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NWI Newsletter

December 3, 2020

Greetings from the National Wraparound Initiative

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Upcoming Webinar: How Do Program and System Factors Influence Wraparound?

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NWI Resources and News

January Webinar: “How Do Program and System Factors Influence Wraparound Implementation, Fidelity, and Sustainment?”

Date/Time: January 20, 2021, 11am PT / 2pm ET

Wraparound care coordination has been shown to be capable of promoting more positive outcomes for youth and families with complex needs. However, practitioners, technical assistance providers, program and system leaders, and youth and family advocates have all observed how the complexity of children’s service systems can make it challenging to provide high quality and effective Wraparound. This webinar presents new research that aims to answer several critical questions about what drives Wraparound implementation success.

WrapStat is Here! February Webinar Presents “A New System for Collecting and Using Wraparound Fidelity, Satisfaction, and Outcomes Data”

Date/Time: February 17, 2021, 11am PT / 2pm ET

Users of the measures of the Wraparound Fidelity Assessment System (WFAS) now have a new online system to aid in their Wraparound evaluation efforts. WrapStat will provide a more powerful method for users of the Wraparound Fidelity Index (WFI-EZ), Team Observation Measure (TOM), and Document Assessment and Review Tool (DART) to collect, manage, and report on Wraparound implementation, fidelity, satisfaction, and outcomes. This webinar will cover all the basics.

New Wraparound Research Featured at Annual National Institute of Mental Health Conference on Implementation

Research on Wraparound is increasingly prominent in the field of Implementation Science. As a latest example, a new paper, Influences of inner and outer settings on Wraparound implementation, by Jonathan Olson, Ph.D., and other members of the University of Washington Wraparound Evaluation and Research Team and National Wraparound Implementation Center was one of only a handful of submissions selected from many hundreds for this year’s Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation in Health. If you’d like to see the presentation, you can attend the D&I Conference, which will be held virtually December 15–17 (or see an expanded version during the January webinar).

News from the Field

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

  • Experiences and Well-Being of Sexual and Gender Diverse Youth in Foster Care
  • Recommendations for Trauma-Informed Care Under the Family First Prevention Services Act
  • Georgia’s Cold Case Project Improves Outcomes for Children “Lost” in the Foster Care System
  • Inside Utah’s Troubled Teen Industry

Events and Opportunities

Job Opportunity: Wraparound Implementation Training Professional with The Institute for Innovation & Implementation

Selected candidates will plan, fully develop, conduct, and administer training programs aimed to train professionals and improve their skills and knowledge in Wraparound and related topics maintaining content expertise specific to implementation of Wraparound. This position may allow for a remote workplace.

Virtual Training Institutes

Date/Time: January 14, 2021, 10:30am – 2pm PT / 1:30pm – 5pm ET

Now open for registration, a FREE monthly Training Institutes LIVE series with your choice of two of virtual 90-minute workshops focused on integrating systems and improving outcomes for children, youth, young adults, and their families. The January kick-off event includes a plenary session featuring Amelia Frank Meyer, CEO & Founder of Alia Innovations, on Building A New Way, Together! Following the plenary, participants have the option to join one of two concurrent sessions on rethinking implicit bias and partnering to strengthen services.

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 del Usuario del Proceso de 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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