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NWI Newsletter

July 23, 2015

Greetings from the National Wraparound Initiative!

NWIC Mini Academy attendees

The 1st NWIC Academy was a huge success, with over 250 participants!

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NWI Resources and News

Webinar Slides: Building a Family Support Partner Program

This February 2015 webinar was created at UMFS (United Methodist Family Services) in partnership with the VA Center of Excellence, NAMI VA, and Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services. It was centered on the Parent Support Partner program that UMFS developed in central and Northern VA.

Access the slides »

Teens, Health and Technology: A National Survey

This is a study of a nationally-representative sample of teens that documents teen internet use. It describes how teens look for health information online (including social media), how much they trust the health information they find, and why some teens are not satisfied with online health information.

Read the report »

Wraparound Comix

Facilitator Reel comic panel
Facilitator Reel comic panel

NWI Comix Contest Ends in a Tie!

Votes from participants in the National Wraparound Implementation Academy (NWIA) were combined with online votes from NWI members. After the votes were tallied, Facilitator Reels #4 and #16 were tied for first place. From the votes, we pulled two names at random to receive a framed copy of the comic of their choice.

Our NWIA winner was Megan French, with Lutheran Community Services in Washington, who voted for #16. Our online winner was Cora Spagnola, with South Community Positive Health Options in Ohio, who voted for #16.

Thanks for your participation and congratulations to our winners!

Member Spotlight: Ermila Rodriguez

Ermila Rodriguez

Ermila "Mila" Rodriguez is a Trainer/Consultant for the System of Care Institute, Center for Improvement of Child & Family Services, and School of Social Work at Portland State University. She provides training, workforce development, consultation, systems development, and technical assistance activities in support of efforts to implement aligned, coordinated and comprehensive service delivery systems for children, adults, and families at the local, regional, and state level. Mila strives to build a culturally responsive system of care that works for youth and families across service sectors.

Read more about Ermila Rodriguez »

News from the Field

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

  • Children and "Screen Addiction"
  • Sexual Abuse to Prison Pipeline
  • Teaching Emotional Awareness
  • Assessing Trauma in Kids

View these and other news items »

Events and Opportunities

Job Announcement: Behavioral Health Wrap Supervisor

Pathways Behavioral Health is seeking a qualified individual to provide medical oversight for all client referrals, service provision, and utilization management.

Application information »

Foster Family-based Treatment Association (FFTA) 29th Annual Conference

Dates: August 2–5, 2015

Join over 600 child welfare and children's mental health professionals who will explore the best practices being applied in treatment foster care and related family-based treatment services.

Register for the conference »

Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) Summer Training

Dates: August 5–7, 2015

A special introductory session will be offered on August 4th for those new to BBI. Highlights of this training include three morning plenaries and training sessions for practitioners, administrators, families and youth.

Register for the training »

School Health Interdisciplinary Program (SHIP)

Dates: August 6–7, 2015

SHIP is a professional development opportunity on critical components of coordinated school health. Earn up to 12 continuing education hours learning about trauma informed care, psychotropic medications, telemedicine and more.

Register for the program »

Webinar: Integrating Restorative Practices in Schools

Date/Time: Tuesday, August 11, 2015 (11am - 12:30pm PDT; 2pm - 3:30pm EDT)

This webinar discusses adoption of Restorative Practices (RP) to prevent incarceration, reduce recidivism of arrests, and increasingly, prevent suspensions from schools.

Register for the webinar »

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

Order print publications »


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