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Webinar Recording: Improving Survey Response Rates for Better Wraparound Data

September 23, 2022 | NWI

Ensuring high-quality Wraparound is dependent on accurate assessment of fidelity and outcomes; however, many sites struggle to get data for sufficient numbers of youth and families. In this recording, presenters share best practices for obtaining high WFI-EZ response rates and describe ways that WrapStat, and other measures of the Wraparound Fidelity Assessment System (WFAS), can facilitate data collection best practices and high response rates.

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New from NWI: Summary Document – Rigorous Research On Wraparound’s Effectiveness

November 7, 2017 | Emily Taylor

A new summary document available for download from the NWI website offers a brief summary of the findings of the 22 controlled Wraparound effectiveness studies that were found in a comprehensive review of the Wraparound literature from 1986-2014 published in 2017 by Coldiron, Bruns, & Quick.

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For more detail, access the full research review»

Oklahoma Team Wins 2nd Annual National Wraparound Implementation Academy Award

October 6, 2017 | NWI

NWIA 2017 Award winners

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This year the National Wraparound Initiative (NWI) and National Wraparound Implementation Center (NWIC) selected the following three finalists from the entries received:

  1. Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, Oklahoma Systems of Care (OKSOC) and the E-TEAM at the University of Oklahoma, for their entry on the innovative use of technology to improve Wraparound.
  2. Wraparound New Haven (WANH), a project of Clifford Beers Clinic, operates in New Haven County, CT for the development of WANH, a model of care that links children and families to primary care physicians and community-based services while addressing their costly and ineffective ER visits for non-emergent care.
  3. Bergen’s Promise, the Care Management Organization for Bergen County under the NJ Children’s System of Care, recognized for their demonstration of the Wraparound Model as a team based learning platform for pediatric residents.

During the Academy, attendees reviewed material on each of the three finalists and voted for their favorites. On Tuesday, NWI Co-Directors Eric Bruns and Janet Walker announced the winner of this year’s Academy Award: the team from Oklahoma. The winner and two finalists were each presented with a framed certificate and a special print by George E.Miller, artist and child advocate.

Congratulations to all three finalists and thank you to everyone who submitted a nomination and voted during the Academy!

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