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NWI Newsletter

July 31, 2017

Greetings from the National Wraparound Initiative!

NWIC Academy 2017

2017 National Wraparound Implementation Academy Agenda-at-a-Glance Available! The Academy schedule is now available online (full detailed Agenda will be posted soon).

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NWI Resources and News

Janet Walker

NWI Blog: A Study of Turnover Among Wraparound Care Coordinators and Supervisors, Part II

In this second post, Janet Walker, Ph.D., Co-Director of the National Wraparound Initiative, reports on further findings from the study, including causes of turnover among Wraparound care coordinators and supervisors and contributors to retention. This latest installment in our new series of blog entries from the NWI and NWIC on Wraparound innovations, research and events is online now. Previous Wraparound blog posts to date are also available in the sidebar of each post on the Wraparound blog.

Read Janet's blog post »

In the forums...

This week in the WERT Learning Community discussion forum, Jeremy Becker addressed another frequent user question about using WrapTrack. NWI members and visitors can respond to discussions through their Facebook account – no additional login needed!

Check out the forums »

Wraparound Comix

Wraparound Puns #6

Wraparound Puns #6

The latest installment of Craig Delano's Wraparound Puns comic is about transitioning out of Wraparound.

Read Wrapround Puns #6 »

News from the Field

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

  • Guide to Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Programs
  • New SAMHSA Learning Center for Evidence-Based Programs and Practices
  • Resources from CDC to Prevent Bullying
  • Teaching Kids Mental Health Skills Can Ease Anxiety, Suicidal Thoughts
  • Quality of Early Family Relationships Affects Children's Mental Health

View these and other news items »

Events and Opportunities

Webinar: Rural Behavioral Health Learning Community: Family and Youth Engagement

Date / Time: Friday, August 4, 2017, 11am – 12:30pm PT / 2pm – 3:30pm ET

Part of a series promoting an understanding of factors impacting the accessibility, availability and acceptability of services and strategies for improvement; this month’s webinar will highlight how to engage family and youth in rural areas.

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 »

Save the Date for the "Tampa Conference"

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

The 31st Annual Research and Policy Conference on Child, Adolescent and Young Adult Behavioral Health (“the Tampa Conference”) will be held March 3-7, 2018. The call for proposals will be opening August 15.

Learn more »

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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