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NWI Newsletter

November 16, 2021

Greetings from the National Wraparound Initiative

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JAACAP Editorial Highlights Wraparound’s Effectiveness

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NWI Resources and News

JAACAP Editorial Highlights Wraparound’s Effectiveness

An editorial in this month's issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry highlights the research supporting Wraparound's effectiveness, as well as studies examining what makes for successful implementation. The editorial finds the research compelling, and calls for further investments. A new blog from the NWI discusses the editorial.

Families Especially Wanted: NWI Telehealth Survey

A new blog post from the NWI reviews research suggesting that telehealth can have positive impacts on efficiency, effectiveness and equity in Wraparound. Does this match your experiences with telehealth? Let us know by taking the 3-minute NWI Telehealth Survey. Families are particularly invited, but all participants in Wraparound/SoC are welcome!

News from the Field

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

  • Innovative Parenting Videos in English and Spanish
  • White House Fact Sheet on Youth Mental Health
  • Practical Guide for Selecting Social-Emotional Learning Programs
  • Fear of Coming Out for LGBTQ+ Youth in Foster Care
  • How to Reduce Child Poverty in the US

Events and Opportunities

On-Demand Lesson on Cultivating Leadership

This on-demand lesson from the National Implementation Research Network is a short, interactive online course. The lesson includes content, practice, and assessment focused on how to cultivate leaders and champions in community settings.

Early Intervention for Psychosis in Young People: A Lived Experience and School Perspective

Date/Time: December 1, 2021, 12pm PT / 3pm ET

Join us for this listening session to gain insight on the early signs and symptoms of psychosis, review the research on early intervention, and access tools that help young people connect with care. Specialized early intervention provides the best hope for recovery and growth for teens and young adults who are starting to experience psychosis.

Browning Counseling: Working with Latinx Clients

Date/Time: December 9, 2021, 12pm PT / 3pm ET

In this webinar, we will discuss an integrative approach to working in a culturally responsive manner with Chicanx/Latinx populations and highlight tools related to “Browning” your counseling. An awareness of how traditional/individualistic concepts in mental health can be culturally incongruent for Chicanx/Latinx populations will be explored. Addressing and responding to issues of identity development, family dynamics, and spirituality in psychotherapy will be outlined.

Understanding How Social Injustices Impact Student Mental Health

Date/Time: January 19, 2021, 12pm PT / 3pm ET

This is Part I of a school mental health webinar series with a focus on advancing high quality, sustainable school mental health from a multi-tiered system of support, trauma sensitive, and culturally responsive and equitable lens.

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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