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NWI Newsletter

October 15, 2015

Greetings from the National Wraparound Initiative!

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NWI Resources and News

New Clinical Distance Learning Series Webinar Available

The NWI is a core partner in the TA Network, which is offering access to the webinar "Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: Understanding, Assessing, and Intervening," featuring Lisa Jacobson, Ph.D., a Neuropsychologist at Kennedy Krieger Institute. In this presentation, Dr. Jacobson describes the definitions, diagnosis, prevalence, comorbidities and complications, costs, assessment, and treatment of ADHD as part of the TA Network Clinical Distance Learning Series.

Access the presentation on YouTube »

Access the accompanying research brief »

NWI Needs Your Help with an Ongoing Study!

We've been collecting and analyzing videos of Wraparound practice and we need more videos. Specifically, we are looking for videos of one-to-one interactions between a Wraparound facilitator and a young person, family member or other team member. Participants are eligible for incentives. Please contact John Ossowski for more details.

Email John at jdo@pdx.edu »

Member Spotlight: Sandy Bumpus

Sandy Bumpus

Sandy Bumpus

Sandy Bumpus is the parent of two children experiencing significant mental and behavioral health challenges. She has over 15 years of experience working in Children's System of Care and Wraparound in Oregon. She is currently the Executive Director of the Oregon Family Support Network (OFSN), a family-run organization, and State Chapter of the National Federation of Families on Children's Mental Health. Since 2012, Sandy has worked with a strong, committed team of staff and community partners to expand the role of family partners in Wraparound.

Read more about Sandy »

Learn about the Oregon Family Support Network »

News from the Field

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

  • Practice Guide Available: LGBT Youth in the Juvenile Justice System
  • Addressing Substance Use in Young People
  • Medical Treatment and Children in Foster Care
  • Cross-Sector Collaborations Support Children’s Health
  • Redirecting the School-to-Prison Pipeline

View these and other news items »

Events and Opportunities

Call for Proposals: 29th Annual Research & Policy Conference

Dates: March 13–16, 2016

Call for Proposals is now open! Since 1988, this annual conference has been a leader in promoting the development of the research base essential to improved service systems for children and youth with mental health challenges and their families. This conference will be held in Tampa, FL.

Submit your proposal before October 30th »

Call for Proposals: 18th Annual Family Café

Dates: June 10-12, 2016

The Annual Family Cafe typically includes over 160 individual breakout sessions, addressing a wide range of disability-related topics, from information on specific disabilities, to financial management, youth issues, special education and assistive technology. The 18th Annual Family Cafe will be held in Orlando, FL.

Submit your proposals before December 17th »

26th Annual National Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health Conference

Dates: November 20–22, 2015

This conference brings together family members, young adults, and professionals in a safe, stigma-free setting that celebrates skills and successes. Learn about the latest issues and trends from the perspective of a family-driven and youth-guided approach.

Register for the conference »

32nd Annual Parent and Family Engagement Conference

Date: December 1–4, 2015

The 2015 Parent and Family Engagement Conference is the only national event that focuses on how communities, parents, families, and Head Start program staff can best partner to promote both parent and family engagement and children’s learning and development.

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

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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