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King County – Wellness Recovery Action Plan for Peers – Seminar 2 (WRAP for Facilitators) Training and Technical Assistance (5-Day)

August 19, 2019 @ 9:00 am - August 23, 2019 @ 4:30 pm

The WRAP Facilitator training provides an experiential learning environment based on mutuality. Participants in this course will be expected to participate in interactive learning activities and demonstrate their own experience with WRAP.

This training is appropriate for King County Certified Peer Counselors who would like to lead WRAP groups, work with others to develop their own WRAP and give presentations on mental health recovery related issues to groups or organizations.  Attendees must have participated in the WRAP Seminar 1 training.

Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the recovery process and learn to:

  • Work with people who have mental health challenges to discover the strengths they have and can use to enhance their recovery.
  • Effectively share the underlying concepts necessary to recovery – hope, personal responsibility, education, self-advocacy, and support.
  • Work with individuals and groups to develop a WRAP.
  • Teach about wellness tools and strategies.
  • Empower and motivate people to work toward recovery – feeling the way they want to feel, making their lives the way they want them to be, and moving toward meeting their life goals.
  • See other interaction and presentation styles and strategies that enhance recovery.

Technical Assistance for WRAP Seminar 2 graduates will be available via Health Care Authority (HCA) funded webinars exclusive for Holding the Hope’s WRAP students.  These quarterly webinars will have 30 minutes of training, 30 minutes of goal setting and discussion on the identified topic and 30 minutes of reporting out on accomplishments on the previous goals set.

Additional TA will be available via online access to a pool of Advanced Level WRAP facilitators.  Graduates will log into an exclusive King Co membership portal and sign up for a 15 minutes consult with an Advanced Level Facilitator trainer of their choice.



About the Facilitators:

Sharon Holmes has over 20 years of formal work experience and education. She holds a Master Degree in Education from SIUC, IL, a graduate certificate in Human Resources from Chapman University now Brandman University in Orange, CA, and an Associate of Art and Science Degree from Pierce College, Lakewood, WA. Sharon worked as a WA State Certified Peer Counselor and has managed a team to facilitate change and empower women. She is a Licensed Chemical Dependency Professional (CDPT). During her tenure a Recovery Educator; Sharon provided direct care management and instruction to clients with mental health and substance use challenges and/or co-occurring disorders. Sharon is owner of Ms. SharCo LLC and Inspiring Here & Now LLC which offers workforce educational trainings; and she is also an Independent Contractor, currently working as Training Coordinator for Hoping the Hope; coordinating WRAP and Continuing Educational trainings sponsored by the State of WA.  She is, facilitating Co-occurring Disorders training, a Certified Therapeutic Options Trainer, teaching de-escalation skills to Certified Peer Counselors, WRAP as an Advance Level WRAP Facilitator. Sharon is passionate about educating others; she sees the power of education as tool to work for other as it is for her and it’s the focus of her work.

Michael Hardie has been employed as a Peer Support Specialist with Optum Pierce BHO since 2009. Throughout his life, he has looked to those around him to try and negotiate life’s difficulties, spending years ‘self-medicating’ with alcohol and drugs. In 2006, he was hospitalized, hopeless and pathetic—until he saw others in the hospital with him getting well, which ignited a spark of hope for him. He was able to stabilize his life, and then turn it around, with the help of those who had walked similar paths. One day a mentor suggested that he try to be of service to others, and this shift of perspective changed everything.

He is now enjoying 12 years of what he likes to call ‘co-occurring recovery’, exchanging peer support with people from all over Pierce County, throughout Washington and even across the country.

He is an Advanced Level Facilitator for the Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP), a trainer for the Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR) Recovery Coach Academy, the Washington Certified Peer Counselor Training, Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) for Adults and Youth, and Peer Support Whole Health Training.


Coffee and snacks will be available. Please note, lunch will not be provided, and there are no restaurants within walking distance.

Registered peers will be responsible for their own travel and lodging accommodations.



Please note, registering for the course requires additional information to be submitted. Once registered, we will be in contact by phone and/or email.

Please note, this workshop is only eligible for people who work in King County.




Seating is limited, pre-registration is required. Please send questions to Sharon Holmes at Sharon@holdingthehope.com.



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Behavioral Health and Recovery Division (BHRD) – King County & Holding the Hope
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605 SW 108th St., Seattle, WA 98146
Seattle, WA 98146 US
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