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NWI Newsletter

August 15, 2017

Greetings from the National Wraparound Initiative!

NWIC Academy 2017

National Wraparound Implementation Academy Preliminary Agenda Posted

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NWI Resources and News

2017 National Wraparound Implementation Academy (NWIA) Sold Out!

For the second year in a row, registration for the NWIA has reached conference capacity early. For those who will not be able to attend this year, the preliminary full agenda will give you an idea of what attendees will be learning about. Presentation materials will be available shortly after the conference on the NWIC website.

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Member Spotlight

Kimbery Coviello

Kimberly Coviello

Kimberly Coviello, a.k.a. ‘Covi’, is the Program Manager for the National Wraparound Implementation Center. She joined The Institute of Innovation and Implementation at the University of Maryland in 2012 as a National System of Care and Wraparound Implementation Trainer and Coach. Kim has been involved in system of care reform for the past 18 years and has extensive experience supporting and implementing Wraparound across child and family serving systems including child welfare, mental health, juvenile justice and education.

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News from the Field

The following are NWI staff selections of recent news items of interest to the Wraparound community:

  • Research: Home-Based Parent Child Therapy for Young Traumatized Children Living in Poverty
  • Issue Brief: Stamford Public Schools’ Comprehensive Trauma-Informed System
  • Research: Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Children with Autism also Beneficial for Parents
  • Biological Processes Impacted by Loss of a Father
  • National Home Visiting Yearbook 2017

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Events and Opportunities

Family Leaders Learning Community: Supporting Fathers

Date / Time: September 6, 2017, 12pm – 1:30pm PT / 3pm – 4:30pm ET

For children with mental health needs or other special needs, dads also need support and assistance navigating systems for their children. SAMHSA is hosting a Learning Community call to specifically highlight the needs of fathers and profile two unique outreach programs that support fathers.

Register for the webinar »

22nd Annual Conference On Advancing School Mental Health

Date / Location: October 19 – 21, 2017, National Harbor, MD

The annual conference offers speakers and participants numerous opportunities to advance knowledge and skills related to school mental health practice, research, training, and policy. The conference features nine specialty tracks, including six practice group topics, as well as the three tiers of mental health services.

Register for the conference »

Call for Proposals Open for the "Tampa Conference"

Date / Location: March 3 – 7, 2018, Tampa, FL

The call for proposals is now open for the 31st Annual Research and Policy Conference on Child, Adolescent and Young Adult Behavioral Health ("the Tampa Conference").

Review the call for proposals »

Order Publications from the NWI

Printed copies of the following publications can be ordered from the NWI:

  • Wraparound Process User's Guide: A Handbook for Families
  • Manual de Usuario del Proceso del Wraparound (Asistencia Integral): Una Guía para Familias (Spanish Version of The Wraparound Process User's Guide)
  • Wraparound Implementation Guide: A Handbook for Administrators and Managers

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