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NWI Newsletter

June 20, 2017

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NWI Resources and News

National Wraparound Implementation Academy Award Nomination Deadline Extended to July 7, 2017

Share the details of an innovation or achievement in Wraparound and your nomination could be selected as one of the finalists to be recognized at the 2017 National Wraparound Implementation Academy, September 11-13, 2017!

The innovation or achievement could be something new, or something done with a new twist or in a particularly successful manner. Nominate something you and your organization did, or something you know of through your work in the field.

Submit your nomination and supporting materials »

In Case You Missed it: Latest NWI Webinar Available Online Plus CEUs Offered

The recording and materials from last week's webinar "Making the Most of Your Wraparound Fidelity Data (How to Interpret WFI-EZ Results and Put Them to Use)" are now available in the NWI Webinar Archive.

New with this NWI Webinar, participants and others who view the recording may be eligible for CEUs. The link to the post-test is included at the end of the webinar recording.

View the webinar and take the post-test for CEUs »

Janet Walker

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

The latest installment in our new series of blog entries from the NWI and NWIC on Wraparound innovations, research and events is online now. In this post Janet Walker, Ph.D., Co-Director of the National Wraparound Initiative, writes the first of two posts about current research on the impact of turnover among Wraparound care coordinators and supervisors.

Read Janet's blog post »

In the forums...

Be sure to check out the latest threads in the WERT learning community discussion forum. Jeremy Becker recently posted the answer to a frequently asked question about roles and permissions within 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 #5

Wraparound Puns #5

The latest installment of Craig Delano's Wraparound Puns comic is based on an idea submitted by an NWI member.

Read Wrapround Puns #5 »

News from the Field

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

  • Research: Costs to Community Mental Health Agencies to Sustain Evidence-Based Practice
  • SAMHSA Welcomes Dr. Justine Larson to the Center for Mental Health Services
  • New from NCTSN: Complex Trauma Resource Guide
  • National Center for Children in Poverty Policy Report
  • Collaboration to Coordinate Early Childhood Data

View these and other news items »

Events and Opportunities

National Wraparound Implementation Academy

Date / Location: September 11 – 13, 2017, Baltimore, MD

The 2017 National Wraparound Implementation Academy will provide participants with opportunities to build knowledge and skills to support their work in Wraparound. This year's Academy will feature intermediate and advanced tracks that build upon last year's content, as well as tracks designed for those just beginning in Wraparound. This year's conference registration is already more than half full, so register now.

Learn more and register »

Family Week 2017

Date / Location: July 29 – August 5, 2017, Provincetown, MA

Hosted by COLAGE and Family Equality Council, Family Week is an annual gathering of LGBTQ parented families, featuring daily programming for youth ages 7-18 as well as family and parent programs.

Learn more and register »

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.

Learn more and register »

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

Order print publications »


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