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NWI Newsletter

December 15, 2016

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Webinar Recording Available: How to Be More Outcomes-Based in Your Wraparound Practice

On December 6th, nearly 200 people attended the latest NWI webinar co-presented by Dr. Jennifer Schurer Coldiron (UW Wraparound Evaluation and Research Team) and Kim Coviello (National Wraparound Implementation Center). This webinar explained the power of progress monitoring, and provided concrete, family-friendly approaches as well as tools for getting and using data to help stay on track. If you missed it, be sure to check out the NWI webinar archive.

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New Tiered Care Coordination Document!

In light of the need to understand best practices for a tiered care coordination model for children, youth and young adults with behavioral health challenges, The National Technical Assistance Network for Children’s Behavioral Health convened a meeting of experts from various sectors to discuss emerging areas of tiered care coordination. The results and findings from the meeting were recently released as a meeting summary and can be accessed from the NWI library.

Access the summary today »

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Janet Walker in New Zealand!

Janet Walker, Co-Director of the NWI, sends her greetings from "down under" where she has been presenting on and learning about Wraparound. Check out our Wraparound news blog for more details of her latest adventure in Hastings, NZ. Also, be sure to like our Facebook page for all the updates!

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Member Spotlight

Caitlin Baird

Caitlin Baird

In July 2014, Caitlin began her work with Youth MOVE Oregon as a Wraparound youth partner. She eventually became a consultant and trainer for Oregon’s System of Care and Wraparound Initiative. Caitlin is an advocate for youth participation in all levels of decision-making – from directing their own treatment to leading organizations.

Read more about Caitlin »

News from the Field

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

  • Policy Statement on Early Childhood Homelessness
  • New KSOC-TV Webisodes
  • Depression Rates Growing Among Girls
  • Suicide in Children and Early Adolescents
  • New Series from Child Trends: It Matters!

View these and other news items »

Events and Opportunities

Funding Opportunity: 2016 SOC Expansion And Sustainability Cooperative Agreements

Application Deadline: January 3, 2017

The purpose of this program is to improve behavioral health outcomes for children and youth (birth-21) with serious emotional disturbances and their families. A complete description is available from the link below.

Apply before January 3, 2017 »

Early Childhood SOC Learning Community

Date / Time: Monday, December 19, 2016, 11:30am – 1pm PST / 2:30 – 4pm EST

Nikola Edge from Arkansas will anchor this month’s call, which will focus on Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation.

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Why Social Marketing Matters

Date / Time: Wednesday, January 18, 2017, 11:30am – 1pm PST / 2:30 – 4pm EST

This month's SOC Expansion Leadership LC will focus on using a social marketing/communications approach to expand SOC, and the importance of National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day.

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Understanding Trauma and Promoting Resilience

Date / Time: Thursday, January 19, 2017, 12 – 1:30pm PST / 3 – 4:30pm EST

The topic of this LC for Family Leaders is how resilience can be developed and nurtured, and what parents can do to build resilient children. A facilitated discussion will follow a short presentation, and resources on resilience will be provided.

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Call for Proposals: Advancing School Mental Health

Proposal Deadline: January 30, 2017

The Center for School Mental Health is now accepting proposals for the 22nd Annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health, to be held in Washington, D.C. from October 19th to 21st.

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Early Bird Registration Open for Tampa Conference

Early Bird Registration Deadline: January 31, 2017

The 30th Annual Research & Policy Conference on Child, Adolescent, and Young Adult Behavioral Health will be held March 5 – 8, 2017 at the Hilton Tampa Downtown Hotel. The 2017 conference will feature a track dedicated to Wraparound research and innovations. Early bird registration is now open!

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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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