Wraparound Archives - NWI

Research Review: Coordinated Adolescent- and Family-Centered Services

June 19, 2017 | Emily Taylor

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Adolescent Health has published a research review on coordinated adolescent and family-centered services, one of the “Five Essentials” identified by its Adolescent Health: Think, Act, Grow (TAG) effort. The review highlights research, evaluation reports, and other publications that inform the field about key issues in, and effective practices for, fostering improved health, reducing risky behavior, and improving engagement and healthy development in young people.

Read the TAG research review»

Wraparound Conference in New Zealand

February 20, 2017 | Emily Taylor

Dr. Ruth Gammon of Massey University in New Zealand and Dr. Eric Bruns, co-director of the National Wraparound Initiative, were keynote speakers at a Wraparound conference at Massey University earlier this month. The event offered information and training workshops for those who work with at-risk children and families.

Read more about the Wraparound event in New Zealand»

Eric Bruns in New Zealand for National Wraparound Summit

February 13, 2017 | Emily Taylor

Eric Bruns, PhD, co-director of the National Wraparound Initiative, is in New Zealand this week for a National Wraparound Hui at Massey University. (Hui is a word with Māori origins used in New Zealand for gatherings and assemblies). Bruns participated in a national radio interview there with Dr. Ruth Gammon, Massey University psychologist and organizer of the event, about how wraparound services can help at-risk kids.

Listen to the interview on Radio New Zealand with Eric Bruns and Ruth Gammon»

Resource: The Importance of Family Involvement in Evaluation

February 6, 2017 | Emily Taylor

Presentation materials are now available from SAMHSA on the importance and value of engaging families in evaluation efforts related to system of care expansion. This resource should be of interest to those working in family-run organizations, including family leaders, evaluators, directors, managers, and other team members.

Access the presentation on The Importance of Family Involvement in Evaluation»

Resource: Putting the Outcomes-Based Principle into Action Part One: A Guide for Wraparound care coordinators

January 27, 2017 | Emily Taylor

A new resource is now available on the NWI site: “Putting the Outcomes-Based Principle into Action Part One: A Guide for Wraparound Care Coordinators.” This guide was prepared by Jennifer Schurer Coldiron, Spencer W. Hensley, Eric J. Bruns and Ryan Paragoris of the University of Washington School of Medicine Wraparound Evaluation and Research Team, to provide concrete guidance to Wraparound care coordinators about how to apply theessential Wraparound principle of being outcomes based.

Download the Wraparound Coordinator Guide»

Access the webinar recording on this topic along with other past webinar recordings and resources»

Podcast: Home-visit program in child maltreatment cases strengthens parent-child interaction

January 24, 2017 | Emily Taylor

NIH funded a study of a home-visit program for parents previously investigated for child abuse. The study found that the program led to dramatic reduction in the percentage of young children who were removed from their homes and placed in foster care. During the home visits, trained specialists videotaped parents playing with their children and then provided feedback for the parents to help them be more sensitive to their child’s emotional and social cues.

Listen to the podcast recording about this research study»

Community Schools Can Make a Difference for LGBTQ Youth

January 5, 2017 | Emily Taylor

This recent post from the Center for American Progress highlights the many benefits of community schools that “leverage partnerships between government agencies and community-based service providers to improve the educational achievement of students by caring for the overall well-being of students and their families”. The authors argue that community schools can also improve outcomes for LGBTQ youth by providing access to services and supports.

Read about community school programs that support LGBTQ youth»

New in NWI Library: FREDLA Tip Sheet on Gathering Input from Families

August 24, 2016 | Emily Taylor

As a core member of the National Technical Assistance Network for Children’s Behavioral Health (TA Network), NWI is proud to share a new TA Network tip sheet, produced by FREDLA (the Family Run Executive Director Leadership Association), in our Publications library. “Focus Groups: An Effective Strategy for Gathering Input from Families” includes information about how to best utilize focus groups to gather input from families and other stakeholders.

Access the new FREDLA tip sheep and other resources in NWI’s resource library:»

Webinar Recording Available: Health Homes for Children with Serious Behavioral Health Challenges

August 22, 2016 | Emily Taylor

“Health Homes for Children with Serious Behavioral Health Challenges: Examples Using Evidence-Informed Wraparound Approaches,” a new webinar from The TA Network on designing and implementing health homes for children with serious behavioral health challenges, discusses special considerations in developing health homes for this population and explores how they have been implemented in New Jersey and Oklahoma.

Access the webinar recording on Wraparound approaches for implementing health homes»

Policies and Procedures: Examples Gathered by the TA Network

August 18, 2016 | John Ossowski

The NWI is a core partner in the National TA Network for Children’s Behavioral Health. We are glad to share these resources the Network recently gathered to help SOC grantees write policies and procedures. Click on the links in the list below to see the examples: