News. On a fun note, WRAP and Mary Ellen Copeland were mentioned in an article in Psychology Today titled “Experts by Experience: Peer Support: A Key and Underutilized Position in the Mental Health System,” for anyone who wants to take a look.

Webinar. Also, Mary Ellen, WRAP Director Lynn Miller, and ALFs Lee Horton and Dennis Horton were featured on the most recent NAMI webinar titled “NAMI Ask the Expert: The Future of WRAP.” It was a fantastic experience, with more than 1,000 registrants. The response was overwhelmingly positive, and we’ve been receiving emails from all over the country from people interested in WRAP. We hope you’ll take some time to watch it! They were interviewed by Ken Duckworth, NAMI Chief Medical Officer, who is a huge advocate for WRAP.

Seminars/Trainings. You can now register for upcoming WRAP Seminars, Refreshers, and Recertifications online. There are several currently open, such as:

  • ALF Recertification / Seminar III combo in historic Charleston, South Carolina, Feb 26-28;
  • Seminar II in typically sunny Pasadena, California, March 19-21; and
  • Several online Seminar I; and
  • Facilitator Refreshers that will cover how to facilitate WRAP online. After attending, Certified WRAP Facilitators will have permission to offer WRAP Seminar I online. The first one will be held in March.

More offerings will be added as they are scheduled. Space is limited for all seminars, so sign up early if you want to attend.

Holidays! Mary Ellen Copeland, one of the founders of WRAP, shares an article this month that may help you get through the holidays, which though joyful for many, can also be stressful, lonely, or “triggering” for others. Take care of yourself this month!

Incredible Opportunity for Native Americans

AHP is looking for volunteers for a new and groundbreaking WRAP initiative! The WRAP team is working on a new book for Tribal communities. We have been working with Tribal communities to provide the benefits of WRAP and to learn ways to create a culturally sensitive WRAP for Native Americans. We want to hear from the Native American community to continue the development of this important work. On that note, we have a few spots left for Native Americans in our WRAP community who would like to be part of a focus group to help create WRAP products for Native Americans.

Participation would include going through a virtual WRAP Seminar I (at no cost) and taking part in a focus group to produce a book that is directed to the Tribal communities. This is a unique opportunity and we welcome your assistance. Please email for more information.