Articles by Others
The Many Faces of WRAP
by Marvel Boolman, CRSS [Certified Recovery Support Specialist]
Facilitators on Facilitating
These are responses to a question by Mary Ellen Copeland on becoming / being a WRAP Facilitator
Glyn Butcher's WRAP Plan
"How Wellness Recovery Action Planning (WRAP) Changed My Life"
by Glyn Butcher
Glyn Butcher, a WRAP Facilitator who lives near Sheffield , England, shared his WRAP with his friends on facebook. He is kind enough to let us share it here as well.
Seclusion and Restraint
Forum on Seclusion and Restraints
This page is your response to the following message from Mary Ellen Copeland [facebook, April 23, 2012] :
Recently I spoke at a major national mental health conference. At these conferences, I often learn more between sessions than in sessions. This one was not an exception. I learned from highly committed, fantastic people what they were doing to assist and support people as they work their way through serious mental health challenges. I heard about how they give people hope, treat them with dignity, compassion and high regard, and help them discover their strengths and the resources they have to easily and safely help themselves feel better.
However, I also heard some things that distressed me. I wanted to share these things with you to see what you know, how pervasive these issues are, and what you feel we can do about it. I heard that upon admission in many in-patient mental health facilities, everyone is strip- searched--a very traumatizing procedure for anyone. And I heard that people who are reaching out for help from mental health challenges are routinely treated badly, and are often put in restraints and seclusion. I do understand that the safety of the people who work in these facilities and the safety of the people who are receiving services is critical. But it does seem to me that we can figure out ways to assure people's safety without violating the values and ethics that I feel should underline all of mental health services provision. Please let me know what you have heard and what you feel we can do to address these issues as quickly as possible.
Thank you so much, Mary Ellen Copeland
Click here For the Copeland Center Position Paper on The Elimination of Seclusion and Restaints
The Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery is leading the way toward seclusion and restraint free environments. A group of stakeholders has come together and written a position paper on the Elimination of Seclusion, Restraints, Force and Coercion. This is a very important topic that often affects those who are the least able to advocate for themselves. Please join with us to create a seclusion and restraints free health system.
This article was original published on January 29, 2012
on Dr. Balt's website, thoughtbroadcast.com
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