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NWI Newsletter

September 12, 2017

Greetings from the National Wraparound Initiative!

NWIC Academy 2017

Looking forward to seeing many of you at the Wraparound Academy! If you won't be there, check next month's newsletter for a recap.

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NWI Resources and News

Guest Blog Post from NWI's Wraparound Comix Creator

This month the NWI Wraparound Blog is happy to present a post from someone familiar to the NWI audience: Wraparound Comix Creator, Craig Delano! Craig has generously shared his personal Wraparound story and what inspired him to create the popular Wraparound Comix work.

Read Craig's blog post »

News from the Field

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

  • Benefits of Schools Conducting Assessment of Children's Mental Health Services
  • School Exclusion Linked to Long-Term Mental Health Problems
  • School-Based Mental Health Programs Effective
  • Data on Student Homelessness
  • How Multi-Sector Health Partnerships Evolve

View these and other news items »

Events and Opportunities

FREDLA Annual Meeting

Date / Location: October 4, 2017, Washington, DC

FREDLA's Annual Meeting on October 4th in Washington DC is open to all family leaders working in family-run organizations, government agencies or private providers. Featured speakers include Congressman Joe Kennedy III; Paolo del Vecchio, SAMHSA; and Ellen Kagen, Georgetown University.

Learn more and register »

Webinar: Trauma and Urban Youth: School-To-Prison Pipeline Community-Based and Policy Strategies

Date / Time: Friday, October 13, 2017, 10am – 11am PT / 1pm – 2pm ET

U.S. Department of Education data shows that students from two groups – racial minorities and children with disabilities – are disproportionately represented in the school-to-prison pipeline. This webinar will address behavioral health approaches, and community-based and policy strategies to eliminate the disproportionate number of youth that are suspended and expelled from schools.

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 »

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 »

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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