Wraparound News

2017 National Wraparound Implementation Academy

February 15, 2017 | John Ossowski

Save the date! The third annual National Wraparound Implementation Academy will take place from Monday – Wednesday, September 11-13, 2017 in Baltimore, MD. New and returning attendees will find valuable content in this year’s academy. Please visit the National Wraparound Implementation Center’s web site for more details and updates!

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CMH Conference Call for Papers Deadline Extended to Nov. 4

September 1, 2016 | Emily Taylor

The Call for Papers Open is now open for the 30th Annual Research & Policy Conference Child, Adolescent, and Young Adult Behavioral Health in Tampa, FL March 5-8, 2017. This year the conference will include a Wraparound track highlighting “Research on wraparound and care coordination for youth and families with the most complex and costly needs.” The deadline for proposals has been extended to Nov. 4.

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John VanDenBerg to Give Plenary at 2nd Annual National Wraparound Academy

June 20, 2016 | Emily Taylor

Dr. John VanDenBerg will be a plenary speaker and workshop presenter at the 2nd Annual National Wraparound Academy, which will be held September 19 – 21, 2016 at the Hilton Washington DC/Rockville Hotel and Executive Meeting Center in Rockville, MD.

Dr. VanDenBerg is a co-founder of the Wraparound process. In the 30 years since the first system of care-based Wraparound efforts began, he has spent his career writing about, speaking about, training, and measuring Wraparound. He is currently focusing on the partnership of Wraparound, systems of care, and the faith community in relationship to poverty reduction; as well as on the …

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Youth Engagement in Wraparound – Webinar Recording Available!

March 31, 2016 | John Ossowski

NWI’s March 29th webinar, “Research-Based Strategies for Increasing Youth and Young Adult Engagement In Wraparound,” was hosted by Janet Walker and addressed the question of how to increase young people’s active participation in Wraparound. The webinar recording, slides, and a list of live links to additional resources is now available – alongside all past NWI webinars.

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NWI Resources: Overview of Current Research and Best Practices in Wraparound

March 10, 2016 | Emily Taylor

The NWI has published resource documents providing an overview of the current research and best practices in Wraparound, along with links to an extensive collection of additional tools and webinars on each subject area.

These resources focus on the following topics:

Workforce Development Care Management Entities Coordinating Wraparound with Evidence-Based Clinical Care Quality Improvement and Accountability in Wraparound Peer Support and other Strategies for Engaging and Supporting Families and Youth in Wraparound

These and other NWI resources can be found here: link here

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Remembering Andrew Debicki (1954-2016)

February 16, 2016 | John Ossowski

The National Wraparound Initiative is saddened to announce the death of a treasured partner and friend, Andrew Debicki.

Andrew was Director of WrapAround Development for Shalem Mental Health Network in Hamilton, Ontario, and the National Development Director for Wrap Canada. Andrew embodied the principles of Wraparound through his unwavering dedication to the cause of helping youth with complex needs and their families. His vision and commitment to this cause brought Wraparound to Provinces and communities all over Canada. He was a close collaborator with the NWI and the University of Washington Wraparound Evaluation and Research Team, and we will miss him …

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New Clinical Distance Learning Series Webinar Available

October 27, 2015 | Halley Doherty-Gary

The NWI is a core partner in the TA Network, which is offering access to the webinar “Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: Understanding, Assessing, and Intervening,” featuring Lisa Jacobson, Ph.D., a Neuropsychologist at Kennedy Krieger Institute. In this presentation, Dr. Jacobson describes the definitions, diagnosis, prevalence, comorbidities and complications, costs, assessment, and treatment of ADHD as part of the TA Network Clinical Distance Learning Series.

Access the presentation on YouTube >>

Access the accompanying research brief >>

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NWI needs YOUR help with an on-going study!

October 6, 2015 | John Ossowski

We’ve been collecting and analyzing videos of Wraparound practice in an effort to create an online training utility for Wraparound facilitators. We need more videos! Specifically, 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.

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June 2, 2015 Webinar Recording Available

October 6, 2015 | John Ossowski

This webinar provided an overview of the TMS-WrapLogic electronic behavioral health information system. It was intended for Wraparound-implementing provider organizations, care management entities, and Wraparound …

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Resource: Keeping youth engaged in Wraparound

October 6, 2015 | John Ossowski

Have you checked out the publications and tools search lately? If not, you’re missing out on some great resources like this article by NWI co-director, Janet Walker. Originally published in the TA Telescope, this article highlights research-based best practices for keeping young people engaged in Wraparound.

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