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​            Latest Projects​:

WV Recovers is planning several events.

Please refer to the trainings section for more details.

WV Recovers is arranging technical assistance with the The Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery & Doors to Wellbeing to become a Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery Center of Excellence and is collaborating with other Wellbeing Mentors here in WV to develop resources for trainings for mental health peer support and peer recovery support specialist supervisor training. WV Recovers is in contact getting technical assistance from Peer Center of Excellence to devise a plan for WV to develop the training structure for this potential new peer role in collaboration with WV BBH, WVCBAPP, Marshall Peer Hub and Synergy Health among others.

WVR continues to collaborate with WVAPP, Marshall University Peer Hub, RCO, Peer Centers communities, provider agencies & allies to support concerns and developments that we value as peer support allies.

WVRecovers.Org can train as an Ambassador of Faces and Voices of Recovery and offers this advocacy skill set training curriculum as well. WVRecovers.Org also works closely with the WVLeadershipAcademy.Org ( which is recognized by SAMHSA as an Exemplary Self-Advocacy Program

WV Recovers provides Ethics and other domain training online via the Marshall Peerhub: https://wvbhtrainings/peerhub/trainings  to groups of PRSS WV Recovers developed an orientation curriculum for PRSS as well. This 10 hr. curriculum has been piloted in Huntington as well in April of 2022.All Certificates of Attendance are offered through a collaboration with PEER Resource Network, a preferred provider through WV Certification Board.

Activities conducted during the 1st Qtr of FY2024  has provided 11 trainings to 76 people providing 142 hr. PRSS CEU credits.

WV Recovers provided 933 hr. CEU while facilitating 60 trainings to 651 attendees.  during fiscal year 2023.   

The Coordinator is a facilitator for five peer led trainings:

1. Recovery Coach Basics McShinn Model PRSS Training.

Evidence-Based trainings include:

2. Taking Action for Whole Health & Wellbeing: Copeland Center Certified Wellbeing Mentor and Advanced Level Facilitator: 

Taking Action for Whole Health and Wellbeing is a self-care and recovery educational program developed by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS), within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under contract with Mary Ellen Copeland, PhD.

3. WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Planning) Seminar I (building your own WRAP & Seminar II (International WRAP Facilitator Certification) and is certified as an Advanced Level Facilitator at the Copeland Center

4. Whole Health Action Management

5. Illness Management and Recovery 

In June 2021 project coordinator was trained to deliver Addictive Behavior Awareness curriculum developed by Randall  Brown, PRSS.

WVRecovers.Org posts sponsored public training events on the Marshall University Center for Peer Excellence (PEER Hub)

UPCOMING EVENTS: may be obtained from our trainings page on this website

WVR has joined allies at events including:  

Facilitating WV Leadership Academy in Romney WV 

Collaborated with Holy City Wellbeing to provide a WRAP Seminar II in Romney WV May 1-5.

WVR assisted BOMAR Club with Lodestar to provide Recovery Coach Basics course May 8.9.10 in Ripley with a 2 day 16 hr. ethics coarse May 11-12 to follow at BOMAR Club location.

WVR will attended the WV Leadership Academy held in Beckley at Seed Sower May 17.

WVR will co facilitate a WRAP Seminar I in Grantsville WV at Calhoun FRN with Wellness In Action May 23-24.

The Annual WV Recovery Advocacy Day was held March 9, 2023. Collaborating with GRaCE, Kara Prunty, BA with Wellness in Action and PEER Resource Network, WVR provided 1.5 Hr. Recovery Attendance Credits to individuals. Register at

The Evidence Based Practice Wellness Recovery Action Plan co facilitation is going strong as well. WV Recovers provided 2day WRAP I Seminar to 9 participants at the BOMAR Club in Ripley WV in Feb,2023 and two additional 2day Seminar I's were held March 28-29 at One Voice training and event center in Oceana with the second one at the Dunbar Wellness In Action Center location on April 1-2. A WRAP Seminar II followed in Charleston April 3-7, 2023.  WVR will be requesting donations from participants to fund cost of co Facilitation. A minimum of $500 per person for WRAP Seminar II and $200 each person unless other arrangements are made. Contact WVR Coordinator J.K. McAtee, Advanced Level Facilitator. 

WV Recovers is supporting allies as a cofacilitator for McShinn Recovery Coach Trainings and Ethics during the month of March.

WV Recovers held the annual P.E.E.R. Summit Virtual Recovery Ed. Event via Zoom in September of 2023. Several peers and allies participated. Jay Phillips of the Recovery Community Organization:  Seed Sowers  was voted the 4th Ted Johnson Paradigm Pioneer Award.

WV Recovers recently held two WRAP Seminar I & Seminar II in Charleston and Logan WV. In 2023 52  people were certified as International WRAP co facilitators. 3 individuals are now Advanced Level Trainers in WV.

How to help WVRecovers.Org:

Like & Follow our Facebook Page & Join our Facebook Group. Add your contact information to get information regarding news of employment, funding, law changes and educational events.

Assist us by volunteering and identifying peers and allies who can help us have a unified voice in all peer matters. WVRecovers.Org has made arrangements with Greater Recovery and Community Engagement (GRaCE) to provide trainings through for basic Recovery Coach/Life Coach and Advanced Coaching curriculum and opportunities to provide volunteer hours with the newly formed Recovery Community Organizations and/or Community Resource and Recovery Centers. 

Identify and become willing to serve as a volunteer.

Share what you need and help us to help each other with peer education, advocacy and programming for peer supports.

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