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NWI Newsletter

June 15, 2021

Greetings from the National Wraparound Initiative

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Study: Wraparound Implementation Better in Care Management Entities

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NWI Resources and News

Study Finds Wraparound Implementation Better in Care Management Entities

A newly published study has found that Wraparound Implementation tends consistently to be better in Care Management Entities (CMEs) versus Community Mental Health Centers (CMHCs). A blog post from the NWI discusses the findings and describes how strategies that make Wraparound implementation successful in CMEs can be replicated in CMHCs.

Youth and Family Partners Working Together in Wraparound

This practice brief and accompanying study guide, focusing on how youth and family partners can work effectively together in Wraparound, were among the most popular NWI publications last year. The materials also cover common challenges that can occur, and how to avoid them.

Seeking Wraparound Success Stories for the Summer Spotlight!

Do you know a youth or family with a Wraparound success story? Or a family or youth peer support provider, or care coordinator that has made the difference for a Wraparound team? The NWI spotlight recognizes people who have contributed to positive outcomes from Wraparound. If you know of someone whose Wraparound story or journey merits recognition, we encourage you to nominate them. If selected for the Spotlight, NWI staff will interview them and their story will be featured on the website.

News from the Field

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

  • Video Reviews Terminology Important When Working With LGBTQ+ Youth
  • Disrupting the Impacts of Implicit Bias
  • Parents Searching for Mental Health Advice Online Can Breach Kids’ Privacy
  • LGBTQ Youth Mental Health: Trevor Project Survey Highlights Disparities
  • Best Practices for the Use of Psychotropics in Residential Treatment

Events and Opportunities

Webinar: Project Venture – Positive Youth Development for American Indian & Alaska Native Youth

Date/Time: June 24, 2021, 11am PT / 2pm ET

This session of the Culturally Responsive Evidence-Based and Community-Defined Practices for Mental Health Series will discuss how Project Venture is being implemented with various cultural groups in different regions of the US.

Trauma Informed Youth Peer Support: An Essential Tool for Supporting Youth

Date/Time: July 12, 2021, 3pm PT / 6pm ET

It is critical for peer providers to understand trauma and its impact on many of the youth and young adults they will be working with. This workshop will provide concrete examples of what trauma-informed practice looks like in action and how to apply this philosophy within peer relationships.

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.

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."

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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