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NWI Newsletter

June 15, 2016

Greetings from the National Wraparound Initiative!

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The NWI is deeply saddened by the recent national tragedy in Orlando. If you know children or youth who are grieving or scared, the National Child Traumatic Stress Network has resources to help you support them.

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Upcoming Webinar: What to Expect from the Academy

Date / Time: June 28, 2016, 10am – 10:30am PDT / 1pm – 1:30pm EDT

Join NWIC staff and key presenters to learn more about what to expect from the 2nd Annual National Wraparound Implementation Academy – before early bird registration ends on June 30th! Please bring your questions for our panel of presenters!

  • Marlene Matarese, National Wraparound Implementation Center (presenting in the care coordination and staff supervision tracks)
  • Jennifer Schurer Coldiron, Wraparound Evaluation and Research Team (WERT), University of Washington (presenting in the research and evaluation track)
  • And more!

Grantees of the Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children and their Families Program are allowed to use grant funds to participate in the National Wraparound Implementation Academy as this Academy will meet the requirement in the grant.

Register for the webinar »

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  »

Wraparound Comix

Facilitator Reel #28

Facilitator Reel #28

The "Facilitator Reel" is a series of one-pagers with a humorous take on Wraparound roles and concepts. In Issue 28, Ralph brainstorms how to make families more "comfortable" during their meetings.

Read Facilitator Reel #28 »

News from the Field

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

  • 2016 Children’s Mental Health Report
  • How to Care for Infant Mental Health
  • Cities and Children’s Mental Health
  • Foster Care Transition Toolkit Available
  • Smoking While Pregnant: Risks to Children’s Mental Health

View these and other news items »

Events and Opportunities

2nd Annual National Wraparound Academy

Dates / 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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Webinar: Supporting LGBTQ Children and Youth

Date / Time: June 16, 2016, 12pm – 1:30pm PDT / 3pm – 4:30pm EDT

This webinar will explore ways to provide LGBTQ children and youth with supportive messages related to sexual development, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.

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System of Care Learning Community: Leadership and Change Management Skills

Dates / Time: June 22, 2016, 11:30pm – 1pm PDT; 2:30pm – 4pm EDT

This session will assist participants to explore their roles in supporting system of care development. Ellen B. Kagen, M.S.W. will present this session and help distinguish roles between management and leadership, advocacy and leadership, and authority and leadership.

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Job: Wraparound Delivery Team Facilitator

Location / Deadline: Seattle, WA / June 30, 2016

Community Psychiatric Clinic is seeking a full-time Wraparound Facilitator. This individual will work with teams of family members and service providers within a high fidelity Wraparound model.

More information »

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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