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NWI Newsletter

October 6, 2016

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Latest NWI Webinar Recording Available!

Over 100 people attended NWI's September 7th webinar, "Practice, Organization, and Quality Standards for Wraparound: A New Resource from the National Wraparound Initiative." During the webinar, presenters unveiled a working draft of Wraparound implementation and quality standards. If you couldn’t make it in person, you can access the recording, slides and resource from our archive.

Access the NWI webinar archive »

New Addition to NWI Library: Tipsheet for Youth Engagement

This guide, prepared by Pathways RTC Project AMP+, lists ten examples of what (and what not) to say when working with young people. The examples demonstrate techniques for involving young people in their treatment plans as active participants.

Read the tip sheet »

Renew Your NWI Membership – for Free!

The NWI remains a vibrant community of practice because of your active participation. That’s why we’ve made membership renewal quick, easy and free! Once a year, we will email you a link to update your information so your membership stays current.

Although membership is now free, it still carries the same great benefits! Members:

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Or, log in to update your existing profile »

Member Spotlight

Ruth Gammon

Ruth Gammon

At the 2016 National Wraparound Implementation Academy, Dr. Ruth Gammon nominated the New Zealand Ministry of Education Intensive Wraparound Te Kahu Tōī program for an innovation award. The Ministry is in the process of restructuring its approach to Wraparound based on the National Wraparound Initiative’s model. Ruth works with the Ministry and other groups to implement high-fidelity, culturally-relevant Wraparound throughout New Zealand.

Read more about Ruth »

News from the Field

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

  • Viewpoint: How Can We Address the Psychiatrist Shortage?
  • The Next Big Thing: Preventative Interventions
  • Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Mental Health Care
  • FosterClub All-Stars on National Child Welfare Policy

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. Participants are eligible for incentives. Please contact Emily Taylor for more details.

Email Emily at eta2@pdx.edu »

LGBTQI2-S Learning Community

Date / Time: Friday, October 14, 2016, 10–11am PDT / 1–2pm EDT

Featuring resources from SAMHSA's National LGBTQI2-S Workgroup, this learning community session will offer an overview of the Workgroup; sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression (SOGIE) data and utilization; and highlight the intersectionality of identities for LGBTQI2-S youth of color.

Learn more and register »

Webinar: What Family-Run Organizations Need to Know About Early Onset Psychosis

Date / Time: Thursday, October 27, 2016, 12pm PDT / 3pm EDT

This webinar will help you learn more about early onset psychosis and how to help families access intervention programs in their communities. Topics will include: an introduction to early psychosis (EP) intervention, coaching families who experience EP intervention, how family-run organizations can help, and much more.

Learn more and register »

More about EP intervention »

Funding Opportunity: Circles of Care VII grants

Date / Time: 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. A complete description is available from the link below.

Apply »

Funding Opportunity: System of Care (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 »

Tampa Conference: Submit Proposals for the Wrap Track!

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 October 28th.

Submit proposals by October 28th »

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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