Wednesday, October 10, 2018
8:30 am – 5:00 pm 
6817 Dogwood Road ~ Baltimore, MD 21244
General Information
Ten years ago, with funding from the (then) Mental Hygiene Administration’s Systems Transformation Grant, Wellness Recovery Action Plan – WRAP® was introduced to Maryland.  The WRAP® On! event celebrates that milestone and seeks to educate more people about the usefulness of WRAP®.WRAP® was developed by Mary Ellen Copeland, Ph.D. in 1997.The Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery was contracted to train directors and peer specialists of On Our Own of Maryland’s affiliated  wellness and recovery centers  in the evidence-based program of WRAP®.  WRAP® has now been introduced to thousands of people across the state of Maryland.


WRAP® is a powerful self-care plan a person creates for themselves to help them attain and maintain wellness, however they define it.  It is a self-management and recovery system originally developed by a group of people with mental health difficulties who were struggling to incorporate wellness tools and strategies into their lives.  In addition, WRAP® is also being used for other issues ranging from substance use disorders to physical health challenges and relationship issues.  WRAP® is a highly individualized process, which is one of the reasons for its success.


The WRAP® program is used world-wide, touching more than 1.5 million people in over 11 countries including the U.S., Ireland, Japan, Australia and Ghana.  Dozens of studies have confirmed its effectiveness.


Keynote Speaker
MATTHEW FEDERICI, is the Executive Director of the Copeland Center for Wellness & Recovery. He came to the Copeland Center in 2010 from the Institute for Recovery & Community Integration where he served as Program Director to create systems transformation through implementation of a certified peer specialist training program across Pennsylvania.


Matthew is an internationally recognized speaker, trainer and consultant on recovery, wellness, community inclusion and peer support.  He serves on the board of directors for the International Association of Peer Support and the National Coalition for Mental Health Recovery.  Matthew has provided keynote presentations, training programs and webinars on recovery, community inclusion and peer supports in over 45 different states in the US as well as in Japan, Ireland, Scotland, Canada, Hong Kong and the Netherlands.


Matthew is an Advanced Level Mental Health Recovery Educator and WRAP® Facilitator and is a Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner. He was awarded the Distinguished Advocate Award from the Pennsylvania Association of Psychosocial Rehabilitation Services in 2002 and Exemplary Practice Award in 2007 from the Mental Health Association of Southeastern PA Board of Directors. Matthew received his MS in Rehabilitation Counseling from Rutgers University.



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