Tools and Resources Archives - National Wraparound Initiative (NWI)

Virtual Best Practices Guide

September 12, 2021 | Nicole Aue

This guide, from a well-respected community mental health provider, describes best practices for using virtual technology tools to teach vocational skills, build connections with young people and employers, and support internship success.

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Faith Communities and the Well-Being of LGBT Youth

September 12, 2021 | Nicole Aue

This booklet addresses ways in which faith leaders and faith communities can support LGBT youth in their communities to mitigate mental health challenges.

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WERT releases WFI-EZ Benchmarks

August 30, 2021 | Nicole Aue

Users of the Wraparound Fidelity Index-EZ will be pleased to learn that the Wraparound Evaluation and Research Team at the University of Washington has released a brief report describing benchmarks that programs can use to interpret their WFI-WZ scores. The benchmarks provide score ranges for Wraparound fidelity that is high, adequate, borderline and inadequate.

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Train the Trainer Approach Appears Effective in a Community Mental Health Context

April 18, 2021 | Nicole Aue

This issue brief from the Child Health and Development Institute of Connecticut discusses how a train-the-trainer approach for disseminating evidence-based treatments (EBTs) has promise for improving access to EBTs, building local expertise and capacity for more flexible training, and reducing dissemination costs.

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Resource: Strategies to Promote Effective Virtual and Phone Engagement With Children, Youth, Families and Caregivers

April 18, 2021 | Nicole Aue

This publication from the Children’s Bureau discusses ways that professionals outside of child protective services can act to support children and their caregivers and connect them with appropriate resources that may mitigate any risks for harm during crisis situations.

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Treatment for Suicidal Ideation, Self-harm, and Suicide Attempts Among Youth

February 8, 2021 | Maria Hermsen-Kritz

This new guide from SAMHSA provides research and examples of implementation of interventions for suicidal ideation, self-harm and suicide attempts among youth.

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“Woebot” Chatbot Helps Reduce Anxiety and Depression

January 15, 2021 | Nicole Aue

Developed by Stanford University, the Woebot AI chatbot app, which delivers Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for young people, has shown that it does improve mental health. In just two weeks, users reported a 22% reduction in their symptoms of anxiety and depression.

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Black Suicidality and Mental Health #BlackLivesMatter

June 13, 2020 | Maria Hermsen-Kritz

This blog post breaks down some of the factors that go into rates of black suicide among young people, lists some organizations working specifically on Black mental health and provides resources for further education.

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The Trevor Project Releases Mental Health Guide for Black LGBTQ Youth

June 7, 2020 | Maria Hermsen-Kritz

The Trevor Project, a national organization that provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ young people, has released a guide to supporting Black LGBTQ youth in dealing with the mental health aftermath of recent violence against Black Americans, as well as additional guidance for providers working with Black LGBTQ youth.

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AAP outlines needs of youths in justice system including during pandemic

May 7, 2020 | Maria Hermsen-Kritz

New guidance from the American Academy of Pediatrics on “Responding to the Needs of Youth Involved With the Justice System During the COVID-19 Pandemic.”

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