Having trouble viewing this email? Open it in your browser »

NWI Newsletter

December 14, 2017

Greetings from the National Wraparound Initiative

Three popular NWI publications

Celebrating a Great Year in Wraparound

NWI Resources and News

Celebrating a Great Year in Wraparound

The team here at NWI would like to celebrate the Wraparound community and all of the excellent progress made in the field this year. Thanks to all of you for the work you do with children, youth and families, and for your contributions to Wraparound!

We have reflected on the year through the NWI website statistics. Since January 1, the NWI website has had more than 30,000 unique visitors – 70 percent visiting for the first time – and more than 125,000 page views. Those visits included 8,530 pdf downloads from the wide array of Wraparound publications available on the NWI site. The top five most downloaded resources during 2017 were:

The ongoing demand for these materials is evidence that you all continue to work hard to ensure that more families are benefitting from the important work you do in Wraparound. We look forward to providing new resources and information for you in 2018!

Member Spotlight: Keri Virgo

Keri Virgo

Keri Virgo

Keri Virgo is the Project Director for System of Care Across Tennessee/SOCAT, TN Department of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services Office of Children and Youth Mental Health. In her role as Project Director for System of Care Across Tennessee (SOCAT), Keri is leading the statewide initiative to help children with serious mental, emotional and behavioral challenges.

News from the Field

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

  • Parent Perspectives from Participating in a Family Component for CBITS
  • Depression Increasing in U.S., Particularly Among Youth
  • New Research on Youth Homelessness
  • New Evidence that Students' Beliefs About Their Brains Drive Learning

Events and Opportunities

Webinar: Rural Behavioral Health Learning Community

Date / Time: Friday, January 5, 2018, 11am – 12:30pm PT / 2pm – 3:30pm ET

Part of the Rural Behavioral Health LC webinar series, this webinar will focus on strategies for implementing fidelity wraparound and systems of care in rural areas. Partner presenters from Louisiana and Texas will share their experiences from both state-level initiatives and local implementation efforts.

Call for Proposals: 2018 University of Maryland Baltimore Training Institutes – Deadline Extended to Jan 8, 2017

Date / Location: July 25 – 28, 2018, Washington, DC

Individuals with expertise in integrating systems and improving outcomes in behavioral health for children, youth, young adults, and their families are encouraged to submit presentation proposals for the University of Maryland, Baltimore Training Institutes.

The 2018 Training Institutes are sponsored by the University of Maryland, School of Social Work and hosted by the School of Social Work's Institute for Innovation and Implementation. Held since 1986, the biennial Training Institutes offer cross-system training on children's behavioral health.

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


"The NWI works to promote understanding about the components and benefits of Wraparound, and to provide the field with resources to facilitate high quality and consistent Wraparound implementation."


Funds to support this activity come from the Center for Mental Health Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, United States Department of Health and Human Services.

Join the NWI

The NWI is a vibrant community of practice because of your active participation. Become a member for free today – let's work together to make the latest Wraparound resources available to everyone!

2017, National Wraparound Initiative, Portland State University, PO Box 751, Portland, OR, 97207-0751.

You are receiving this email because you are a member of the NWI or because you have interest in Wraparound. Unsubscribe »

TA Network

NWI is a Core Partner in the National TA Network for Children's behavioral Health. If you like this newsletter, subscribe to the TA Telegram, a newsletter focusing on issues relevant to SOC communities.