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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, WVCBAPP, 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 NADDAC approved McShin Recovery Coach Leadership Training for PRSS Core Training for PRSS Certification in person with online training available in the following areas including Ethics and other domains (Advocacy, Recovery/Wellness, and Mentoring/Education) 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 peer led Trainings Qualified as Certification Training for PRSS.  Coll

1. Recovery Coach Basics McShinn Model PRSS Training. for certification training PRSS.

2. Ongoing monthly Ethics Trainings 6 Hr. Minimum per month

3. Ongoing 4 hr. training series: Core Competencies for Peer Workers in Behavioral Health  Settings 

Evidence-Based trainings include:

1. 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. Peer Group training technique

2. 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. Peer Group technique

3. Whole Health Action Management- one on one wholistic wellness using Motivational Techniques

4. Illness Management and Recovery- a series of 10 proven wellness responses in group settings 

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:

Recovery Advocacy Day virtual training with Shatterproof. 1.5 Hr. FREE PRSS Advocacy Domain in collaboration with GRaCE, Shatterproof, 

*3/11-14/24 - In Person Co-Facilitation:  McShin Foundation Recovery Coach & Peer Leadership Training 8:00 am - 6:00 p, (EST) Provides 30 hr. required for PRSS Certification in WV, Bridge Valley CTC, South Charleston, WV In Person Co Facilitation with Lodestar Behavioral Health contact  (Search dates for events)

*Facilitating WV Leadership Academy in Romney WV 

*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 facilitated at the WV Leadership Academy held in Beckley at Seed Sower May 17.

The 4th Recovery Day at the Capital was held March 7, 2024. collaboration with GRaCE virtual training via zoom with Shatterproof. 1.5 Hr. FREE PRSS Advocacy Domain registered on the Marshall University Peer Hub offered for Free. 


Evidence Based Wellness Recovery Action Plan co-facilitation Trainings are  established.

*August of 2022 the first event of WRAP Sem I &II was held in Charleston co-facilitation with Holy City Wellbeing collaborating

*November 2022 a Sem I & Sem II was conducted at Laurel Mountain Integrated Health in Logan with Holy City Wellbeing serving as co-facilitation collaboration sponsored by Williamson Health and Wellness.

*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.

*WRAP Seminar II followed in Charleston April 3-7, 2023 with Holy City Wellbeing

*Collaborated with Holy City Wellbeing to provide a WRAP Seminar II in Romney WV May 1-5 2023

*WVR Co-facilitated a WRAP Seminar I in Grantsville WV at Calhoun FRN with Wellness In Action May 23-24.

*Several 2 day Seminar I have been conducted in Logan, Dunbar, Chelyan, and Huntington with Laurel Mountain Integrated BH, Marshall Collegiate Recovery, Southern CTC Collegiate Recovery, and Lodestar BH.

*WV Recovers provided a WRAP Seminar II in Morgantown training 18 peers to cofacilitate the process in January of 2024 with Lodestar BH 

WVR will be requesting donations from participants to fund cost of co Facilitation. A minimum of $500 per person for WRAP Seminar II and $250 each person unless other arrangements are made. Contact


WVR Coordinator J.K. McAtee, Advanced Level Facilitator & Certified Wellbeing Mentor

WV Recovers is supporting allies as a cofacilitator for McShinn Recovery Coach Trainings and Ethics during the nearly every month, collaborating with Collegiate Recovery, WVARR, Lodestar, First Steps Wellness Center, Southern CTC & Bridge Valley CTC Collegiate Recovery and Chris Lovins of Huntington

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.

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