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NWI Newsletter

August 28, 2018

Greetings from the National Wraparound Initiative

Workforce Development

Updated NWI Resource: Workforce Development

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NWI Resources and News

Updated NWI Resource: Workforce Development

NWI staff regularly review and update our existing materials to ensure they reflect current research and best practices. As part of this effort, the Workforce Development Resource Sheet has been updated as of July 2018. Along with key guidelines for developing an organization's Wraparound team, the resource sheet also includes links to additional materials and webinars on the topic.

Upcoming Webinar – How to Be a Successful Wraparound Provider Organization: Necessary Organizational Supports for Wraparound

Date / Time: Tuesday, September 11, 2018, 10am – 11am PT / 1pm – 2pm ET

Using the National Wraparound Implementation Standards (Coldiron, Bruns, Hensley & Paragoris, 2016), NWIC developed the Wraparound Provider Organization (WPO) certification requirements that includes a timeline of critical elements spanning organizational readiness, supervision, and care coordinator activities related to successful installation of Wraparound in a provider organization. The WPO credentialing is comprised of four structural elements: 1) Organization Readiness, 2) Wraparound Supervision, 3) Wraparound Care Coordination and 4) Outcomes, and each of the elements include subcategories identified as key for framing the organizational implementation successes and needs for each element across time.

Comix: Wraparound Puns

Wraparound Puns #14

Wraparound Puns #14

In this wry edition of Wraparound Puns, a young Wraparounder's frankness surprises his facilitator.

News from the Field

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

  • Child Trends Research: High-Quality Connections Can Protect At-Risk Youth
  • Balancing Work and Family for Parents of Children with Behavioral Health Concerns
  • New Policy Brief on 2017 NCTSN System Framework for Trauma-Informed Schools
  • Child Trends Research: Parenting Knowledge Among First-Time Parents of Young Children
  • Training Teachers to Focus on Positive Behavior Improves Student Outcomes

Events and Opportunities

Webinar: Addressing the Needs of Young People with Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED) Through a Comprehensive Continuum of Services and Supports

Date / Time: Thursday, September 6, 2018, 12pm – 1:30pm PT / 3pm – 4:30pm ET

The third webinar in the 2018 Rural Behavioral Health Webinar Series, providing information and resources, on innovative approaches to address the needs and challenges of rural community behavioral health. The webinar series provides an opportunity for participants to learn from experts and each other about innovations, practices, and programs focused on rural communities.

2018 Annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health

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

This year this interdisciplinary conference on school mental health will feature the theme, "School Mental Health – A Sure Bet for Student Success!"

2018 Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health, 29th Annual Conference

Date / Location: November 1 – 3, 2018, Houston, TX

This event brings together family members, young adults, and professionals and focuses on issues and trends pertaining to children's mental health from the family-driven, youth-guided perspective. Early bird registration discount is available until September 30, 2018.

Call for Proposals: 32nd Annual Research & Policy Conference Child, Adolescent and Young Adult Behavioral Health

Date / Location: March 3 – 6, 2019, Tampa, FL

The call for proposals is now open. Known widely as "The Tampa Conference," this annual gathering of more than 500 researchers, evaluators, policymakers, administrators, parents, and advocates is sponsored by Child & Family Studies at the University of South Florida and partners, including the National Wraparound Initiative. The deadline to submit a proposal is October 26, 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.

Join the NWI

The NWI is a vibrant community of practice because of your active participation. Become a member for free today – let's work together to make the latest Wraparound resources available to everyone!

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