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NWI Newsletter

October 19, 2021

Greetings from the National Wraparound Initiative

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Blog and Survey on Telehealth for Wraparound and SOC

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NWI Resources and News

Blog and Survey on Telehealth for Wraparound and SOC

A new blog post from the NWI reviews research – from both before and during the pandemic – that has implications for the use of telehealth for Wraparound and Systems of Care. The research suggests that telehealth can have positive impacts on efficiency, effectiveness and equity. Does this match your experiences with telehealth? Let us know by taking the 3-minute NWI Telehealth Survey!

WFI-EZ: Wraparound Fidelity Index Benchmarks

Users of the Wraparound Fidelity Index-EZ will be pleased to learn that the Wraparound Evaluation and Research Team at the University of Washington has released a brief report describing benchmarks that programs can use to interpret their WFI-WZ scores.


Gloria Cardona

Gloria Cardona

Check out the Fall Spotlight on Gloria Cardona, a Wraparound parent partner who inspires others with her creativity and persistence in meeting family needs.

News from the Field

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

  • Witnessing a Parent’s Arrest Can Get "Under The Skin" of a Child
  • Neighborhood Gun Violence Means Worse Mental Health for Kids
  • Sibling Bullying Linked to Poor Mental Health Years Later
  • Family First Planning and Implementation Toolkits

Events and Opportunities

Job Opportunities: Wraparound Implementation Training Professional

The Institute for Innovation and Implementation (The Institute) at the University of Maryland, Baltimore School of Social Work has an opportunity for a Training Specialist, Senior Training Specialist, or Lead Training Specialist.

ProviderWellbeing Platform Aims to Assess and Improve Provider Wellness

ProviderWellbeing is a free a platform for behavioral health providers to assess and improve their well-being practices. The site has interactive modules to help providers learn about the stages of change, the impact of stress on our minds and bodies, and a process to develop a self-care plan.

Free Training on Mental Health Literacy for Teachers and School Staff

Classroom WISE is a free, self-paced training course on mental health literacy for teachers and school staff. These resources present concrete, universal approaches to promoting student mental health and creating safe and supportive classroom environments; describe student behaviors that may indicate a mental health concern; and provide specific skills and strategies to engage and support students with mental health concerns.

Webinar: Managing Anxiety and the Return to Schools

Date/Time: November 3, 2021, 2pm PT / 5pm ET

This webinar will review evidence-based strategies to address problematic anxiety within a school setting, including your own response as school staff.

Sexual Abuse in Boys and Men: Clinical Considerations

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

This presentation will address myths related to sexual abuse and assault in boys and men, address barriers to their receipt of mental health services, and provide ways that mental health providers can support male survivors in their healing journey.

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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