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NWI Newsletter

May 14, 2015

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NWI Resources and News

Upcoming Webinar: Staff Recruitment and Retention or Replacement

Date/Time: Tuesday, May 19, 11am - 12:30pm PDT / 2pm - 3:30pm EDT

During this webinar, National Wraparound Initiative experts will weigh in on best practices from recruitment to interviewing, and from selection to replacement. Attendees are encouraged to participate by bringing their own specific questions around this important topic.

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Upcoming Webinar: An overview of TMS-WrapLogic Behavioral Health Record (BHR)

Date/Time: Tuesday, June 2, 12pm - 1:30pm PDT / 3pm - 4:30pm EDT

Eric Bruns, PhD, UW Wraparound Evaluation & Research Team (WERT) and Kelly Hyde, PhD, Social TecKnowledgy will provide an overview TMS-WrapLogic, an evidence-based and Wraparound care coordination practice model aligned with a client tracking software system. Attendees will also learn about participation in research opportunities forthcoming in July 2015.

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National Wraparound Implementation Center (NWIC) Mini-Academy – July 2015 – Only TWO MONTHS to go!

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

Research Highlight: Wraparound’s Return on Investment (ROI)

Originally published by the National Technical Assistance Center for Children's Mental Health, this report documents the latest knowledge about return on investment (specifically cost savings) in systems of care. Recently, NWI has added a companion summary document that addresses Wraparound specifically.

Access both resources »

New Question from the Field

Has your agency developed materials to explain the role of family partners to families involved in Wraparound? Maybe you have a social media post dedicated to the topic or other marketing materials. If so, an NWI member could use your help! Please share your materials with John Ossowski, NWI project manager via email today!

Email John at jdo@pdx.edu »

Wraparound Comix: Comix Contest!

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. Winners will be able to select their favorite of the three comics for framing, not just the comic that receives the most votes. 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.

Vote for your favorite comic »

News from the Field

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

  • Training pediatric care professionals improves mental health care
  • Out-of-home placements don't improve outcomes for most youth
  • Improving practices by understanding the effects of childhood stress
  • What does federal law say about students with disabilities and bullying?
  • New SAMHSA App: Video demonstration of "Talk. They Hear you."

View these and other news items »

Events and Opportunities

Job Opportunity: Director, Youth ‘N Action Program

A new opening with Washington State University will afford candidates the opportunity to develop sustainable local and statewide education, training, coaching, mentoring and technical assistance to support agencies in providing Wraparound with Intensive Services (WISe) with fidelity. Deadline to apply is May 24, 2015.

Read about this opportunity »

Zero Suicide Movement Webinar

Date/Time: Tuesday, May 19, 2015 12pm PDT – 1:30pm PDT

This webinar will feature several new suicide prevention initiatives and a recent national report that seeks to bridge the gaps between suicide attempt survivors, mental health policy makers, suicide prevention leaders, and program implementers.

Register for the webinar »

17th Annual Family Cafe Conference, Orlando FL, June 5 - 7, 2015

This three-day event provides a venue for people with disabilities and their families to learn about available services, connect with policy makers and network with each other. Check the Family Cafe website for additional details and updates.

Register for the conference »

National Certification of Parent Leaders, Ontario, CA, June 16-19, 2015

This National Certification of Parent Leaders provides the first-ever opportunity to implement a comprehensive, research and competency based credentialing program for Parent Leaders. Participants will build upon their knowledge, skills and abilities to implement practices that will improve the lives of families.

Register for the program »

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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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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