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NWI Newsletter

May 11, 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.

New Findings on Wraparound's Effectiveness

The Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry has just published a new study that formally summarizes the existing research on Wraparound’s costs and impact on child and youth outcomes. A new blog post from the NWI discusses the importance of the study’s findings that Wraparound consistently produces positive outcomes for youth and reduces the cost of care.

News from the Field

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

  • Tele-Health Can Promote Equity in Children’s Behavioral Health
  • Policy Options Could Cut Child Poverty in Half
  • Resources for Talking to Students About Racism and Police Killings
  • The Latest on Teen Brain Development and Mental Health
  • Contribute to Understanding of Mental Health and Neuroscience While Playing Phone Games

Events and Opportunities

"Training Institutes LIVE!" Playlist

Join the Training Institutes LIVE!, a FREE monthly virtual series. Each month, choose two from four virtual 90-minute workshops focused on integrating services and improving outcomes for children, youth, young adults, and their families. New recordings from previous sessions are available in the Training Institutes playlist.

Webinar: Supporting Students Impacted by Racial Stress and Trauma

Date/Time: June 2, 2021, 12pm PT / 3pm ET

This webinar is sponsored by the Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network and is part of the School Mental Health Virtual Learning Series.

Webinar Curriculum: Leveraging Funding to Support Your EBP Priorities

Date/Time: June 10, 2021, 11:30am PT / 2:30pm ET

In this session, review federal funding sources that prioritize EBPs and examine strategies to maximize use of other federal funding sources to support state goals. Study examples from jurisdictions that have expanded their array of EBPs to achieve goals and maximize funding. Discuss how private agencies have shifted programming to include EBPs and taken advantage of this funding source at the local level.

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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