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Rockstar Feature: Copeland Center for Wellness & Recovery

It’s time once again to feature one of the 2019 Rockstar Award recipients: The Copeland Center for Wellness & Recovery. Last year, they won the coveted Organization of the Year award, and for good reason! Read a little more about what they do.

The Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery is a peer-run 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides training, consultation, and program activities to support the wellness, recovery, community inclusion, and peer support journeys of individuals. We work with the owners of WRAP® materials at Advocates for Human Potential (AHP) to ensure the fidelity and quality implementation of WRAP® Facilitation in the health care system.  We further enhance the effectiveness of recovery groups, healthcare providers, healthcare organizations, and healthcare systems that seek to support individuals’ recovery and wellness.

From their 2019 Nomination:

The Copeland Center has made a tremendous effort to enhance youth involvement, youth-led, and youth-driven initiatives. They consistently promote youth engagement in all projects and ensure that not only that youth voice is heard within the organization, but in all other organizations, they are in collaboration with. The Copeland Center launched a National Youth Mental Health Convergence that was entirely youth planned and executed. They have also developed a youth peer support curriculum that was created by youth, for youth, keeping to the model of youth-led projects and programs. As an organization that has a history of providing education to the peer workforce,

The Copeland Center serves as a model for how organizations can fully implement a good workforce with authentic youth
voice included in decisions. The Copeland Center also promotes this type of youth leadership consistently through their Doors to Wellbeing Program that serves as a TA provider, giving guidance and support to many peer-run organizations throughout the Country. The Copeland Center youth team has also worked alongside many of the Youth MOVE chapters such as in FL, VA, and PA. The young team leaders of the Copeland Center have also connected with some of the Youth MOVE National leaders, and have worked alongside this group in multiple projects. The Copeland Center is a deserving organization that genuinely promotes youth voice and involvement through programming, advocacy, and organizational governance.

Thank you Copeland Center for being a beacon of advocacy for youth voice!

Remember, Rockstar 2020 Nominations end on October 2nd. If you know an organization that is doing amazing youth work, nominate today!

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