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NWI Newsletter

December 18, 2018

Greetings from the National Wraparound Initiative

Report: Wraparound for Older Youth and Young Adults

New Resources on Adapting Wraparound for Older Youth and Young Adults

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NWI Resources and News

Adapting Wraparound for Older Youth and Young Adults

"Wraparound for Older Youth and Young Adults: Providers' Views on Whether and How to Adapt Wraparound," is a new report available from NWI, NWIC, and the Pathways Research and Training Center at Portland State University. Based on interviews with providers, the report identifies the kinds of adaptations providers are making when working with older youth and young adults. The report also includes links to additional resources and outlines plans NWI and NWIC have to develop additional guidance for the field on this topic.

Webinar Recording Available: Adapting Wraparound for Older Youth and Young Adults

The recording of the Dec. 11 webinar, "Adapting Wraparound for Older Youth and Young Adults" is now available on the NWI Webinar archive. In this webinar, presenters Janet Walker and Caitlin Baird described research included in the new report (above) on the ways in which providers are adapting Wraparound when working with older youth and young adults.

Wraparound Comix

Wraparound Puns #17

Wraparound Puns #17

In this issue of Wrapround Puns, a young Wraparounder gets creative with a Wraparound theme.

News from the Field

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

  • Prevalence and Treatment of Depression, Anxiety, and Conduct Problems in U.S. Children
  • When Low-Income Families Can Meet Basic Needs, Children Are Healthier
  • SOAR Online Coarse Available
  • Parent Survey Shows One in 40 Children in U.S. Receive Autism Diagnoses

Events and Opportunities

Rural Behavioral Health Learning Community: Creating a More Equitable System for Stakeholders with Diverse SOGIE

Date / Time: Friday, January 4, 2019, 11am – 12:30pm PT / 2pm – 3:30pm ET

Part of a recurring Learning Community (LC) that focuses on challenges and innovations in developing systems of care for children, youth, and young adults with significant needs and their families in rural areas, this webinar will educate participants about the importance of developing strategies for working with children, youth and young adults with diverse sexual orientation, gender identities and gender expression (SOGIE) and provide guidance to communities beginning this work.

NICWA Accepting Nominations for Champion for Native Children Award

Nomination Deadline: January 9, 2019

The National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA) is seeking nominations for individuals or organizations that have made outstanding contributions to the well-being of indigenous children, families, and communities in the United States or Canada. The awardee will be honored at NICWA's Protecting Our Children Conference in Albuquerque, NM, on March 31-April 3, 2019.

Pathways Webinar: Trauma-Informed Care in Youth/Young Adult-Serving Organizations

Date / Time: January 22, 2019, 10am – 11am PT / 1pm – 2pm ET

For this Pathways webinar, Mandy Davis, director of Trauma Informed Oregon, will discuss how youth- and young adult-serving organizations can implement the principles of trauma-informed care (TIC) into their organization and services. Examples and tools will be provided with an emphasis on those developed by and with youth and young adults. In addition, ideas for TIC staff self-care will be shared.

Early Bird Registration Open for 32nd Annual Research & Policy Conference: Child, Adolescent and Young Adult Behavioral Health

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

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 Foundation. The deadline for early bird registration is February 15, 2019.

Hotel Block Open for National Wraparound Implementation Academy

Date / Location: September 9 – 11, 2019, Baltimore, MD

The 2019 National Wraparound Implementation Academy will gather care coordinators, parent and youth partners, supervisors, managers, administrators, policy-makers, researchers and evaluators in Baltimore to learn from experts in Wraparound and system of care. The hotel block at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront is now open so attendees can reserve their rooms early. Organizations interested in exhibiting, should visit the site and submit an exhibitor form for consideration. Registration is expected to open in February 2019.

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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