This week, PEERS is hosting a five-day intensive Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) facilitator training. PEERS Program Assistant Vilma Sakalauskaite and Best Now‘s Kimberly Marquez-Cortez are the lead trainers for this particular session.

This training will be happening all week at our Oakland office. It is for anyone who has attended the Seminar I training and wishes to increase their facilitation knowledge. WRAP participants who have attended 8-10 weeks of a group but have not attended the Seminar I training are also eligible to participate. If you’re interested in signing up for the next 5-day training in August 2018, please contact

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The Seminar II WRAP Facilitator Training is an intense and highly interactive workshop which provides participants with the initial tools to facilitate WRAP groups and support other people to develop their own WRAPs.  After this training, participants will have a personal understanding of the values and ethics of WRAP, mental health recovery concepts, facilitation techniques based on WRAP principles, and how to use WRAP for their own personal wellness.

Attendance of the Seminar II Training is not a guarantee of certification. Each participant is required to complete four different performance elements during the training. Facilitators will work collaboratively with participants to do their best to make all participants successful. Those who receive a certification can then co-facilitate groups in the community.

On Monday, attendees will learn about developing support, values and ethics, key concepts, and the power and importance of language.

On Tuesday, attendees will cover understanding and accommodating diverse needs, responding to questions, respecting different perspectives, and recovery topics.

On Wednesday, attendees discuss presentation and facilitation skills, and quality control for the overall product.

On Thursday, attendees will practice their presentation skills.

And on Friday, attendees will create their own personal WRAP story.

Check back soon for more pictures from this training!