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Latest Wraparound Research Available on NWI Site

March 23, 2018 | Emily Taylor

The NWI site’s Latest Wraparound Research page has been updated with the most recently published research articles including the following:

  • Yohannan, J., Carlson, J. S., Shepherd, M., & Batsche-McKenzie, K. (2017). Exploring attrition, fidelity, and effectiveness of wraparound services among low-income youth of different racial backgrounds. Families, Systems & Health: The Journal of Collaborative Family Healthcare, 35(4), 430-438.
  • Snyder, A., Marton, J., McLaren, S., Feng, B., Zhou, M. (2017). Do high fidelity Wraparound services for youth with serious emotional disturbances save money in the long-term? The Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics, (20), 167-175.
  • Walker, J. S., Seibel, C. L., & Jackson, S. (2017). Increasing Youths’ Participation in Team-Based Treatment Planning: The Achieve My Plan Enhancement for Wraparound. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 26(8), 1–11.

April 26 Webinar: Measuring Wraparound Fidelity in Systems of Care

March 21, 2018 | Emily Taylor

Part of the Children’s Mental Health Initiative (CMHI) National Evaluation Web Event Training Series, this webinar will feature presenters from NWI providing an overview of the processes and technologies associated with ensuring quality and accountability in Wraparound care coordination. Topics covered will include the Wraparound Fidelity Assessment System (WFAS), WrapSTAR and the new Wraparound Implementation Practice Standards (WIPS), as well as strategies for incorporating fidelity assessments into already existing data collection procedures and timelines.


  • Eric Bruns, PhD, Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington
  • Spencer Hensley, BA, Technical Assistance Specialist, University of Washington
  • April Sather. MPH, Research Project Director,
    University of Washington


  • Abram Rosenblatt, PhD, Project Director, CMHI National Evaluation, Westat

Register for the webinar»

New Report: Turnover Among Wraparound Care Coordinators

February 12, 2018 | Emily Taylor

The National Wraparound Initiative and National Wraparound Implementation Center have produced a new report, Turnover among Wraparound Care Coordinators: Perspectives on causes, impacts and remedies. This report provides findings from a national survey and follow-up interviews with selected survey participants, and provides information on how turnover rates can be lowered. A recorded webinar, covering key findings from the report and including questions and discussion, is also available.

Access the report»

Access the webinar»

TA Monthly Minute on Coordinating Wraparound with Evidence Based Practice

January 16, 2018 | Emily Taylor

In November 2017, the TA Network published a Monthly Minute on understanding the importance of coordinating Wraparound with evidence based practice. Wraparound has been the focus of more than 100 research studies, including 20 controlled outcome studies. In case you missed it, this animated video provides an overview of the topic and is accompanied by links to educational materials for caregivers and young adults.

NWI Nov. 7 Webinar on Turnover in Wraparound Available Online

January 12, 2018 | Emily Taylor

In case you missed our popular Nov. 7 webinar “Turnover Among Wraparound Care Coordinators: Rates, Causes, Impacts and Remedies,” the recording and presentation are available on the NWI site, along with all previous NWI webinars. Presenters discussed the NWI/NWIC study of turnover among care coordinators in Wraparound and implications regarding the rate, impacts, causes and remedies of turnover.

Access the webinar recording»

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.

Access the summary document»

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!

Humboldt County Implementing Wraparound for At-Risk Youth

April 4, 2017 | Emily Taylor

This recent article from the Times-Standard local paper in Eureka, Calif. focuses on the Children & Family Services staff members there who started their training as Wraparound coordinators and coaches at last year’s National Wraparound Implementation Academy in Washington, D.C. This fall they continued with additional training provided by the National Wraparound Implementation Center (NWIC).

Read about Humboldt County’s adoption of Wraparound»

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

May 19th NWI Webinar Recording Available!

May 19, 2015 |

The May 19, 2015 NWI webinar recording is now available – along with the webinar slides and polls. Access this webinar and other past webinars on the previous webinar page today!

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