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NWI Newsletter

May 24, 2018

Greetings from the National Wraparound Initiative

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Call to the Field from our Colleagues in Puerto Rico – More Spanish Language Materials Needed

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NWI Resources and News

Call to the Field from our Colleagues in Puerto Rico – More Spanish Language Materials Needed

In this recent blog post, we are calling on the NWI community to help address the need for more Spanish language materials. This important concern was recently highlighted again for us by a request from Mayra M. Perez Gonzalez, an evaluator with PR SOC Initiative III at ASSMC, the Administration of Mental Health and Addiction Services in Puerto Rico.

Member Spotlight

Bonnie Evans

Spotlight: Bonnie Evans

Bonnie Evans is the lead Wraparound Trainer and Coach at the Texas Center of the Institute for Innovation and Implementation at the University of Maryland, School of Social Work. Originally from Australia, Bonnie is now traveling across Texas in support of the state’s commitment to delivering high quality Wraparound to Texan youth and families.

News from the Field

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

  • Research: School-Based Mental Health Services Effective
  • SAMHSA Report: Helping Children and Youth Who Have Traumatic Experiences
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Can Improve Emotion Regulation in Children with Autism
  • Regular Screening Can Find Teen Depression but Getting Treatment Isn’t Easy
  • Mental Health Literacy for Children with a Parent with a Mental Illness

Events and Opportunities

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.

Wraparound News Wanted

We would love to hear from you about the latest Wraparound-related news from your communities. Have you started a new program, published an article or resource, achieved a milestone, received an award or recognition? Tell us all about it and we'll share it with the NWI audience via our web site, Facebook account and/or newsletter.

Contact us at eta2@pdx.edu or https://nwi.pdx.edu/contact-national-wraparound-initiative

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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