Upcoming NWI Webinars

The NWI presents web-based trainings and technical assistance sessions about high-quality Wraparound implementation, and the organizational and system supports that facilitate it. Presentations from national experts and NWI advisors last one hour, including time for audience questions. Please note all start and end times are Pacific Standard Time (PST).

33. Making the Most of Your Wraparound Fidelity Data: How to Interpret WFI-EZ Results and Put Them to Use

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Date: June 14, 2017

Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Presenters:

  • Eric J. Bruns, PhD., Professor, University of Washington School of Medicine and the Director, UW Wraparound and Evaluation & Research Team
  • April Sather, MPH, Project Director, UW Wraparound and Evaluation & Research Team
  • Spencer Hensley, Technical Assistance Specialist, UW Wraparound and Evaluation & Research Team

Webinar Description:

The Wraparound Fidelity Index, Short form (WFI-EZ) is a brief survey of fidelity to the Wraparound care coordination model. With the WFI-EZ now used by a diverse community of over 40 state and local wraparound initiatives, there is a need for clarity around how best to interpret results of the tool across its three domains of fidelity, satisfaction, and outcomes. What scores represent “High Fidelity” versus a need for improvement? What are implications of using internal versus external data collectors, getting high versus low response rates, or using a sampling strategy versus collecting data for all enrolled families? How does an initiative best incorporate data into a dynamic CQI process that supports quality practice?

In this webinar, WERT will provide guidance about both the interpretation and use of WFI-EZ results. First, WERT will review each of the types of data that the WFI-EZ generates—total scores, key element scores, and item-level scores—and how to best understand what these numbers represent. Particular focus will be given to understanding and using the national WFI-EZ mean scores that accompany WFI-EZ results. Second, WERT will provide guidance about how to make use of these results at multiple levels of Wraparound implementation: in supervision, at an organizational level, and at a system level. Participants can expect to leave with practical steps to understanding and disseminating their WFI-EZ results and sample language for reporting purposes.