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NWI Newsletter

November 27, 2018

Greetings from the National Wraparound Initiative

Webinar: Wraparound for Older Youth and Young Adults

Webinar: Adapting Wraparound for Older Youth and Young Adults

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NWI Resources and News

Adapting Wraparound for Older Youth and Young Adults

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

Wraparound providers generally find it essential to adapt their process in order to engage and retain older youth and young adults in Wraparound, and to have success in meeting their needs. In this webinar, presenters Janet Walker and Caitlin Baird will describe the ways in which providers are adapting Wraparound and challenges related to making adaptations. The webinar will also outline key research and practice questions that will need attention in the future.

Updated NWI Resource: Coordinating Wraparound with Evidence-Based Clinical Care

The NWI resource, "Coordinating Wraparound with Evidence-Based Clinical Care," has been updated as of August 2018. NWI strives to regularly review and update our existing materials to ensure they reflect current research and best practices. The resource sheet describes some of the system-level strategies implemented to build evidence-based practice (EBP) into services, as well as links to additional resources on EBPs in Wraparound.

Wraparound Comix

Wraparound Puns #16

Wraparound Puns #16

In this issue of Wrapround Puns, a young Wraparounder cleverly flips the script on his Wraparound facilitator.

News from the Field

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

  • Three Principles to Improve Outcomes for Children and Families
  • CHDI Issue Brief: Engaging Pediatric Primary Care to Address Childhood Trauma
  • Mental Health Diagnoses Among US Children Continue to Increase
  • Research: How Early Head Start Prevents Maltreatment
  • Reduced Screen Time for Young People Highly Recommended

Events and Opportunities

System of Care Leadership Learning Community: Developments and Opportunities in Financing Systems of Care

Date / Time: Wednesday, November 28, 2018, 11:30am – 1pm PT / 2:30pm – 4pm ET

This Learning Community session will provide information on changes and opportunities in the financing landscape for children's behavioral health to advance system of care reforms, particularly within Medicaid and child welfare delivery systems. An overview will be provided of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation's Integrated Care for Kids (InCK) model as well as the Family First Prevention Services Act and the Social Impact Partnerships to Pay for Results Act (the "Results Act"). Participants will be able to ask questions and discuss their ideas for leveraging these financing changes and opportunities.

Webinar: Supporting Children Who Lose Parents to Overdose

Date / Time: November 28, 2018, 11am PT / 2pm ET

In this webinar hosted by the Institute for Research, Education and Training in Addictions, presenters will discuss ways that mental health counselors, child welfare specialists, and school personnel can support children who have lost parents to overdose.

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.

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.

Save the Date: National Wraparound Implementation Academy

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

Save the date for the 2019 NWIC Academy where care coordinators, parent and youth partners, supervisors, managers, administrators, policy-makers, researchers and evaluators will gather to learn from experts in Wraparound and systems of care.

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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