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NWI Newsletter

February 23, 2017

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National Wraparound Implementation Academy: September 11–13, 2017

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NWI Resources and News

A Comprehensive Review of Wraparound Care Coordination Research, 1986 – 2014

Jennifer Schurer Coldiron, Eric Bruns and Hattie Quick, with the UW Wraparound Evaluation and Research Team (WERT) have published a new article in the Journal of Child and Family Studies. This article reviews 206 Wraparound-related publications. Among these were 123 empirical studies – 22 of which were controlled studies. The article discusses the findings of these studies and highlights future Wraparound research needs.

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Wraparound Conference (Hui) in New Zealand

Dr. Eric Bruns, Co-Director of the National Wraparound Initiative and Dr. Ruth Gammon of Massey University in New Zealand, were keynote speakers at a New Zealand national hui about Wraparound earlier this month. The event offered information and training workshops for those who work with at-risk children and families.

Read more about the conference »

Dr. Eric Bruns was also featured on Radio New Zealand regarding the national hui. During the interview, Dr. Bruns and Dr. Gammon discuss the problems with siloed systems in New Zealand and present Wraparound as a means to coordinate care effectively and efficiently across systems.

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Wraparound Comix

Wraparound Puns #2

Wraparound Puns #2

This issue of "Wraparound Puns" features a comic inspired by an idea provided by our own NWI membership.

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News from the Field

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

  • Top U.S. Olympic Swimmers Chair Children's Mental Health Awareness Day
  • How Data Can Improve Care for Children Who Experience Trauma
  • Resource: The Importance of Family Involvement in Evaluation
  • When a Child Alleges Sexual Abuse: A Guide for Educators
  • February Is Black History Month!!

View these and other news items »

Events and Opportunities

Webinar: Effective Strategies in Addressing Trauma in Children of Incarcerated Parents

Date / Time: March 2, 2017, 10am – 11:30am PST / 1 – 2:30pm EST

This webinar will address trauma in children of incarcerated parents, focusing on the epidemiology, social, emotional and economic impact of parental incarceration. Presenters will discuss behavioral health and primary care coordination for this population, bonding visits, advocacy, cross-cultural communication and law enforcement policies and protocols.

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Research and Policy Conference – Less Than 2 Weeks Away!

The 30th Annual Research & Policy Conference on Child, Adolescent, and Young Adult Behavioral Health will be held March 5 – 8, 2017 at the Hilton Tampa Downtown Hotel. The 2017 conference will feature a track dedicated to Wraparound research and innovations.

Register for the conference »

Webinar: Teenagers and Social Anxiety

Date / Time: March 9, 2017, 10am – 11am PST / 1 – 2pm EST

Dr. Erin Berman, Clinical Psychologist will present this webinar on adolescents and social anxiety. Participants will learn the signs and symptoms of social anxiety disorder as well as strategies to help teens learn different ways of reacting to social worries and concerns.

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Webinar: Irritable Kids – What the Research Teaches Us

Date / Time: March 30, 2017, 10am – 11am PST / 1 – 2pm EST

Learn about Severe Irritability and Disruptive Mood Dysregulation (DMDD) in Children & Youth with Dr. Kenneth Towbin, with the National Institute of Mental Health. Dr. Towbin will discuss common signs and severity of symptoms, how parents can help, what treatments exist, and ongoing research by NIMH.

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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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