About Advocates for Human Potential, Inc. (AHP)
AHP has worked passionately to improve health systems and business operations since 1986. We’ve influenced changes in health systems to support vulnerable populations—from policy creation all the way to ground-level, hands-on work. We believe improved health systems and organizations mean improved health outcomes for all people. WRAP perfectly aligns with our mission to help individuals reach their full potential.
AHP bought WRAP and Recovery Books from Mary Ellen Copeland, PhD, in 2016. This purchase included intellectual property (copyright) and inventory for the 30+ books, manuals, curricula, and other educational products, along with a website, mobile app, and elearning curricula. AHP continues to create WRAP materials, both by updating products and developing new ones. Our team works hand-in-hand with the Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery and others in the WRAP community to meet the current and changing needs of WRAPers around the world.
AHP is the copyright holder for all WRAP materials. We are headquartered in Massachusetts. Learn more at AHP’s website.
About Human Potential Press
Human Potential Press (HPP) is the publishing arm of AHP. HPP produces, manages, and distributes all WRAP and Recovery Books materials, along with other AHP books, materials, and curricula.
AHP maintains close working relationships with organizations and individuals who are part of the global WRAP community to support WRAP worldwide.
Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery—Licensed Authorized Training Organization
The Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery is a peer-run nonprofit organization. It promotes personal, organizational, and community wellness and empowerment through education, training, and research. It’s the only organization in the world licensed by AHP to certify Advanced Level WRAP Co-Facilitators. It has trained and certified more than 10,000 WRAP Co-Facilitators worldwide. The Copeland Center was named in honor of and dedicated to the memory of Mary Ellen Copeland’s mother.
Learn more at the Copeland Center website.
AHP works closely with Copeland Center staff, including Jane Winterling, co-originator of WRAP, to ensure they continue collecting data on what helps people get well and stay well, and what ensures the success of WRAP groups. The findings are woven into training events and WRAP resources.
Mary Ellen Copeland, PhD—Senior Consultant to AHP
Mary Ellen Copeland, PhD, developed WRAP in 1997 with a group of people who had lived experience of serious mental health challenges. In 2003, she—along with other people in recovery and supportive allies—founded the Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery to promote mental health recovery through education, training, and research based on WRAP.
In 2016, Mary Ellen Copeland transferred ownership of her works to AHP to ensure the continued quality production and dissemination of WRAP materials worldwide. AHP continues to work with Mary Ellen as a consultant to ensure that the WRAP community can continue to benefit from her extensive knowledge about WRAP concepts and their practical application.