Wraparound News Archives - National Wraparound Initiative (NWI)

Upcoming Webinar: Keeping Wrap on Track: A Panel of Large-Scale Wraparound Evaluation Efforts

March 8, 2024 | NWI

Date/Time: Thursday, April 16th, 2024, 11:00am PT

In this webinar, UW WERT will highlight a handful of successful statewide evaluation efforts that use measures of the Wraparound Fidelity Assessment System (WFAS), such as the Wraparound Fidelity Index – Short Form (WFI-EZ) and the Team Observation Measure (TOM2.0), as well as the accompanying WrapStat database system. Evaluation leaders include Michelle Moreno from Illinois, Arturo Calderon from New Mexico, and Danielle Philips from Oregon. They will describe how they approached decisions around WrapStat configuration, eligibility criteria, timelines for data collection and reporting, WFAS tool selection, and staffing and training for fidelity monitoring efforts. The webinar will leave time for participants to ask questions of presenters and WERT team members.

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Webinar Recording: What Factors Are Associated With Wraparound Fidelity and Satisfaction? Data Insights from WrapStat

February 14, 2024 | NWI

In this webinar we provide WrapStat users, Wraparound providers, system of care leaders, researchers, evaluators, and others with some initial findings from a sample of approximately 9000 Wraparound Fidelity Index – Short Form (WFI-EZ) administrations. The findings we present include associations between response rates and outcomes, how youth demographics (race/ethnicity, gender, age) are associated with fidelity and satisfaction, and how well demographics for WFI-EZ respondents reflect demographics of local populations of youth.

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Webinar Recording: Text-Based Fidelity and Outcomes Monitoring for Wraparound: Results of “SMART-Wrap” Testing and Information for Interested Pilot Sites

January 24, 2023 | NWI

This NWI webinar reported on initial testing and usability findings, and will describe opportunities for sites to participate in the next round of SMART-Wrap testing.

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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 NWI Webinar Recording: WrapStat Turns One: An Overview and Update on the New Online Wraparound Evaluation System

April 29, 2022 | NWI

WrapStat, the online software package that supports collection of Wraparound fidelity, satisfaction, and outcomes data and use of the measures of the Wraparound Fidelity Assessment System, has now been online for nearly a year. In this webinar, members of the University of Washington Wraparound Evaluation and Research Team provided an overview of WrapStat, lessons learned from its first year of use, plans for the future, answers to FAQs, and an opportunity for participants to ask questions.

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New Webinar Recording: ‘Wraparound and the Family First Prevention Services Act: Opportunities and Requirements for States’

March 9, 2022 | NWI

“Intensive Care Coordination Using a High Fidelity Wraparound Process” is now listed by the federal Administration for Children and Families (ACF) on the Title IV-E Prevention Services Clearinghouse of research supported programs, and so is now eligible for Title IV-E reimbursement under the Family First Prevention Service Act (FFPSA). The NWI has developed several resources, including this webinar, to help states and other stakeholders understand the implications of this decision, as well as what they must do in order to include Wraparound in their FFPSA five-year plans.

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JAACAP Editorial Highlights Wraparound’s Evidence Base

November 14, 2021 | NWI

An editorial in this month’s issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry highlights the research supporting Wraparound’s effectiveness, as well as studies examining what makes for successful implementation. A new blog from the NWI discusses the editorial.

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Study Finds Wraparound Implementation Better in Care Management Entities

May 10, 2021 | NWI

A newly published study has found that Wraparound Implementation tends consistently to be better in Care Management Entities (CMEs) versus Community Mental Health Centers (CMHCs). A blog post from the NWI discusses the findings and describes how strategies that make Wraparound implementation successful in CMEs can be replicated in CMHCs.

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New Findings on Wraparound’s Effectiveness

April 13, 2021 | NWI

The Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry has just published a new study that formally summarizes the existing research on Wraparound’s costs and impact on child and youth outcomes. The new meta-analysis combines findings from 17 previous studies, and shows positive effects of Wraparound on cost of care, maintaining children and youth in their homes and communities, school functioning, mental health symptoms and general functioning. The analyses also suggest that Wraparound is particularly effective in producing positive outcomes for children and youth of color.

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