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NWI Newsletter

March 12, 2020

Greetings from the National Wraparound Initiative

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WrapStat, the new fidelity / outcomes measure, arrives September

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NWI Resources and News

WrapStat, the New Fidelity and Outcomes Measure, Is Coming in September

WrapStat, a new online fidelity and outcomes monitoring system designed specifically for Wraparound, and for users of Wraparound Fidelity and Assessment System tools, will launch in September 2020. The system’s pilot test begins in May and the launch is September 1, 2020.

Upcoming Webinar: "Collaboration between Youth Partners and Family Partners in Wraparound"

Date/Time: April 30, 2020, 10am – 11am PT / 1pm – 2pm ET

Youth/Young Adult Peer Support is a relatively new addition to Wraparound. Programs sometimes struggle with understanding how teamwork is best enhanced when there is both a family partner and a youth partner involved. This webinar, presented by Janet Walker, Ph.D, Caitlin Baird, and Maria Hermsen, focuses on optimizing the connection between youth and family peer support partners when they are working together on Wraparound teams. It will cover key strategies on how to collaborate on addressing common challenges with life scenarios.

Wraparound Comix

Wraparound Puns #26

Wraparound Puns No. 26

In this issue of Wraparound Puns, a young Wraparounder posits a new method for team accountability.

News from the Field

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

  • Practice Brief: Supporting the Youth Peer Workforce
  • Screen Time and the Mental Health of Children
  • Report: Justice-Involved Youth Experience Mental Health and Psychological Challenges
  • Three Better Ways to Support Foster Youth than Extending Care to 26
  • Study Shows 14% Decline in Pediatrician Visits

Events and Opportunities

CANCELLED Due to Coronavirus: 33rd Annual Research & Policy Conference on Child, Adolescent and Young Adult Behavioral Health

From the conference organizers: In light of information related to the evolving COVID-19 situation, growing community concerns, and guidance from the University of South Florida, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 33rd Annual Research and Policy Conference. We understand the logistical inconveniences that may arise as a result of this decision and regret the disruption. We will be issuing full registration fee refunds to all registrants. As we are close to the conference dates, please share this notice with colleagues, especially those who may be currently on travel, and help ensure that everyone who was coming to the conference gets notice.

2020 Training Institutes

Date/Location: June 29 – 30, 2020 (Pre-Institutes) / July 1 – 3, 2020 (Training Institutes), Orlando, FL

Registration is now open for the 2020 Training Institutes, #WhatCouldBe: Bolder Systems & Brighter Futures for Children, Youth, Young Adults & their Families. Conference sessions will focus on topic areas that are critical components of effective delivery systems for children, youth, young adults, and families. Presentations address the system of care core values of community-based, family-driven, youth-driven, and culturally and linguistically responsive designs, models, services, and approaches. Presenters and attendees are experts and leaders in the field of children’s services including parents, youth, young adults, policymakers, clinicians, researchers, and evaluators from communities across the nation.

Opportunity: Postdoctoral Fellowship or Research Associate Position in Treatment, Services, and Implementation Research

Location/Deadline: Eugene, OR / Open until filled

This position, sponsored by Oregon Social Learning Center, is for individuals interested in pursuing a career dedicated to applied research methodology. The individual will closely collaborate with multiple investigative teams on a range of NIH-funded grants that focus on treatment, services, and implementation research. Intensive training and supervision will be provided by Dr. Jason Chapman across current NIDA and NIMH grants awarded to Drs. Lisa Saldana, Ashli Sheidow, and Mike McCart. The projects include stepped-wedge cluster randomized designs, hybrid implementation-effectiveness designs, multi-site randomized trials, and a randomized controlled trial focused on experimental mediation. Training will focus on implementing research plans, advanced statistical analyses, developing and evaluating measurement instruments, disseminating research findings, and designing new studies and data analysis plans. The position does not require teaching or clinical workloads, and the potential for future employment as an OSLC Scientist is contingent upon performance and availability of funding.

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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