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NWI Newsletter

January 23, 2015

Greetings from the National Wraparound Initiative!

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NWI has launched a brand new website with new features!

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NWI Resources and News

Completely Redesigned NWI Website!

We're ushering in NWI's second decade with a new web site. We hope you'll be pleased with our new look, easier-to-navigate design and enhanced capabilities that will make it easier for members to connect and share. Within the new web site, you'll find all the content you've come to rely on – and we're continuously adding more. Check back often for more updates, including an upcoming listing of over 200 references to the Publications and Tools library.

Member tutorial part 1 (PDF) »

Member tutorial part 2 (PDF) »

Take the video tour of the new website »

Upcoming Webinar: Implementing Evidence Based Practice within Wraparound and Systems of Care

This webinar will present an overview of the relevance and alignment of evidence based treatments (EBTs) to wraparound care coordination and systems of care more broadly. It will then go on to provide examples of how local systems have ensured that youth with complex needs have access to EBTs within a wraparound context.

Date: Thursday, January 29, 2015, 11am PST / 2pm EST

Register for the webinar »

National Wraparound Implementation Center (NWIC) Mini-Academy – July 2015

NWIC, in partnership with the NWI, is providing a two-day Academy focused on implementation of high quality, research-based Wraparound care coordination on July 14-15, 2015 at Portland State University. This Academy will serve as a booster that enhances knowledge, skills, and abilities of local leaders from across the country. Specific tracks will be offered for administrators, supervisors, implementers of youth peer support and evaluation staff.

Register for the Academy »

Wraparound Research

Would Your Agency Like to Test an Electronic Behavioral Health Information System Specific to Wraparound… for Free?

The Wraparound Evaluation and Research Team (WERT) at the University of Washington announces the opportunity for Wraparound implementing sites to participate in a federally-funded research project to help further develop and test the NWI's comprehensive, web-based electronic behavioral information system, TMS-WrapLogic.

Learn more »

Due to our rapid development and testing cycle, this opportunity is extremely time limited! For more information, please contact April Sather, WERT Project Director, at 206-685-2310 or sathea@uw.edu »

Wraparound Comix: "Facilitator Reel" No. 18

The "Facilitator Reel" is a series of one-pagers with a humorous take on wraparound roles and concepts. In Facilitator Reel No. 18, the facilitator and family member roles are flipped.

Read Facilitator Reel No. 18 »

News from the Field

The following are NWI staff selection of recent news of interest to the Wraparound community:

  • National Drug Facts week is next week!
  • Homelessness is a growing problem for children and teens
  • Prevalence of FASD may be higher than previous estimates
  • Half of U.S. kids experience trauma

View these and other news items »

Events and Opportunities

28th Annual Research & Policy Conference on Child, Adolescent and Young Adult Behavioral Health

The University of South Florida will be hosting the 28th Annual Research and Policy Conference on March 22 - 25, 2015 in Tampa, Florida. This year, the National Wraparound Implementation Center will be sponsoring a special Wraparound track. Be sure to check the conference website for more details and updates.

Register for the conference »

Order Publications from the NWI

Printed copies of the following publications can be ordered from the NWI:

  • Wraparound Process User's Guide: A Handbook for Families
  • Manual de Usuario del Proceso del Wraparound (Asistencia Integral): Una Guía para Familias (Spanish Version of The Wraparound Process User's Guide)
  • Wraparound Implementation Guide: A Handbook for Administrators and Managers

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"The NWI works to promote understanding about the components and benefits of Wraparound, and to provide the field with resources to facilitate high quality and consistent Wraparound implementation."


Funds to support this activity come from the Center for Mental Health Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, United States Department of Health and Human Services.

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