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August 4, 2016

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National Wraparound Implementation Academy Registration is Filling Up!

The National Wraparound Implementation Center is offering a three-day Academy focused on high quality, research-based Wraparound implementation September 19 – 21, 2016 at the Hilton Washington DC/Rockville Hotel and Executive Meeting Center: 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852.

This Academy will feature top national experts in Wraparound and broader children's behavioral health. For the first time, the Academy will host sessions designed for Wraparound facilitators to enhance their skillsets. Other sessions are designed to meet the needs of parent partners, family and youth leaders, researchers and evaluators, supervisors and managers, and policy-makers and administrators.

This Academy is intentionally designed to be more intimate to support skill development and has limited registration space. Registration is quickly filling up! See the agenda at-a-glance and REGISTER now!

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Upcoming NWI Webinar: Practice, Organization, and Quality Standards for Wraparound

Date / Time: September 7, 2016, 11am – 12pm PDT / 2pm – 3pm EDT

In this webinar, the UW Wraparound Evaluation and Research Team (WERT) will present a new resource of the NWI – a comprehensive summary of Practice, Organization, and System Standards for Wraparound. The webinar will explain the development of these standards – still in draft form for review and pilot testing – and describe how to use the tool for Wraparound planning and self-assessment.

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Now Available: Tampa Presentation on Using CANS Data

Have you checked out the NWI’s YouTube Channel lately? You’ll find a wealth of information including our most recent addition: "Using Administrative CANS Data for Benchmarking and Outcomes Monitoring in State-Wide Wraparound Initiatives." This presentation was delivered by Dr. Eric Bruns, Co-Director of the NWI, at the 29th Annual Research and Policy Conference on Child, Adolescent and Young Adult Behavioral Health.

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Member Spotlight

Spencer Hensley

Spencer Hensley

Spencer Hensley has been a member of the Wraparound Evaluation and Research Team (WERT) at the University of Washington for five years. During that time, he has worked closely with sites across the country, helping to guide evaluation projects, and facilitate understanding of results. Spencer is excited to be WERT’s new Evaluation Technical Assistance Specialist and he will be joining his colleagues at the National Wraparound Implementation Academy.

Read more about Spencer »

News from the Field

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

  • New Resource for Parents/Children Experiencing Homelessness
  • Wraparound Services Measure Up in Cost/Benefit Analysis
  • Assessing Readiness to Become a Parent Peer Support Provider
  • New Recommendation: Limit Exposure to "Virtual Violence"

View these and other news items »

Events and Opportunities

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 family member / caregiver. Participants are eligible for incentives. Please contact John Ossowski for more details.

Email John at jdo@pdx.edu »

Keeping Kids Safe: Promoting Tolerance and Inclusion Among Students to Prevent Bullying

Date / Location: August 12, 2016, Washington, DC

The upcoming 2016 Federal Bullying Prevention Summit will focus on the strategies schools, students, parents, and community members can use to ensure that all students have supportive educational environments within which to learn. This year, there will be a special emphasis on the issues facing transgender youth, students with disabilities, as well as Muslim and Sikh students.

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Learning Community: Family-Driven Care Across Systems

Date / Time: Thursday, August 18, 2016, 12pm – 1:30pm PDT / 3pm – 4:30pm EDT

The Learning Community for Family Leaders will explore how family-run organizations can partner across systems such as child welfare, juvenile justice, substance use, mental health and education to embed family-driven care principles.

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Work in Wraparound!

The NWI Wraparound jobs blog has a number of listings – and some of them have application deadlines as early as August 8th. Current listings include:

  • Continuum of Care Director (South Carolina)
  • Clinical Research Specialist (Maryland)
  • Clinical Research Assistant (Maryland)
  • Clinical Director (Illinois)

More details »

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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