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Chapter 11: Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP)

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11.1 Overview

The Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) program is for adults with a severe mental health disability. The program's primary goal is to help consumers identify and learn to use wellness tools (coping strategies and resources) when they experience triggers or early warning signs that their mental health is worsening or when things are breaking down.

11.2 Definitions

Adult with severe mental illness

An adult with severe mental illness is a person who

Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP)

The WRAP program is for adults who have severe mental illness and who want to learn strategies to monitor, reduce, or eliminate uncomfortable or dangerous physical symptoms, emotions, and feelings. A participant writes a comprehensive action plan to help manage his or her own illness. The plan includes the following topics, among others:

11.3 WRAP Service Delivery

The WRAP services can be delivered either individually or in a group setting. In a group setting, the ratio between WRAP facilitators and consumers cannot be greater than one WRAP facilitator to eight consumers.

WRAP facilitators who work with DARS DRS consumers must follow the Copeland Center's WRAP values and ethics, process, and concepts. Facilitators must use the evidence-based model recognized by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Facilitators follow the WRAP Facilitator's Training Manual and use the PowerPoint presentation slides and CD found in the training manual during presentations. The three day WRAP curriculum may be approved in consultation with the Counselor.

11.4 Consumers Best Suited for a WRAP

A consumer who can benefit most from a WRAP will learn how to use wellness tools to manage his or her disability. This is a consumer who

The consumer learns how to use wellness tools that allow him or her to move forward in recovery by developing natural supports, coping skills, and self-management skills.

The consumer must be experiencing difficulties in, or lack useful life experience in, one or more of the following areas:

11.5 WRAP Outcome

The WRAP benchmark is achieved when the consumer has

The fee for successful achievement of the WRAP benchmark is $500.00. The benchmark fee can be paid only one time per consumer.

11.6 WRAP Facilitator Qualifications

A WRAP facilitator must

The prerequisites for the WRAP facilitator certification can be met by taking the Mental Health Recovery Correspondence Course. See the Copeland Center website.