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NWI Newsletter

June 11, 2015

Greetings from the National Wraparound Initiative!

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NWI Resources and News

Article: Taking Wraparound to Scale

In this recent article from the TA Telescope (published quarterly by the TA Network for Children's Behavioral Health), Dayana Simons discusses the need to move beyond grant funding in order to take Wraparound to scale. She explores strategies ranging from Medicaid to other state sources.

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Dual Diagnosis Screening

This resource, from Reclaiming Futures National Program Office, provides an overview of screening instruments that can be used with youth who are involved in the juvenile justice system. It also provides guiding principles to follow when screening adolescents.

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National Wraparound Implementation Center (NWIC) Mini-Academy

Registration will close on Monday, June 15th, and space is limited!

NWIC, in partnership with the NWI, is providing a two-day Academy focused on implementation of high quality, research-based Wraparound care coordination. Grantees of the Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children and their Families Program are allowed to use grant funds to participate in the National Wraparound Implementation Academy as this Academy will meet the requirement in the grant.

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Wraparound Research

New Financing Briefs Available

The National Technical Assistance Center for Children's Mental Health has published two new environmental scans that show ACA implementation activities that support youth with serious mental health conditions and their families. The first brief specifically covers System of Care financing.

Access both resources »

Wraparound Comix

Facilitator Reel comic panel

Facilitator Reel Number 21

The "Facilitator Reel" is a series of one-pagers with a humorous take on wraparound roles and concepts. In Issue 21, Ralph encounters resistance when suggesting team members for Ken's meetings.

Read Facilitator Reel #21 »

Vote for Your Favorite "Facilitator Reel" and Win a Framed Copy!

This is your chance to win a framed copy of your favorite of three classic "Facilitator Reel" comics for your home, office – or as a gift to someone else. Voting will take place online until July 14, 2015.

Winners will be announced at the National Wraparound Implementation Center Mini-Academy on July 15, 2015 but anyone, including non-attendees, can pariticipate and win.

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News from the Field

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

  • Family Engagement in Connected Learning
  • Mentoring to Strengthen Services to Youth
  • A Decline in Serious Mental Health Problems Among Youth
  • Locking Up Juvenile Offenders Doesn't Work
  • Youth with Serious Mental Health Conditions Do Not Receive Treatment

View these and other news items »

Events and Opportunities

Children's Mental Health Webinar Series

Date/Time: Wednesday, June 17, 2015 (12pm - 1:30pm PDT; 3pm - 4:30pm EDT)

Join the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD) for their webinar focusing on evidence based practices for children with serious emotional disturbance.

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Webinar: Recovery Hip Hop

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

This STAR Center webinar will help attendees understand the role of Hip Hop culture in engagement, outreach and recovery.

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Annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health (November 5 – 7, 2015)

This year's theme is Getting Jazzed about School Mental Health. Held in New Orleans, the conference will advance knowledge and skills related to school mental health practice, research, training, and policy.

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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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