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NWI Newsletter

January 9, 2018

Greetings from the National Wraparound Initiative

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NWI Resources and News

National Wraparound Initiative's Website Now Adapts to All Screen Sizes

Our website's new "responsive" layout makes content readable and accessible at any screen size, from smartphone or tablet to large desktop monitor. Additionally, visitors can now stream previous webinar recordings directly – rather than downloading media files. If you're looking at the site on your desktop, the only change you're likely to notice is the new menu layout, but if you're browsing on a phone or a tablet, you'll find big improvements to usability.

Wraparound Comix

Wraparound Puns #9

Wraparound Puns #9

In the latest installment of Wraparound Puns, discussion of a Wraparound principle inspires an "entrepreneurial" idea in a young family member.

News from the Field

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

  • Why Foster Care Students in Seattle are Beating the Odds
  • Telehealth Targets a Niche in Mental Health Care for Urban Youths
  • Preschool Pays off for Two Generations
  • Making the Grade: A Progress Report and Next Steps for Integrated Student Supports

Events and Opportunities

CLC Peer Learning Exchange: Plan Your Work and Work Your Plan Using the CLAS Standards

Date / Time: Thursday, January 18, 2018, 11:30am – 12:30pm PT / 2:30pm – 3:30pm ET

This webinar will continue the Cultural and Linguistic Competence Peer Learning Exchange Series on implementing the CLAS Standards. The objective of this webinar is to help participants understand the task of using a strategic planning process that aligns with the CLAS Standards.

Early Childhood Learning Community: Diagnosis of Mental Health and Developmental Disorders in Young Children

Date / Time: Monday, January 22, 2018, 11:30am – 1pm PT / 2:30pm – 4pm ET

The TA Network is pleased to announce the January 2018 call for the Learning Community for those interested in early childhood systems of care. This month's topic will be on diagnosis of mental health and developmental disorders in young children. We will have a presentation on the newly updated "Diagnostic Classification of Mental Health and Developmental Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood (DC:0-5)." This will be followed by open discussion and peer learning opportunities. This Learning Community is open to all interested in early childhood systems work.

Call for Proposals: 2018 Annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health – Submission Deadline February 5

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

The national Center for School Mental Health emphasizes a shared school-family-community agenda to bring high quality and evidence-based mental health promotion, prevention, and intervention to students and families as part of a multi-tiered system of supports. The deadline for submitting proposals for conference sessions, workshops, symposia and posters for this year's conference is February 5, 2018. The theme of this year's conference is School Mental Health – A Sure Bet for Student Success!

Training Institutes Call for Proposals Deadline Extended to January 29, 2018

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

Monday, January 29 is the final deadline for submitting proposals for the 2018 Training Institutes. Sponsored by the University of Maryland School of Social Work and hosted by The Institute for Innovation and Implementation, the theme of this year's event is LEADING CHANGE – Integrating Systems and Improving Outcomes in Behavioral Health for Children, Youth, Young Adults, and Their Families.

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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