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NWI Newsletter

September 17, 2015

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Opportunity: Director, System of Care Institute

The Center for Improvement of Child and Family Services (CCF) at Portland State University is seeking a director for its System of Care Institute (SOCI). SOCI offers consulting and training designed to promote system of care principles in child and family services across multiple systems.

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Resource: Keeping Youth Engaged in Wraparound

Have you checked out the publications and tools search lately? If not, you're missing out on some great resources like this article by NWI Co-Director, Janet Walker. Originally published in the TA Telescope, this article highlights research-based best practices for keeping young people engaged in Wraparound.

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Wraparound Comix

Facilitator Reel comic panel

Facilitator Reel No. 22

The "Facilitator Reel" is a series of one-pagers with a humorous take on wraparound roles and concepts. In Issue 22, Trey explains the importance of "family culture."

Read Facilitator Reel No. 22 »

News from the Field

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

  • Picky Eating and Mental Health Conditions in Kids
  • Partner, Build, Grow: New Action Guide Available
  • California Legislation to Reform Use of Psychiatric Drugs in Foster Care
  • Statewide Reform to Psychiatric Drug Prescriptions for Children

View these and other news items »

Events and Opportunities

Job Opportunity: Wraparound Implementation Specialist

The Texas Institute for Excellence in Mental Health (TIEMH), housed within the School of Social Work, University of Texas at Austin, is accepting applications for a full-time Wraparound Implementation Specialist. Applications due September 30, 2015.

Read more and apply »

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.

Submit your proposal today »

20th Annual National Conference on Advancing School Mental Health

Dates: November 5–7, 2015

This annual conference offers numerous opportunities to advance knowledge and skills related to school mental health practice, research, training, and policy. It emphasizes a shared school-family-community agenda to bring high-quality, evidence-based mental health programs to students and families.

Register for the conference »

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 »

Global Youth Justice International Training Institutes

Date: December 1–3, 2015

Training sessions cover a wide variety of topics ranging from offering quality community service programs to grant writing and administrative issues. Find out more from the Global Youth Justice Institute web site.

Register for the institutes »

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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