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NWI Newsletter

October 10, 2017

Greetings from the National Wraparound Initiative!

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Upcoming NWI Webinar – Turnover Among Wraparound Care Coordinators: Rates, Causes, Impacts and Remedies

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NWI Resources and News

Upcoming NWI Webinar: Turnover Among Wraparound Care Coordinators: Rates, Causes, Impacts and Remedies

Date / Time: Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 10am – 11am PT / 1pm – 2pm ET

NWI and NWIC collaborated with other partners in a study of turnover among care coordinators in Wraparound. In this webinar, Janet Walker, Co-Director of the NWI, and Jennifer Schurer Coldiron, NWIC, will use data from two sources – a large scale survey and a smaller number of in-depth interviews – to present data and implications regarding the rate, impacts, causes and remedies of turnover.

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NWIA 2017 was a Success! Materials Available Online Now

Thank you to all of the participants in the 2017 National Wraparound Implementation Academy held Sept. 11-13, in Baltimore. For two and a half days, the Wraparound community gathered to learn, share insights, and build skills towards Wraparound's goal of transforming communities and improving lives. This year's Academy succeeded thanks to the combined energy and commitment of all the presenters, organizers and attendees. The Academy presentation materials are now available online, including the eight role-specific full-day Intensive sessions held on Monday and the more than 30 sessions held Tuesday and Wednesday on a wide range of topics.

Access the NWIA 2017 materials »

Oklahoma Team Wins 2nd Annual National Wraparound Implementation Academy Award

During the 2017 NWIA, attendees reviewed material on each of the three finalists and voted for their favorites. On Tuesday, the winning entry was announced: Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, Oklahoma Systems of Care (OKSOC) and the E-TEAM at the University of Oklahoma, for their entry on the innovative use of technology to improve Wraparound.

The other two finalists were also recognized: Wraparound New Haven (WANH), a project of Clifford Beers Clinic in New Haven, Connecticut; and Bergen's Promise, the Care Management Organization for Bergen County, New Jersey.

Congratulations to all three of our finalists and thank you to everyone who submitted a nomination and voted during the Academy!

Read more about the finalists »

Wraparound Comix

Wraparound Puns #7

Wraparound Puns #7

The latest installment of Craig Delano's Wraparound Puns comic ponders "team culture."

Read Wrapround Puns #7 »

News from the Field

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

  • Child Mind Institute's 2017 Children's Mental Health Report
  • Research: Children Living with Parents Who Have a Substance Abuse Disorder
  • Resources for Helping Children Through Natural Disasters
  • Research: Psychological Impacts of Natural Disasters on Youth
  • New Research on LGBQ/GNCT Youth in the Justice System

View these and other news items »

Events and Opportunities

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.

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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.

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Call for Papers: 31st Annual Research and Policy Conference on Child, Adolescent and Young Adult Behavioral Health

Submission deadline: October 27, 2017

The call for proposals is now open for the 31st Annual Research and Policy Conference on Child, Adolescent and Young Adult Behavioral Health ("the Tampa Conference"). The call for papers includes a special Innovations in Wraparound track focused on Wraparound management, supervision, evaluation, QA, and research on care coordination for youth with complex needs. The conference will take place March 3 – 7, 2018, in Tampa, Florida.

Submit a proposal or register »

Save the Date: 2018 University of Maryland Baltimore Training Institutes

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

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. The Training Institutes will focus on "Integrating Systems and Improving Outcomes in Behavioral Health for Children, Youth, and Young Adults and Their Families." Watch for more details in the coming months!

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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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