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NWI Newsletter

April 21, 2016

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New NWI Product in Development: Online Booster Training

Last month, the NWI presented on the development and initial user testing of an interactive, video- and web-based "booster" training for core wraparound skills. We hope this exciting new project will provide a means of relevant, efficient and effective training for Wraparound professionals nationally.

Watch the presentation on the NWI's YouTube Channel  »

Access the slides »

Help Build a Booster Training Library!

If you're excited about our booster training project – please help us! 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  »

New TA Resource: Coordinating Wraparound with Evidence-Based Clinical Care

In response to the technical assistance questions we are most frequently asked, the NWI has produced a series of TA resources that summarize current research and implementation best practices in Wraparound. The third in this series covers the topic of combining Wraparound with evidence-based clinical care and features a collection of links to pertinent documents, webinars and other sources. Other installments in the series will be highlighted in upcoming newsletters.

Access TA resource sheet #3 »

Wraparound Comix

Facilitator Reel #25

Facilitator Reel #26

The "Facilitator Reel" is a series of one-pagers with a humorous take on Wraparound roles and concepts. In Issue 26, Nate brings his Wraparound team closer to nature.

Read Facilitator Reel #26 »

News from the Field

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

  • Resource: Building Cross-System Implementation Centers
  • Video: Science-Based Innovation in Early Childhood
  • Texting Intervention May Increase Parent Engagement
  • CDC: Social Factors Associated with Children's Behavioral Health
  • Substance Abuse Prevention for Early Childhood

View these and other news items »

Events and Opportunities

National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day: May 5, 2016

How will you celebrate? A national event, "Finding Help, Finding Hope," will be offered in Washington, DC at The George Washington University School of Media & Public Affairs' Jack Morton Auditorium. You can still register for the national event and learn more about how your community can celebrate.

Register for "Finding Help, Finding Hope" »

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Learning Community on LGBTQI2-S Youth

Date/Time: May 6, 2016, 10am – 11am PDT; 1pm – 2pm EDT

This is an online forum for all system of care partners to develop a deeper understanding of the strengths, challenges and issues facing our youth and young adults who are sexual- and gender-orientation diverse.

More information »

18th Annual Family Cafe

Date/Location: June 10 – 12, 2016, Orlando, FL

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.

More information »

Advancing School Mental Health Conference

Dates: September 29 – Oct 1, 2016

This year’s conference theme is Shape the Future of School Mental Health: Advancing Quality and Sustainability. The conference will emphasize a shared school-family-community agenda to bring high quality and evidence-based mental health promotion, prevention, and intervention to students and families.

Register »

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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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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