Veterans & People in the Military
Walter B. Hudson, BS Ed. CPS
Advanced Level WRAP Facilitator
President, Resilience Advocacy & Associates, Inc.
Project Manager, The Ohio Certified Peer Specialist Training and Certification Initiative
At the 2nd International WRAP Around the World Conference in Oakland, California, Mary Ellen Copeland, Veteran Leaders and VA staff, Copeland Center For Wellness and Recovery, and Vet To Vet leaders met to discuss furthering WRAP FOR VETERANS AND PEOPLE IN THE MILITARY in the VA`s offerings of recovery opportunities to Veterans.
Awilda Lipfird and Larry Glick Vet to Vet Chapter Founders, Lorain County and Stark County, Ohio.
3 Vets with WRAPs
This is a photo of Walter B. Hudson, founder of Vet To VetVet Ohio, with Ken Prabucki. Ken is the Peer Support Coordinator for the Cleveland VAMC and the liason for the VA to Vet To Vet Ohio. Walter and Ken are standing in front of the VA Center for Stress Recovery in Cleveland, Ohio, where focus groups of Veterans of both genders and all eras met to go over WRAP to create a Veteran- Friendly Version of WRAP that Mary Ellen Copeland published as WRAP for Veterans and People In The Military. The map shows the Louis Stokes VA Medical System (Northeast Ohio), which is the target area for our pilot project to train 100 Vet To Vet Ohio Facilitators who will be cross trained as WRAP ® Facilitators and NAMI Facilitators. The Ohio wide goal is to train 600 Vet To Vet Ohio Facilitators over three years to work as 300 co-facilitator teams.
Gene Hicks is a retired (21½ years) Infantry First Sergeant (E-8) who has served in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Gene is currently attending a program that will certify him to conduct the Wellness Recovery Action Plan for the veterans he serves. After his retirement in April 2011, he saw first hand the hardships that are associated with leaving the Military. Gene is now commited to help elevate and serve those who served, as a counselor and a service coordinator in Boise, Idaho.
"The process of recovery begins with you, but you don't have to do it alone!!! "
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