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New Wraparound Blog Post: Covid-19: Guidance from the New York Times

April 21, 2020 | Maria Hermsen-Kritz

Eric Bruns has written a new blog post highlighting new guidance from the NYT regarding the transmissibility of the Covid-19 virus

Read the blog post here»

New Blog Post: Virtual Technologies Work! Team-Based Supports and Planning

April 10, 2020 | Maria Hermsen-Kritz

Dr. John VanDenBerg, one of the founders of the Wraparound Process, has written a new blog about how to continue team-based planning in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Read the blog post here»

New Webinar Recording and Slides Available: The Document Assessment and Review Tool (DART): New Approach to Assessing Fidelity and Quality of Wraparound Care Coordination

March 10, 2020 | Maria Hermsen-Kritz

In this webinar hosted by the TA Network on February 5, 2020, Eric Bruns, Philip Benjamin and Lydia Andris of the University of Washington Wraparound Evaluation and Research Team (WERT) introduced DART, a new measure of the Wraparound Assessment and Fidelity System (WFAS). They provided the background and context for the development of the DART and describe the instrument in detail. They also explained how the DART differs from other Wraparound fidelity measures, and provided information on the training and time commitment for data collection and share approaches to sampling and preliminary data on inter-rater reliability.

Slides and Recording available here»

WrapStat, the new fidelity and outcomes monitoring system, is coming in September

March 6, 2020 | Maria Hermsen-Kritz

WrapStat, a new online fidelity and outcomes monitoring system designed specifically for Wraparound, and for users of Wraparound Fidelity and Assessment System tools, will launch in September 2020. Find out more at the website of the University of Washington Wraparound Evaluation and Research Team (UW WERT.)

The system’s pilot test begins in May and the launch is September 1, 2020.

Read Eric Bruns’ blog post about the new system here.

NWI Site Discontinuing Membership

December 16, 2019 | Emily Taylor

As of January 1, 2020 the NWI site will discontinue its Membership program. At that time, the NWI Membership Directory will no longer be accessible.

Latest Wraparound Research Updated

December 16, 2019 | Emily Taylor

As a service to the NWI community, we regularly monitor the latest journal articles to identify the most recent research pertaining to Wraparound. Then we add the article details to the Latest Wraparound Research page on this site. Earlier this month two recent journal articles related to Wraparound were added.

Visit the Latest Wraparound Research page to read the article abstracts»

New NWI Blog Post: New Resource Adds to Our Understanding of National Big Picture of Wraparound

December 16, 2019 | Emily Taylor

Janet Walker, Co-Director of the NWI, has written a new blog post about the recent report published by SAMHSA, “Intensive Care Coordination for Children and Youth with Complex Mental and Substance Use”Disorders.”

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Resources to Help You Nominate Wraparound for FFPSA Clearinghouse

October 17, 2019 | Emily Taylor

Materials from NWI on nominating Wraparound for review by the Title IV-E Prevention Services Clearinghouse are ready. Nomination Deadline is October 31, 2019.

In accordance with the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA), The Administration for Children and Families has established the Title IV- E Prevention Services Clearinghouse to review research on programs and services intended to provide enhanced support to children and families and prevent foster care placements. The Clearinghouse has issued a call to the public to nominate programs for review. Nominations are due before October 31st. The Clearinghouse reviews will determine which programs can be funded under FFPSA. It is crucially important that Intensive Care Coordination using High-Fidelity Wraparound is included in the Clearinghouse, so that it can be funded under the FFPSA.

The NWI has prepared materials that will help anyone who is nominating Wraparound for the Clearinghouse. View the materials»

Recent Wraparound Research Articles

August 21, 2019 | Emily Taylor

The Latest Wraparound Research page on this site is updated regularly with recent journal articles related to Wraparound. “Interagency Collaborative Care for Young People with Complex Needs: Front‐line Staff Perspectives.” by Morgan, S., Pullon, S., & McKinlay, E., which appeared this year in Health & Social Care in the Community, is a study from New Zealand on the use of Youth-One-Stop-Shops (YOSSs) to coordinate collaborative care. “Child and Family Team Meeting Characteristics and Outcomes in a Statewide System of Care,” by Schreier, A., Horwitz, M., Marshall, T., Bracey, J., Cummins, M., & Kaufman, J. S. in American Journal of Community Psychology, looked at associations between child and family team meetings and youth and family outcomes.

Visit the Latest Wraparound Research page»

2019 National Wraparound Implementation Academy Keynote Announced

June 11, 2019 | Emily Taylor

Dr. Andrew Zabel, a clinical neuropsychologist, will give the keynote address, “Neurospsychology for Wraparound Teams” at the 2019 National Wraparound Implementation Academy. Dr. Zabel has spent the past 30 years in various professional treatment and assessment roles involving children and adolescents, including residential treatment, foster care, community-based rehabilitation, and hospital-based clinical neuropsychology. Through these experiences, Dr. Zabel has gained an appreciation of the interplay of children’s brains and their environments.While patterns of brain development often equip children to meet the evolving demands of school and life, the balance between brain development and increased environmental expectations can easily be “thrown off” around key transition points. These “out of sync” periods can contribute to behavioral and emotional challenges for children and the community members that support them.

Dr. Zabel will share his top ten list of brain science’s “greatest hits” that every Wraparound team member should know. He will highlight patterns of brain development that occur over childhood, adolescence, and young adulthood, and discuss their relevance to the individual’s transition into the roles and responsibilities adulthood.

Register for the 2019 National Wraparound Implementation Academy»