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North King County – DBHR Peer Continuing Education Series – WRAP Level 2 (5 Day)

April 2, 2018 @ 9:00 am - April 6, 2018 @ 4:30 pm

Spend five days learning to become a WRAP Facilitator. This course is designed to help you become a powerful change agent as a WRAP Facilitator. You 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; and
• use interaction and presentation styles and strategies that enhance recovery.

WRAP Seminar 1: Intro to WRAP is a pre-requisite for WRAP Seminar 2: WRAP for Facilitators – Attendees MUST supply questionnaire answers and appropriate documentation to attend WRAP Seminar 2.

About the speakers:

Jennifer Bliss, ALWF 

Jennifer Bliss is the Senior Manager of the Office of Consumer Partnerships at the Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery. In her work, Jennifer is responsible for promoting recovery and resilience throughout the state and within the agency. She is a person in recovery in mental health and uses this voice at the state and in the community. Jennifer is a strong champion of WRAP and loves teaching classes and helping others discover this very useful tool. Jennifer has been using WRAP since 2003 and finds it one of the most useful tools she has to help her stay on the right track in her recovery. Prior to her current position, Jennifer was a teacher for 20 years and uses this experience to create enriching environments where people can learn and grow in applying the principles of WRAP in their own journeys.

Laurel Lemke, ALWF

Laurel Lemke, M.S., C.P.C., Director of Consumer Affairs at Western State Hospital has provided mental health, leisure, vocational rehabilitation and advocacy and education services for 35 years.  She helped introduce Patient Family Psychoeducational programs to Western State Hospital in the 1990s and currently is part of the team that plans WSH Community Conversations. Laurel honed her speaking skills through Toastmasters, she has presented at local, state and national conferences. She has offered Mental Health First Aid from a peer perspective for 10 years. WRAP has been an integral part of her recovery journey. Her favorite wellness tool is  performing as Stand Up for Mental Health Comic with David Granirer.

Laurel is honored to serve as an Advanced Level  WRAP Co-Facilitator for Holding the Hope as an Advanced Level Facilitator. Each seminar is an opportunity to build meaningful connections with our statewide community of Certified Peer Counselors.

Lunch will not be provided. Parking is free. 

Please note, an Employer note is required to attend this workshop. 

Seating is limited, pre-registration is required. Employed certified peer specialists will be given first priority. Please send questions to Sharon Holmes at (702) 608-8350 and/or Sharon@holdingthehope.com.

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April 2, 2018 @ 9:00 am
April 6, 2018 @ 4:30 pm
Event Category:


WaHCA Office of Consumer Partnerships


Days Inn Mount Vernon
2009 Riverside Drive, Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Mount Vernon, WA 98273 US
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