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NWI Newsletter

July 13, 2021

Greetings from the National Wraparound Initiative

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The Latest in Wraparound Research

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NWI Resources and News

New Wraparound Research Articles

The latest research on Wraparound and related topics includes a study examining financing strategies that are used to sustain Wraparound and other key services within Systems of Care. Two other recent studies focused on implementing evidence-based practice in a context of Wraparound and Systems of Care.

News from the Field

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

  • Parenting in Racially and Culturally Diverse Adoptive Families
  • Growing Up in the Foster Care System
  • A Year Into COVID-19: Mental Health, Suicide, and Black Youth
  • Washington State Moving Toward Abolishing Foster Care
  • LGBTQ+ Youth Overrepresented in Midwest Foster Care System

Events and Opportunities

Recordings of the July Institutes Live!

Topics include Strategies for Youth Suicide Prevention, Creating the Context for Best Practices, Supporting the Growth of the Parent Peer Support Workforce, and more.

Webinar: Family Led Crisis Planning

Date/Time: July 20, 2021, 1pm PT / 4pm ET

This webinar, led by Oregon Family Support Network, will highlight the importance of family members having active participation, and an active role, in the design of their mental health crisis plan. The webinar will describe best practices for efficacious, holistic crisis planning across life domains.

Webinar: Advanced Topics in Strengthening Youth/Young Adult Peer Support: Supporting Youth in Decision-Making

Date/Time: July 22, 2021, 10am PT / 1pm ET

This web consultation will discuss how to support youth in healthy, individualized decision-making. Presenters will cover how to support youth in weighing pros and cons, exploring potential consequences, and anticipating the situation.

Webinar: Preventing Long-Term Anger and Aggression in Youth (PLAAY)

Date/Time: August 5, 2021, 11am PT / 2pm ET

Presenters will discuss how Preventing Long-Term Anger and Aggression in Youth (PLAAY) is being implemented with various cultural groups across the country, and how culturally responsive “PLAAY practices” are being utilized.

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)


"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."

Funding / support

The NWI would like to thank the individuals and organizations that make our work possible through collaboration and other forms of support.


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