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NWI Newsletter

May 19, 2016

Greetings from the National Wraparound Initiative!

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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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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: Quality Improvement and Accountability

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 fourth in this series covers the topic of quality improvement and accountability in Wraparound. It features a collection of links to pertinent documents, webinars and additional sources. Other installments in the series will be highlighted in upcoming newsletters.

Access TA resource sheet #4 »

Wraparound Comix

Facilitator Reel #27

Facilitator Reel #27

The "Facilitator Reel" is a series of one-pagers with a humorous take on Wraparound roles and concepts. In Issue 27, Ralph applies Wraparound principles to bowling with great success.

Read Facilitator Reel #27 »

News from the Field

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

  • Protective Factors for Children in Adversity
  • Research Confirms Risks of Harm from Spanking
  • SAMHSA Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day Report
  • New Child and Adolescent Mental Health Web Portal
  • Videos: The National Teen Pregnancy Prevention (TPP) Program

View these and other news items »

Events and Opportunities

Funding Opportunity: Deadline May 23rd

OJJDP is seeking applications for funding evaluations of trauma-informed care in juvenile justice settings and girls’ trauma-informed programs. The goal of this evaluation initiative is to advance evidence-based practices for trauma-informed care of youth in the juvenile justice system.

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RFP and Informational Webinar

Date / Time: May 24, 2016, 12pm – 1pm PDT; 3pm – 4pm EDT

The Center for School Mental Health will host a webinar for potential applicants to the Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Networks (CoIIN) for School-Based Health Services Request for Proposals. Participants will learn more about the RFP and have their questions answered.

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Join the webinar »

(After joining, call 1-800-832-0736 and enter meeting room number *7331009#)

18th Annual Family Cafe

Dates / 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.

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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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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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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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