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NWI Newsletter

November 16, 2017

Greetings from the National Wraparound Initiative!

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NWI Resources and News

TA Network Monthly Minute: Coordinating Wraparound with Evidence Based Practice

This Monthly Minute focuses on understanding the importance of coordinating Wraparound with evidence based practice. Wraparound has been the focus of over 100 research studies, including 20 controlled outcome studies. This short animated video provides an overview of the topic and is accompanied by links to educational materials for caregivers and young adults.

New Summary Document from NWI – Rigorous Research on Wraparound's Effectiveness

A new summary document available for download from the NWI website offers a brief summary of the findings of the 22 controlled Wraparound effectiveness studies that were found in a comprehensive review of the Wraparound literature from 1986-2014 published in 2017 by Coldiron, Bruns, & Quick.

NWI Nov. 7 Webinar on Turnover in Wraparound Available Online

In case you missed our popular Nov. 7 webinar "Turnover Among Wraparound Care Coordinators: Rates, Causes, Impacts and Remedies," the recording and presentation are now available on the NWI site. Hear about the NWI/NWIC study of turnover among care coordinators in Wraparound and implications regarding the rate, impacts, causes and remedies of turnover.

Wraparound Comix

Wraparound Puns #8

Wraparound Puns #8

In this installment of Craig Delano's Wraparound Puns comic, Wraparound "wraps around" children and families just like clothes... literally.

News from the Field

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

  • New York Times Opinion Page: The "Problem Child" is a Child, not a Problem
  • Anxiety and Depression Caused by Childhood Bullying Decline Over Time
  • Research Shows Benefits of Online Parent Training for Young Children with ADHD
  • How "Sesame Street" is Helping Kids Learn to Cope with Trauma
  • Research: New Model of Treatment for Youth with Anxiety

Events and Opportunities

Trauma- Informed Classrooms: Moving Theory Into Practice

Date / Time: Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 9am – 12pm PT / 12pm – 1pm ET

In this webinar, presenters will discuss ways local jurisdictions can practically implement Trauma-Informed Practices to promote student and staff well-being. Examples of school districts that are promoting school success by the use and development of trauma-responsive school-based intervention models will be provided.

Family And Youth Engagement In School-Justice Partnerships: Voices From The Field

Date / Time: Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 9am – 12pm PT / 12pm – 1pm ET

This webinar will highlight the need for authentic family and youth engagement in School-Justice Partnership work, with an emphasis on the challenge of engaging parents, other caregivers and youth in diversion opportunities that address behavioral health needs. Excerpts from a new podcast series called "Strategies to Build Family and Youth Engagement in School Responder Models" will be shared, elevating the family and youth perspectives on engagement and highlighting strategies that have been successful in practice.

Call for Proposals: 2018 University of Maryland Baltimore Training Institutes – Submit by Dec 15, 2017

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

Individuals with expertise in integrating systems and improving outcomes in behavioral health for children, youths, young adults, and their families to submit presentation proposals for the University of Maryland, Baltimore Training Institutes. Proposals are due by Dec. 15, 2017, via electronic submission.

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.

This year's theme, "Leading Change – Integrating Systems and Improving Outcomes in Behavioral Health for Children, Youth, Young Adults, and Their Families," builds upon decades of progress in designing and sustaining high-quality and effective delivery systems for children, youth, and young adults with mental health and substance use disorders and their families.

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.

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