportunities for Certified Peer Specialists. It will include the United Peers internship program; challenges and possible solutions for CPS career development; and the FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) grant for CPS staff.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn effective approaches to managing CPS in the workforce.
2. Understand the obstacles and challenges associated with CPS in the workforce.
3. Have the opportunity to examine two initiatives that has successfully placed approximately 20 CPS in 2015 & 2016 

Speakers
avatar for Sheila Hall-Prioleau

Sheila Hall-Prioleau

Sheila Hall-Prioleau is the director of the United Peers program/RHD; which is a peer run, peer designed program supporting individuals with mental health challenges. Shelia holds a Masters degree in Administration of Human Services and a BS in Human Services from Chestnut Hill College... Read More →
avatar for Sheryl Newton

Sheryl Newton

Sheryl Newton is the assistant director of the United Peers Program/RHD; which is a peer run, peer designed program supporting individuals with mental health challenges. Sheryl Newton holds a Masters in Human Resources and Labor Relations from Cleveland State University and a BA... Read More →


Tuesday June 6, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
El Dorado

3:30pm PDT

It's All Wrapped Up In Play
I have developed, adapted and modified multiple Wrap games for all ages to help enhance the learning process in a fun and exciting way. Wrap in practice can be enjoyed so much more by becoming involved in movement therapy with music, supportive communication and laughter. Come and experience some fun, let's all put Wrap Into Practice!!

Learning Objectives:
1. To recognize how playing games can enhance the overall learning process.
2. Improve the ability to stay focused, increase cognitive thinking, decrease stress and improve overall wellness through play.
3. Learn how to implement Wrap Games in your setting. 

Speakers
avatar for Linda Johnson

Linda Johnson

Director of Recreation Therapy, Crestwood Behaviorial Health
I have been doing recreational therapy for over twenty-four years, nine of them with Crestwood. I have been a WRAP facilitator for our campus for the last 6 years. My motto is Playing Well Keeps Us Well and all our activities promote this for both staff and clients alike! I have to... Read More →


Tuesday June 6, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
Diablo

3:30pm PDT

Leaving No One Behind....

This is a Credo of Combat Veterans in reference to comrades who have been wounded or killed on the field of battle. Your presenters, Tammy Thompson and Ren Kramer, are both Veterans and Advanced Level WRAP Facilitators who work for the Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Health Care System as Peer Support Specialists providing WRAP groups to Veterans.

Learning Objectives:
1. Provide an understanding of the scope of Veteran involvement in today’s Armed Forces and how it relates to their reintegration into society.
2. Provide knowledge of how the above situation is both the same and different for the intergenerational groups of Veterans receiving services in today’s VA.
3. Participants will be able to identify the demographics and trends of the Veterans receiving WRAP services.
4. Participants will demonstrate understanding of the role of mental health Peer Support Specialists in the VA and the applicability of WRAP as a recovery-oriented intervention to for use by this workforce.
5. Participants will understand the benefit of implementing WRAP in various mental health settings, including Acute Inpatient, Outpatient Clinics, Outreach in the Community, and as a treatment option for Veteran Justice Outreach.
6. Participants will be able to understand and describe next steps of WRAP in the VA system.


Speakers
RK

Ren Kramer

As a Peer Support Specialist for the Department of Veterans Affairs and an Advanced Level WRAP Facilitator, I have the privilege of working with Veterans every day who are working to reintegrate the themselves back into society. WRAP’s Values and Ethics have become a part of my... Read More →
avatar for Tammy Thompson

Tammy Thompson

As a veteran of the U.S. Air Force having served for 8 years I welcome the opportunity to give back. Having had my own struggles with many different issues and after searching for a better way I was introduced to WRAP. The “buy-in” was immediately for me when I heard “you are... Read More →


Tuesday June 6, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
California

3:30pm PDT

Systems Recovery
The system can recovery and be all it want and needs to be! Facilitated WRAP workshops are underpinned by the core values and ethics, one key value is that there are no limits to recovery...I passionately that systems can recover and we need to continue the conversation of how working together we can make a difference This workshop will explore the 5 key concepts of Hope, Personal responsibility, Education, self Advocacy and support and how by utilising these concepts we can create mutual beneficial relationships that support system transformation and the building of healthy inclusive communities where are uniqueness is acknowledged and celebrated.

Learning Objectives:
1. Inspire possibility of service transformation
2. Explore the key concepts and how by embracing them in all aspects of connecting and communicating with others we can support transformation of services
3. Honour and see value in all perspectives 

Speakers
avatar for Rona McBrierty

Rona McBrierty

I was born and live in Scotland's and as one of the international mentors for the Copeland Center I have had the privilege to be part of many groups where peers are working together to support personal and community wellness.My personal experiences and passion  to promote a society... Read More →


Tuesday June 6, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
Hermosa/Granada

3:30pm PDT

Using WRAP for Addictions
Examine how WRAP compliments and enhances 12 Step, Behavior Modification and Harm Reduction models.

Learning Objectives:
1. Introduction to high impact, evidence based, self-management plans for handling life's challenges to reduce the risk of relapses in behavior
2. Strategize solutions to potential problem areas for outcomes-based treatment
3. Demonstrate how we can design an integrated support system to provide services by using innovative practices in diverse settings 

Speakers
avatar for Jan Allen

Jan Allen

Jan Allen brings a unique mature outlook to all those that he connects with. He provides a logical and practical approach of providing individuals with an opportunity to learn how to respond to life’s challenges instead of reacting negatively to life’s difficulties.
avatar for Waynette Brock

Waynette Brock

One New Heartbeat
Chief Executive Officer, One New Heartbeat, Inc. Waynette is an Advanced Level WRAP Facilitator and leads the organizational team which has created an outreach modality that encompasses a broad range of services, specifically targeting high risk individuals, as well as anyone who... Read More →
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Eduardo Tirado

Eduardo Tirado is a young man in long term recovery. He has worked in the field of per to per Recovery service for three years. He is dedicated to help stop recidivism at all levels and help transform peoples lives.


Tuesday June 6, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
Fresno

6:00pm PDT

Advanced Level WRAP Facilitator Refresher
Speakers
avatar for Matthew Federici

Matthew Federici

Executive Director, Copeland Center
Matthew comes to the Copeland Center from the Institute for Recovery & Community Integration where he served as Program Director. He is an Advance Level Mental Health Recovery Educator and WRAP Facilitator through the Copeland Center For Wellness and Recovery. Matthew’s personal... Read More →
avatar for Rona McBrierty

Rona McBrierty

I was born and live in Scotland's and as one of the international mentors for the Copeland Center I have had the privilege to be part of many groups where peers are working together to support personal and community wellness.My personal experiences and passion  to promote a society... Read More →
avatar for BJ North

BJ North

BJ North is a long time WRAPper and really enjoys growing and learning from her experiences and experiences of others through WRAP. She believes in wellness for All and has created several amazing processes for implementing WRAP with every community member. Every member of society... Read More →
avatar for Jane Winterling

Jane Winterling

Director of the VT Recovery Education Project, Copeland Center
Jane Winterling is Director of the Vermont Recovery Education Project for the Copeland Center. Previously, she served as Grant & Education Director for Vermont Psychiatric Survivors and as a consultant to Vermont Blueprint for Health Project. Jane is one of the original group of people... Read More →


Tuesday June 6, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
Calveras/Balboa

7:30pm PDT

Zumbathon® for Wellness
Join us for this 90-minute Zumbathon®! Greg Parnell and other Zumba® instructors will lead this dance party-style FUNdraiser. Bring your friends! No experience necessary.

By donation for those attending the conference ($5 minimum) and tickets are being sold for the larger community.

Speakers
avatar for Gina Calhoun

Gina Calhoun

Gina Calhoun works for the Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery. After 17 years of back-to-back institutionalization, Gina credits her journey forward in life to relationships that chose to focus on What's Strong Not What's Wrong and to meaningful employment. Gina often says... Read More →
avatar for Greg Parnell

Greg Parnell

I personally have been in Recovery for 21 years and working at Crestwood Behavioral Health since August 2000. I have been Facilitating W.R.A.P. groups for the last 7 years. I found Zumba in 2010 and it quickly became my # 1 wellness tool. I start teaching classes in our Eureka facility... Read More →


Tuesday June 6, 2017 7:30pm - 9:00pm PDT
California
 
Wednesday, June 7
 

7:45am PDT

9:00am PDT

9:00am PDT

Growing WRAP Around Alaska
In Alaska some of the challeges to building community based peer support include the lack of local leadership and training costs for remote Alaskans to overcome the initial barriers and develop sustainable programs. Come find out how the Alaska Peer Support Consortium is utlizing WRAP as a tool to help overcome the obatacles and these communities and make peer support options available in all communities all around Alaska.

Learning Objectives:
1. Lessons learned in promoting and developing Seminar 1 workshops as a statewide organization.
2. Utilization a peer support group and online meeting options to promote implementation of a personal WRAP plan.
3. Remote community leadership development through Seminar 2 opportunities for program sustainability and local growth. 

Speakers
avatar for Donna Mong

Donna Mong

Donna Mong, Executive Director for the Alaska Peer Support Consortium, WRAP Facilitator since 2011, Advanced Level Facilitator since 2015. I have been involved in the sevelopment of peer support programming since 2008 and strongly believe that peer support is the wellness tool we... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am PDT
Hermosa/Granada

9:00am PDT

It's a Family Affair
This presentation provides an opportunity for participants to discover how they could use a wellness recovery action plan as a tool in identifying family wellness and maintaining it continuously. The session will demonstrate the facilitators experience facilitating WRAP support groups among the family members of individuals who are experiencing chronic mental health challenges. Many of us want to support and be supported in our paths to recovery, come to this "Family Affair "and explore new possibilities in family wellness.

Learning Objectives:
1. Identify 5 key recovery concepts to family wellness.
2. Create a family wellness toolbox.
3. Discuss steps in developing a family WRAP. 

Speakers
DG

Diana Guido

Diana is passionate about WRAP and focused on the special needs of individuals and families that are facing mental health challenges. She is Mental Health Peer Support Worker for the Behavioral Health Services of Santa Clara County, and also certified as a California Alcohol and Drug... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am PDT
El Dorado

9:00am PDT

Spiritual Empowerment through Meditation, Prayer, and Mindfulness
Within many rural and urban African American and minority communities has evolved an innovate pathways of recovery often centered and nurtured within their faith-based institutions. These institutions have drawn from various pathways of recovery, such as Person-centered therapy, Strengths model, and Intentional Peer Support merged with prayer, meditation, and mindfulness, and communal support.

Learning Objectives:
1. To focus on how our African Americans and minorities have developed various pathways of recovery rooted in their faith-based practices of prayer, meditation, and mindfulness merged with Person-centered therapy, Strengths model, and Intentional Peer Support.
2. To focus on the role that the family, local community, and Intentional Peer Support.
3. To focus on the future development and employment of this eclectic approach to recovery as practiced and experienced among many urban and rural minorities. 

Speakers
avatar for Ronald Fountain

Ronald Fountain

Ronald Savage Fountain, a native of Baltimore, Maryland, was abandoned at birth to two parents struggling in poverty and with addiction. He was taken in and raised by a single “grandmother” figure who reared, and adopted him as her son. She was a working class woman of faith... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am PDT
Calveras/Balboa

9:00am PDT

The Power In You
Each of us has the power to make a difference in our life and the lives of others! Why is self perception important? Where do I start? Why does it matter? Join me for a session of self identity and moving forward.

Learning Objectives:
1. Gain insight into their own piece of recovery through self perception
2. Gain knowledge of personal mission statements
3. Gain knowledge on how the impact of self identity and empowerment can change who they choose to become 

Speakers
avatar for Jode Freyholtz-London

Jode Freyholtz-London

Jode has worked in the field of Human Services for over 30 years. Her career has focused on Mental Health Services in rural areas of Minnesota. She has experience in Chemical Dependency, Housing Support, Supported Employment, Mental Health Practitioner, Mobile Crisis Outreach, Crisis... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am PDT
Fresno

9:00am PDT

Volunteering

Volunteering is a discussion and exploration of how incorporating Volunteering into one’s life is an effective, productive, and fun way to engage and re-focus strategy (or Wellness Tool ) for life.

Learning Objectives:
1. discuss what volunteering is and is not
2. explore how volunteering supports WRAP and vice versa
3. discover the link with purpose & worth
4.how & where to start volunteering.


Speakers
avatar for Larry Buttel

Larry Buttel

Larry is a Certified and active Peer Support Specialist at the Boise VA Medical Center.  He is a certified Advanced WRAP® facilitator and facilitates other groups and workshops at the Boise VA including DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy), Pain Management, Loss & Grief, Optimism... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am PDT
Diablo

9:00am PDT

Photovoice for Wellness
Participants will create a personal advocacy piece reflecting some aspect of how WRAP and wellness have impacted their lives. Photovoice projects consists of a photograph and a short personal narrative statement about its meaning and relevance from the participant's perspective. The part of the session provides information and orientation to the process, and instruction and support for crafting participants' projects. The second part will consist of a 'Story Circle' to provide support participants in crafting their short personal narratives.

*****Participants are strongly encouraged to bring digital photographs supporting the project theme to the first session.

Speakers
avatar for Lee Harrison

Lee Harrison

Lee Harrison is an Advanced Level WRAP Facilitator and works as a Senior Community Worker with San Mateo County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services. Lee is a Certified Addiction Treatment Counselor and Peer Recovery Support Specialist, and focuses on working with people with Co-Occurring... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 9:00am - 12:15pm PDT
Riverview, 16th Floor

10:30am PDT

Break
Wednesday June 7, 2017 10:30am - 10:45am PDT
Holiday Inn

10:45am PDT

10:45am PDT

Building and Sustaining a Peer Support Program
Human connection and relationships play a key role in recovery and wellness, and Peer Specialists have the gift to help make that happen. A peer specialist’s lived experience, skills, and ability to say “me too” brings a sense of hope that recovery can and does happen. Peer specialists provide support and advocacy, are role models, and facilitate positive changes at the practice, program, and policy levels. They have the ability to add a unique service layer and perspective to any helping agency. For organizations interested in building a strong workforce of peer specialists, commitment from the agency’s leadership is of key importance. Extensive planning, gaining agency buy-in, identifying funding sources, hiring peer specialists, and providing training and education are necessary to build a successful peer program. Centerstone, a Community Mental Health Center serving Jefferson and surrounding rural counties in Kentucky, currently employs over 30 peer specialists. We are building the infrastructure that creates an effective, sustainable and innovative peer program by utilizing the following strategies: Identify internal and external champions that help influence and promote change; Hire a seasoned peer specialist to provide dedicated oversight to the program; Provide certification training to prospective peer specialists; Provide peer specialists with administrative and consultative supervisors; Monthly group supervisions designed to increase skills and provide networking opportunities; Access to continuing education; Recovery training for clinical and administrative staff; Ongoing coaching on confidentiality, boundaries and ethics for peer specialists; Facilitation of creative ideas and out-of-the box thinking to enhance outcomes; Creation of ideas around transitioning individuals back into the community by utilizing peer specialists as warm hand-offs and for a personal welcome into services. Soon to follow: Program-related data and outcome measures.

Learning Objectives:
1. Be able to define the steps in creating a strong peer specialist workforce.  
2. Learn the key concepts of building an effective peer program within their agency.
3. Be able to creative ideas for peer specialists to engage individuals transitioning back into the community.

Speakers
avatar for Andrea Keith

Andrea Keith

Andrea Keith, MEd. Counseling Psychology has worked in community mental health for 18 years. She began her career as a child case manager with the Kentucky IMPACT program. She was promoted to Program Director of the Rural Division Case Management Team in which she supervised both... Read More →
avatar for Susan Turner

Susan Turner

Susan Turner has worked in community mental health for more than 23 years. She is a Certified Adult Peer Support Specialist and serves as a Unit Manager and Team Leader at Louisville’s Community Mental Health Center, Centerstone KY. She leads a consumer operated service called PEERFIT... Read More →
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Joy Varney

Joy Varney is the Project Coordinator of Peer Support Services at Centerstone, KY. She is responsible for building a strong cadre of skilled peer specialists by developing the framework for the peer support program. She has been an advocate for families, youth and adults with behavioral... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 10:45am - 12:15pm PDT
Fresno

10:45am PDT

Community Inclusion: Supporting Increased Community Participation
Exciting new research suggests that increased community participation is related to greater feelings of wellbeing and recovery. This introductory, yet highly informational session will provide peer providers and their allies a foundational understanding of the relationship between community participation and recovery and wellbeing. It will also explore the key role that peers can play in supporting increased community participation. 

This is a preview of the Community Inclusion Peer Facilitator Training developed by the Copeland Center. 

Learning Objectives: 
1. Define the concepts of community integration, inclusion, and participation and their relationship to mental health and wellness;
2. Describe the ways which community exclusion occurs and impacts health and wellness; 
3. Discuss the evidence base that supports an increased focus on community inclusion; 
4. Identify the role and value of peer support in promoting community wellness through increased inclusion.

Speakers
avatar for Matthew Federici

Matthew Federici

Executive Director, Copeland Center
Matthew comes to the Copeland Center from the Institute for Recovery & Community Integration where he served as Program Director. He is an Advance Level Mental Health Recovery Educator and WRAP Facilitator through the Copeland Center For Wellness and Recovery. Matthew’s personal... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 10:45am - 12:15pm PDT
Hermosa/Granada

10:45am PDT

Incorporating WRAP Pals in Various Settings
How to incorporate WRAP Pals into a variety of settings such as supported employment, veterans, youth/schools and clubhouses.

Learning Objectives:
1. To introduce WRAP Pals and how it works and how to start one.
2. To show how we how been intergrating WRAP Pals into various settings in Minnesota. 
3. To have a discussion on how to further network WRAP Pals groups that exist and want to start. 

Speakers
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Gayle Wyant

I have been involved and practicing WRAP since it was brought to Minnesota. I became a facilitator in 2004 and received recertification through Kaposia last year. I am a Certified Peer Support Specialist but I have worked in mental health for 25 years and a family member too. I... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 10:45am - 12:15pm PDT
Calveras/Balboa

10:45am PDT

The Dutch Way of WRAP
WRAP in Holland started after the first WRAP around the world conference, where our enthusiasm for WRAP was fueled. We saw its potency as a self-help method for people, and a cornerstone for the methods of peer support workers. In 2011 we started a learning process with a group of experts by experience to become Facilitators; and now we have a network of 17 Advanced Level WRAP Facilitators, about 170 facilitators and WRAP available in more than 15 mental health organizations. In ongoing collaboration with the Copeland Center we strive for further expansion of WRAP in Holland. In this workshop we will present some examples of how we work with WRAP in Holland. We want to discuss and learn from each other’s experiences in this workshop:
• How we make WRAP more available for users of mental health care and employees, and also for a larger group of people not connected to mental health care.
• How WRAP can support education and transformation of mental health care towards recovery oriented care?
• How to sustain Facilitators high quality?

Learning Objectives:
1. Sharing experiences how to use WRAP to transform mental health care in an recovery oriented care.
2. Sharing experiences in how to make WRAP available for a larger group of people.
3. Explore strategies how to sustain a high quality of facilitating WRAP.

Wednesday June 7, 2017 10:45am - 12:15pm PDT
El Dorado

10:45am PDT

The Practice of Self-Compassion Supports our Work as WRAP Facilitators
Self-Compassion is a word that is thrown around a lot. What does it mean, and how does self-compassion support me with building and using my WRAP? We will talk about three things that are involved in developing the practice of self-compassion: - Self-Kindness - Mindfulness - Common Humanity WRAP has a transformative affect on people’s lives, in part because it supports us to build a daily practice of wellness, and it deepens our self-awareness. Any successful change is driven from within; change only comes when we truly want to approach life differently. When we have the desire to integrate a deeper level of wholeness into our lives, we only see it actualized when we develop a daily practice. In this workshop we will explore the daily practice of inviting self-compassion into our lives. Extending the same kindness & compassion to ourselves, that we extend to others. We will talk about exercising fierce, active grace towards ourselves when we struggle or make mistakes. When we do this for ourselves, we are better equipped to offer unconditional high regard as WRAP facilitators. We will talk about the importance of mindfulness and paying attention to how we feel when we face challenge or struggle. When we struggle the most, we can feel so alone in our struggles and pain. However as we know through WRAP, pain and struggle comes with being human. This common humanity is really what peer support is based on.

Learning Objectives:
1. Leave with some clear ideas on how they can create a daily practice of self-compassion. 2. Be able to explain self-compassion, and understand how it supports people in using their WRAP.
3. Understand how paying attention to our inner critic, or our inner expert–affects our self-worth. 

Speakers
avatar for Jenn Cusick

Jenn Cusick

Jenn resides in Abbotsford, BC with her husband and 2 spicy daughters. Jenn is so thankful for the role WRAP has had in her life. It has supported her to greater mindfulness, self-awareness, stability and wellness, amongst the challenges life brings. Jenn became an Advanced Level... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 10:45am - 12:15pm PDT
Diablo

12:15pm PDT

Lunch
Enjoy lunch in the Grand Ballroom.

Wednesday June 7, 2017 12:15pm - 1:30pm PDT
California

12:30pm PDT

1:00pm PDT

WRAP for Veterans Panel
Advanced Level WRAP Facilitators and WRAP Facilitators who are Veterans will join this panel to talk about their work sharing WRAP with Veterans and within the Veterans Administration System. 

Moderators
avatar for Patti Bitney-Starke

Patti Bitney-Starke

Patti Bitney Starke is the Director of Mental Health Recovery and Wellness Employment Services at Kaposia, inc. in Little Canada, MN. She has accumulated over 30 years of experience as an advocate, trainer, researcher, program developer and activist. She is an Advanced Level WRAP... Read More →

Speakers
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Deanna Brent

Deanna is a certified Peer Support Specialist and WRAP facilitator. She works at the VA Medical Center in Boise, Idaho where she is able to use her skills and recovery story. She works primarily in a residential setting, where veterans can recover from addiction and/or PTSD. She facilitates... Read More →
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Larry Buttel

Larry is a Certified and active Peer Support Specialist at the Boise VA Medical Center.  He is a certified Advanced WRAP® facilitator and facilitates other groups and workshops at the Boise VA including DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy), Pain Management, Loss & Grief, Optimism... Read More →
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Ren Kramer

As a Peer Support Specialist for the Department of Veterans Affairs and an Advanced Level WRAP Facilitator, I have the privilege of working with Veterans every day who are working to reintegrate the themselves back into society. WRAP’s Values and Ethics have become a part of my... Read More →
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Tammy Thompson

As a veteran of the U.S. Air Force having served for 8 years I welcome the opportunity to give back. Having had my own struggles with many different issues and after searching for a better way I was introduced to WRAP. The “buy-in” was immediately for me when I heard “you are... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 1:00pm - 1:45pm PDT
Grand Ballroom

1:45pm PDT

BJ North and Jane Winterling
Speakers
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BJ North

BJ North is a long time WRAPper and really enjoys growing and learning from her experiences and experiences of others through WRAP. She believes in wellness for All and has created several amazing processes for implementing WRAP with every community member. Every member of society... Read More →
avatar for Jane Winterling

Jane Winterling

Director of the VT Recovery Education Project, Copeland Center
Jane Winterling is Director of the Vermont Recovery Education Project for the Copeland Center. Previously, she served as Grant & Education Director for Vermont Psychiatric Survivors and as a consultant to Vermont Blueprint for Health Project. Jane is one of the original group of people... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 1:45pm - 2:30pm PDT
Grand Ballroom

2:30pm PDT

Closing Remarks
Speakers
avatar for Matthew Federici

Matthew Federici

Executive Director, Copeland Center
Matthew comes to the Copeland Center from the Institute for Recovery & Community Integration where he served as Program Director. He is an Advance Level Mental Health Recovery Educator and WRAP Facilitator through the Copeland Center For Wellness and Recovery. Matthew’s personal... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 2:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Grand Ballroom

3:30pm PDT

Advanced Level WRAP Facilitator Refresher
Speakers
avatar for Matthew Federici

Matthew Federici

Executive Director, Copeland Center
Matthew comes to the Copeland Center from the Institute for Recovery & Community Integration where he served as Program Director. He is an Advance Level Mental Health Recovery Educator and WRAP Facilitator through the Copeland Center For Wellness and Recovery. Matthew’s personal... Read More →
avatar for Rona McBrierty

Rona McBrierty

I was born and live in Scotland's and as one of the international mentors for the Copeland Center I have had the privilege to be part of many groups where peers are working together to support personal and community wellness.My personal experiences and passion  to promote a society... Read More →
avatar for BJ North

BJ North

BJ North is a long time WRAPper and really enjoys growing and learning from her experiences and experiences of others through WRAP. She believes in wellness for All and has created several amazing processes for implementing WRAP with every community member. Every member of society... Read More →
avatar for Jane Winterling

Jane Winterling

Director of the VT Recovery Education Project, Copeland Center
Jane Winterling is Director of the Vermont Recovery Education Project for the Copeland Center. Previously, she served as Grant & Education Director for Vermont Psychiatric Survivors and as a consultant to Vermont Blueprint for Health Project. Jane is one of the original group of people... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
Calveras/Balboa

3:30pm PDT

WRAP Facilitator Refresher
*******Pre-resigtration required. Check at the registration desk about space.

In order to improve skills and stay informed regarding effective approaches to WRAP Facilitation, continued learning is imperative. It is a best practice for WRAP Facilitators to attend a refresher course at least once every two years to stay up to date on developments. This course is recommended for WRAP Facilitators to enhance their knowledge and skills with WRAP and to receive updates on implementing WRAP as an evidence-based practice (EBP).

WRAP Facilitator Refresher includes this session on Wednesday, 6/7 and full days on Thursday 6/8 and Friday 6/9.  


 

Speakers
avatar for Waynette Brock

Waynette Brock

One New Heartbeat
Chief Executive Officer, One New Heartbeat, Inc. Waynette is an Advanced Level WRAP Facilitator and leads the organizational team which has created an outreach modality that encompasses a broad range of services, specifically targeting high risk individuals, as well as anyone who... Read More →
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Gina Calhoun

Gina Calhoun works for the Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery. After 17 years of back-to-back institutionalization, Gina credits her journey forward in life to relationships that chose to focus on What's Strong Not What's Wrong and to meaningful employment. Gina often says... Read More →
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Amey Dettmer

​Special Projects Coordinator, Doors to Wellbeing
Amey Dettmer is a Certified Peer Specialist and Advanced Level WRAP Facilitator from rural Pennsylvania.  Amey is currently the Special Projects Coordinator with Doors to Wellbeing National Consumer Technical Assistance Center and the Copeland Center. Previously Amey has been employed... Read More →
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Sharon Rose Torres

My name is Sharon Rose Torres, I am a member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe. I have been working for the County of Santa Clara Behavioral Health Services Department since 2012 as a lead for the Native Family Outreach Program.  A good percentage of my job is conducting trainings... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
Hermosa/Granada