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NWI Newsletter

September 25, 2018

Greetings from the National Wraparound Initiative

Kim Estep and Kimberly Coviello at the Pre-Institutes

New NWI Wraparound Blog Post: Pre-Institute on Supervision in Wraparound

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NWI Resources and News

New NWI Wraparound Blog Post: Pre-Institute on Supervision in Wraparound

In the latest blog, we share a follow up on the Pre-Institute on Wraparound Supervision that was held in advance of The Institutes in July. Check it out to hear more about what the 40 Wraparound supervisors from around the country learned from the two-day intensive training program.

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

On September 11, the TA Network hosted a webinar in which NWIC Director Kim Estep presented on the organizational supports needed for implementing quality Wraparound. Using the National Wraparound Implementation Standards (Coldiron, Bruns, Hensley & Paragoris, 2016), Kim outlined the timeline of critical elements spanning organizational readiness, supervision, and care coordinator activities related to successful installation of Wraparound in a provider organization.

Updated NWI Resource: Peer Support

As part of the NWI's effort to regularly review and update our existing materials to ensure they reflect current research and best practices, the Peer Support Resource Sheet has been updated as of July 2018. The resource sheet includes links to a variety of additional materials and webinars on the topic of peer support in Wraparound.

Comix: Wraparound Puns

Wraparound Puns #15

Wraparound Puns #15

In this edition of Wraparound Puns, a young Wraparounder uses the wise words of his facilitator toward the attainment of relaxation time.

News from the Field

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

  • American Pediatrics Assoc. Statement on Ensuring Comprehensive Care and Support for Transgender and Gender-Diverse Children and Adolescents
  • Child Trends: Poverty Rate Rising Among America's Youngest Children, Particularly Infants of Color
  • Depression Treatment for Children Can Also Lower Parents' Depression Symptoms
  • How Are Children with Serious Emotional Disturbance Supported Within Public School Systems Across America?
  • Making the Preschool Magic Last as Children Get Older

Events and Opportunities

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!"

Webinar: SOC Expansion Leadership Learning Community: SOAR for Children

Date / Time: Wednesday, October 17, 2018, 11:30am – 1pm PT / 2:30pm – 4pm ET

This learning community will introduce the new SOAR Youth Curriculum, an online course designed by the SAMHSA SOAR TA Center to increase access to Supplemental Security Income for children and youth under the age of 18 with disabling conditions who experience or are at risk of homelessness. SOAR (SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access, and Recovery) is a successful national program, funded by SAMHSA, originally designed to increase access for adults to disability income benefit programs.

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 for the "Tampa Conference" once again includes a track on Innovations in Wraparound. Those working in Wraparound management, supervision, evaluation, QA, and research are encouraged to submit a proposal related to the latest developments in care coordination for youth with complex needs. 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.

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.

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 system 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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