Jode’s WRAP Story

Although I was introduced to WRAP in 2000 and wrote my first plan, it wasn’t until I became a WRAP facilitator and really starting using and knowing the importance of having a plan.  In 2006 I was hospitalized for what was initially thought to be a stroke because my...
Delayed Arrival at Desired Destination

Delayed Arrival at Desired Destination

Growing up, I was a big dreamer: college, marriage, family, career. I was enthusiastic, active, and driven. I didn’t let the anxiety I began experiencing when I was roughly nine, the depression I began experiencing when I was 14, or the hypomania which started at age...
The Sometimes-Terrifying, Sometimes-Thrilling Nature of Change

The Sometimes-Terrifying, Sometimes-Thrilling Nature of Change

May 1 marks the first anniversary of the time my husband and I sold most of our stuff and moved our family cross-country to a town we’d visited only twice into a house we’d bought after only ever seeing it online because we decided to follow our dreams. It was the...
WRAP in Schools: Promoting Social and Emotional Development

WRAP in Schools: Promoting Social and Emotional Development

As schoolchildren return to classes in the river town of Kearney, Nebraska, their teachers will have new tools to help them grow socially and emotionally. That’s because their teachers attended a professional development day focused on helping children manage trauma,...