Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP)
WRAP Tip of the Month
Within the structure of WRAP is freedom. Filling out your WRAP plan is like choosing whatever kind of pie filling you want. The choices are up to us and they’re infinite. The crust holds everything together.
Crestwood Eureka Pathways
WRAP is an evidence-based treatment tool that Crestwood has been using for more than 15 years. It is a personalized wellness and recovery approach that helps people to decrease and prevent intrusive or troubling feelings and behaviors; increase personal empowerment; improve quality of life; and achieve their own life goals and dreams. WRAP can help individuals to monitor uncomfortable and distressing feelings and behaviors and, through planned responses, reduce, modify, or eliminate those feelings. WRAP also includes plans for responses from others when an individual cannot make decisions, take care of themselves, and/or keep themselves safe.
Crestwood has instilled WRAP into all of our services and staff. WRAP has been implemented in each one of our programs, with a variety of approaches being used. While the curriculum of WRAP has core values and ethics that are to be adhered to, there are a variety of ways that it can be taught. Providing WRAP in a variety of approaches enables the client to choose the kind of approach that most directly appeals to their needs and interests.
Crestwood believes in the healing power of WRAP and has established a WRAP Committee to support all of our programs to carry out the mission of WRAP — to improve wellness and quality of life for ALL, which includes clients and staff.
Martha Crawford, Crestwood Administrator and Copeland Center Certified Advanced Level WRAP Facilitator
Greg Parnell, Health and Wellness Facilitator
Terry Paterson, Director of Education and Recovery Services
BJ North, National Consultant – Copeland Center
Joanne Basco, Administrative Program Coordinator
Campus Advanced Level WRAP Facilitators (AWLFs)
Ruth Gonzales- Crestwood San Francisco Healing Center
Tina Healy- Crestwood Bakersfield
Sarah Wilt- Crestwood Bakersfield
Guillermo Hernandez: Crestwood Chula Vista
Theresa Sorenson: Crestwood Eureka
Maritza Vindell: Crestwood Fresno Bridge
Ana Boydstun: Crestwood Kingsburg Healing Center
Robert Levy: Crestwood Modesto
Cameron Miller: Crestwood San Diego
Anna Handzar: Crestwood San Jose
Van Jerald Pareno: Crestwood Manor Alameda
Acela Ayson: Crestwood Recovery and Rehabilitation Center Vallejo
Rosanna Evangelista: Crestwood Recovery and Rehabilitation Center Vallejo
The Crestwood WRAP Committee provides ongoing Corporate WRAP trainings, mentoring/technical assistance throughout our campus, and a new leading-edge project since 2016. The Organizational WRAP Landscape (OWL) collaboration with The Copeland Center and CBHI. The OWL Project is intended to support the well-being of our workforce which supports our focus of wellness and recovery for those we serve.
WRAP on our campuses is typically conducted 4-5 times per week, with two Certified WRAP Facilitators leading the oversight of the curriculum and leading groups. A typical WRAP class involves an open-ended or time-limited class cycle (depending on the facility). WRAP groups have the leader and clients in a circle, binders open, going through their plan together. It is a requirement of the WRAP curriculum that if you are going to teach it, you MUST be actively working on your own plan. This would include the group leader, sharing at an appropriate level, what is in their own plan.
The advantage of having the majority of the Crestwood workforce oriented to having a WRAP plan is that they can support the program through sharing in the common language of the plan, and it assists in the reduction of the us/them power differential that can impede establishing a therapeutic relationship.
We have found that programs that conduct WRAP classes four to five times per week have higher statistics in discharging their clients to lower levels of care.
Other forms of WRAP groups include, but are not limited to:
- WRAP for Women and WRAP for Men
- WRAP to Work
- WRAP 0verview Training for staff to create their own plan (this includes ALL staff, regardless of whether or not they will be teaching it)
- Applying WRAP to your life outside of the facility i.e. when you get discharged, when you go home for a visit with your family, etc.
- WRAP for School in our supported education programs