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NWI Newsletter

January 25, 2017

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NWI Resources and News

New TA Network Resources Available through NWI Library:

1. Putting the Outcomes-Based Principle into Action Part One: A Guide for Wraparound Care Coordinators
This new guide provides concrete guidance for care coordinators on being outcomes-based. It includes information on why measuring progress and adjusting plans of care accordingly is a core component of a high quality Wraparound practice. Additionally, it gives details about how to be outcomes-based during every phase and activity of the Wraparound process.

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2. Providing Youth and Young Adult Peer Support (YPS) through Medicaid
YPS spans both child- and adult-serving systems to support successful transition. The population receiving the support (i.e., young adults) is unique, and YPS must be developmentally appropriate, useful, and appealing to young adults in transition. This resource explores the role of Medicaid, notes key considerations, and provides examples of states and communities leveraging Medicaid to fund YPS.

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Wraparound Comix

Wraparound Puns #1

Wraparound Puns #1

This inaugural issue of the new Wraparound comix series "Wraparound Puns" features an amusing "Wraparound reframe."

Read Wraparound Puns #1 »

News from the Field

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

  • Mental Health Screening Tools, Barriers for Latino Children
  • Parenting Factsheets for Families Now Available in Spanish
  • Research: Benefits of Close Paternal Bond
  • Teaching School Children about Mental Health
  • New Series from Child Trends: It Matters!

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Events and Opportunities

Early Childhood SOC Learning Community

Date / Time: January 30, 2017, 11:30am – 1pm PST / 2:30 – 4pm EST

This month's topic will be innovative approaches to integrating home visiting into early childhood SOC. Linda Delimata from Illinois will provide an overview of the model of home visiting in her state. This will be followed by open discussion and an opportunity to share ideas on home visiting and early childhood systems of care.

Register for the learning community »

Call for Proposals: Advancing School Mental Health

Proposal Deadline: January 30, 2017

The Center for School Mental Health is now accepting proposals for the 22nd Annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health, to be held in Washington, D.C. from October 19th to 21st.

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Funding Available for Indigenous Project LAUNCH

SAMHSA will be holding a series of webinars and calls for prospective applicants for the Linking Actions for Unmet Needs in Children's Health (LAUNCH) in American Indian, Native (AI/AN) Communities and Pacific Jurisdictions. The purpose of this program is to promote the wellness of young children from birth to eight years within tribes, territories, and Pacific Island jurisdictions by addressing the physical, social, emotional, cognitive and behavioral aspects of their development.

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Register Early for Family Week 2017!

Early Bird Registration Deadline: January 31, 2017

Family Week is a week-long event where LGBTQ parented families grow together in Provincetown, MA. Daily programming will be offered for youth ages 7-18 in collaboration with the Family Equality Council, which hosts family and parent programs throughout the week. Family Week takes place July 29 – August 5, 2017.

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Call for Papers for a Special Issue of Child Welfare

Submission Deadline: February 17, 2017

The Child Welfare League of America is announcing a call for papers for a special issue of Child Welfare (journal). This issue is dedicated to children and youth with diverse sexual orientations and gender identities/expression (SOGIE), such as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and those questioning their sexual orientation and/or gender identity (LGBTQ), who have experience with multiple youth-serving systems. Prospective authors should submit abstracts of up to 750 words to Child Welfare's managing editor, Rachel Adams, at radams@cwla.org.

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Early Bird Registration Open for Tampa Conference

Early Bird Registration Deadline: January 31, 2017

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. Early bird registration is still open!

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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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