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November 3, 2016

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Upcoming NWI Webinar: How to Be More Outcomes-based in Your Wraparound Practice

Date / Time: Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 11am – 12pm PST / 2pm – 3pm EST

Being outcomes-based may be one of the most important principles of Wraparound, but consistently and routinely measuring progress toward meeting needs can be challenging for many teams. This webinar will explain the power of progress monitoring, and provide concrete, family-friendly approaches as well as tools for getting and using data to help stay on track. Dr. Jennifer Schurer Coldiron (UW Wraparound Evaluation and Research Team and National Wraparound Implementation Center) and Kim Coviello (National Wraparound Implementation Center) will co-present this webinar.

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Resource Highlight: Research-Based Innovations in Wraparound

Earlier this year, the NWI hosted "An Overview of Current Research and Implementation Best Practices in Wraparound." During that webinar, presenters shared information summarized in a series of five resource sheets on research-based innovations. These resources are available for free download from the NWI publications and tools search – along with hundreds of other tip-sheets, examples and papers.

Access the series today »

New Presentation Recording Available!

Janet Walker and colleagues from Pathways RTC presented "Findings from a Randomized Study of a Youth Engagement Enhancement for Wraparound" at the 29th Annual Research & Policy Conference on Child, Adolescent and Young Adult Mental Health. A recording of this presentation is now available through the NWI’s YouTube Channel.

Watch the presentation »

Wraparound Comix

Facilitator Reel #29

Facilitator Reel #29

The "Facilitator Reel" is a series of one-pagers with a humorous take on Wraparound roles and concepts. In issue #29, Jimmy brainstorms an unconventional idea to help him succeed at his homework.

Read Facilitator Reel #29 »

News from the Field

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

  • Children and Domestic Violence Fact Sheet Series
  • The New Focus on Children's Mental Health
  • Infographic: Health and Education of Hispanic Boys and Young Men
  • The National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day 2016 Report
  • New KSOC-TV Webisode: First Episode Psychosis Intervention

View these and other news items »

Events and Opportunities

Tampa Conference: Extended Deadline for Proposals!

Proposal Deadline: November 4, 2016

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. We encourage you to submit your proposals for the Wraparound track from the conference web site before November 4th.

Submit proposals by November 4th »

2016 SOC Expansion And Sustainability Cooperative Agreements: Overview And Resources

Date / Time: Wednesday, November 16, 2016, 11:30am – 1pm PST / 2:30 – 4pm EST

Join the System of Care (SOC) Expansion Leadership Learning Community (LC) for this informative presentation. This LC is designed to support SOC leaders in meeting the requirements of their cooperative agreements and accessing technical assistance resources for successful SOC expansion and sustainability.

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Apply before January 3, 2017 »

Funding Opportunity: Circles of Care VII grants

Application Deadline: December 20, 2016

The purpose of this program is to provide tribal and urban Indian communities with tools and resources to plan and design a holistic, community-based, coordinated system of care approach to support mental health and wellness for children, youth, and families.

Apply »

Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) And How Family-Run Organizations Can Get Involved

Date / Time: Thursday, November 17, 2016, 12 – 1:30pm PST / 3 – 4:30pm EST

Beth Caldwell, Director of BBI, will provide an overview of BBI and best practices that for positive outcomes after residential discharge. She will also discuss ways in which family-run organizations can partner with residential and community providers to support use of these best practices while engaging families successfully.

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Promoting Maternal and Child Health: Preventing, Identifying, and Managing Postpartum Depression

Date / Time: Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 12:30 – 1:30pm PST / 3:30 – 4:30pm EST

This webinar will outline: 1) prevalence of perinatal depression and risk factors; 2) impact on birth and child outcomes; 3) evidence-based practices to detect, assess and manage perinatal depression; 4) and how MCPAP and MCPAP for Moms can help improve outcomes for babies, children, and families.

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Call for Proposals: 4th Annual Global Well-Being and Social Change Conference

Proposal Deadline: January 30, 2016

The 4th Annual Global Well-Being and Social Change Conference is dedicated to Children’s Rights: Building Resilience, Protecting from Harm, and Fostering Well-Being. It will take place from June 7 – 9, 2017 in Lancaster, PA. Submit your ideas for presentations (poster format, paper, roundtable, and workshop) by January 30, 2017.

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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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