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NWI Newsletter

July 6, 2016

Greetings from the National Wraparound Initiative!

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NWIC Academy September 2016: Early Bird Registration Ends This Thursday, July 8th!

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2nd Annual National Wraparound Academy

Date / Location: September 19 – 21, 2016, Rockville, MD

NWIC, in partnership with the NWI, is providing a three-day Academy focused on implementation of high quality, research-based Wraparound care coordination. The Academy will provide individuals in key Wraparound roles – including care coordinators, parent and youth partners, supervisors and managers, policy-makers, family and youth leaders, researchers and evaluators – with opportunities to learn from the field's foremost experts in Wraparound and systems of care.

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Watch the Academy informational webinar »

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Field Test NWI's New Booster Training!

The NWI is ready to release an updated version of our new Wraparound skills booster training. This release incorporates feedback from NWI members and we want to know what you think! Field testers should have some experience in Wraparound facilitation, be over 18 years of age and be able to commit at least an hour of time to taking the training. Gift cards are available as a thank you.

Contact Emily Taylor at eta2@pdx.edu for more details »

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.

Register for the webinar »

Member Spotlight

Toni Donnelly

Toni Donnelly

Meet Toni Donnelly, Director of Training and Innovation at the Family Involvement Center. With over 17 years of experience in the children’s behavioral healthcare field, along with lived experience as a parent of three children with complex needs, Toni is a featured trainer in the 2016 National Wraparound Academy. She will be participating in the Building Skills in Parent Peer-to-Peer Support track alongside other national experts in the field.

Read more about Toni »

News from the Field

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

  • ADHD: The Pros and Cons of a Drug Holiday
  • New Study: Medication and Children in Foster Care
  • Poor Outcomes for Adolescents Who Use Marijuana
  • A Link Between Air Pollution and Children’s Mental Health?

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 »

Early Bird Rate Extended: Annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health

Dates / Location: September 29 – October 1, 2016, San Diego, CA

This annual conference offers state-of-the-art training, networking opportunities and the exchange of ideas related to clinical practice, workforce development, research and policy among an interdisciplinary network of national and international colleagues. Early bird registration has been extended to July 10th.

Contact Christina Huntley for more information »

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Early Childhood SOC Learning Community

Date / Time: Monday, July 18, 2016, 11:30am – 1pm PDT / 2:30pm – 4pm EDT

Join Neal Horen, PhD, for an opportunity to discuss practical strategies for meeting the needs of young children and their families using the SOC approach. The information and resources are relevant for states and communities already focusing on early childhood SOCs, those considering expanding services, or those interested in learning more.

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FFCMH Conference Call for Presentations: July 29th Deadline

The National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health invites you to submit presentations for their 27th Annual Conference, taking place from November 10 – 13, 2016, in Phoenix, AZ. This year’s conference will offer multiple learning opportunities that address the most current issues facing children, youth and young adults with behavioral health challenges and their families.

Learn more »

Job: Senior Research Analyst

Location / Deadline: Baltimore, MD / July 13, 2016

Sponsor: The University of Maryland, Baltimore School of Social Work, The Institute for Innovation and Implementation

This position is responsible for conducting advanced analyses, research activities, and programs to promote a culture of assessment and evidence-based decision making in child welfare, juvenile justice and public mental health systems.

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Job: Wraparound Technical Specialist

Location / Deadline: Seattle, WA / July 16, 2016

Sponsor: The University of Washington Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Division of Public Behavioral Health & Justice Policy (PBHJP), and the Wraparound Evaluation & Research Team (WERT)

The person in this position will lead WERT (the Wraparound Evaluation and Research Team) in providing comprehensive specialized technical support to Wraparound implementing entities.

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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"The NWI works to promote understanding about the components and benefits of Wraparound, and to provide the field with resources to facilitate high quality and consistent Wraparound implementation."


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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