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NWI Newsletter

May 3, 2018

Greetings from the National Wraparound Initiative

2018 Training Institutes

Register Now for Pre-Institute Training Program: Supervision in Wraparound

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NWI Resources and News

Register Now for Pre-Institute Training Program: Supervision in Wraparound

Date/Location: July 24 – 25, 2018, Washington, DC

"Supervision in Wraparound: Moving Beyond the Values and Principles" is one of six intensive two-day Pre-Institute Training Programs being offered Tuesday, July 24, and Wednesday, July 25, before the Training Institutes. It will focus on translational leadership and supporting supervisors in creating a climate and culture that allows for quality Wraparound implementation. Kim Estep, NWIC Director, and Kimberly "Covi" Coviello, NWIC Program Manager, will lead the Pre-Institute. They will challenge supervisors to create a sense of enthusiasm and excitement about Wraparound installation for front-line staff through translation of the Wraparound value-base into concrete skills expected of care coordination staff. 

Wraparound Comix

Wraparound Puns #12

Wraparound Puns #12

In the latest installment of Wraparound Puns, a young Wraparounder aims to ensure his "natural support" is truly all-natural.

News from the Field

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

  • Regular Screening Can Find Teen Depression but Getting Treatment Isn't Easy
  • Mental Health Literacy for Children with a Parent with a Mental Illnes
  • Issue Brief: Addressing Trauma in Early Childhood
  • Resource for Schools: After a Suicide
  • Studies Take Closer Look at Mental Health Challenges for LGTBTQ Youth

Events and Opportunities

Webinar: Awareness Day Data Report 2018

Date / Time: May 3, 11am – 12:30pm PT / 2pm – 3:30pm ET

In this webinar, presenters will give a preview of the data that SAMHSA will release on May 10 in observance of National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day (Awareness Day). The presenters will preview new research on the efficacy of systems of care in supporting youth with serious emotional disturbance who have experienced trauma; discuss how research adds to our understanding of the efficacy of systems of care in treating trauma; and share how fresh data creates media and other outreach opportunities throughout the year for your system of care.

Job Opportunity: Research Study Coordinator

Application Deadline: May 8, 2018

The University of Washington Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences has an opportunity for a Research Study Coordinator 1. As part of the Wraparound Evaluation & Research Team (WERT), this person will work on a National Training & Technical Assistance Center grant collaboration funded by SAMHSA.

SOC Expansion Leadership Considerations for System of Care Leaders in Developing Trauma-Informed Systems of Care

Date / Time: May 16, 11:30am – 1pm PT / 2:30pm – 4pm ET

This webinar will focus on implementing systems of care that are trauma-informed in the context of trauma as a public health priority. Presenters will define trauma-informed care and how to apply theory to practice. In addition, a trauma-informed and resiliency-based continuum will be shared that includes education, training, organizational assessment, leadership development, and continuous quality improvement.

Early Childhood SOC Learning Community: Using the Facilitating Attuned Interactions (FAN) Approach

Date / Time: May 21, 11:30am – 1pm PT / 2:30pm – 4pm ET

This webinar will focus on how to use the Facilitating Attuned Interactions (FAN) approach in systems of care serving young children and their families. The goal of FAN is to strengthen the provider-parent relationship, resulting in parents who are attuned to their children and ready to try new ways of relating to them.

Call for Nominations: Youth MOVE National's Rockstar Awards 2018

Deadline: May 27, 2018

Youth MOVE National is now accepting nominations for its annual Rockstar Awards. The Rockstar Awards recognize individuals and organizations who have made an outstanding contribution to the improvement of youth services, and youth-serving systems that support the positive growth and development of young people – including mental health, juvenile justice, education, and child welfare.

University of Maryland, Baltimore, Training Institutes

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

Pre-Institutes Date / Location: July 24 – 25, 2018, Washington, DC

The Training Institutes will focus on the theme, "Leading Change – Integrating Systems and Improving Outcomes in Behavioral Health for Children, Youth, Young Adults, and Their Families." There will also be six Pre-Institute Programs offering in-depth sessions including best practices in residential interventions, reducing anti-LGBTQ+ bias, supervision in Wraparound, adaptive system of care leadership, and more.

2018 Annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health

Date / Location: October 11 – 13, 2018, Las Vegas, NV

This year the annual conference of the Center for School Mental Health (CSMH) will feature the theme, "School Mental Health – A Sure Bet for Student Success!" Early bird registration rates are available until June 30, 2018.

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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