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NWI Newsletter

April 5, 2022

Greetings from the National Wraparound Initiative

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Upcoming Webinar: WrapStat Turns One: An Update

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NWI Resources and News

Upcoming Webinar: WrapStat Turns One: An Overview and Update on the New Online Wraparound Evaluation System

WrapStat, the online software package that supports collection of Wraparound fidelity, satisfaction, and outcomes data and use of the measures of the Wraparound Fidelity Assessment System, has now been online for nearly a year. In this webinar, presenters will provide an overview of WrapStat, lessons learned from its first year of use, plans for the future, answers to FAQs, and an opportunity for participants to ask questions.

NWI Recorded Webinar and Resources – Wraparound and the FFPSA: Opportunities and Requirements

"Intensive Care Coordination Using a High Fidelity Wraparound Process" is now listed by the federal Administration for Children and Families (ACF) on the Title IV-E Prevention Services Clearinghouse of research-supported programs, and so is now eligible for Title IV-E reimbursement under the Family First Prevention Service Act (FFPSA). The NWI has developed several resources – including a recorded webinar from March – to help states and other stakeholders understand the implications of this decision, as well as what they must do in order to include Wraparound in their FFPSA five-year plans.


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News from the Field

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

  • Racial-Ethnic Disparities in Wraparound
  • Loneliness Damages Children’s Mental Health and Their Grades
  • New Resources to Teach Children Coping Skills
  • Child Welfare Publications in Spanish

Events and Opportunities

Monthly Learning Community for Child/Family-Focused CCBHCs

The Child and Family CCBHC Learning Community is a monthly peer learning opportunity designed to support increased access to and improved quality of CCBHCs in meeting the needs of youth and families. The learning community features national experts and CCBHC examples from across the country and is focused on design and implementation approaches for CCBHCs.

Webinar: Response to Suicide in Rural Communities: A Panel Discussion

Date/Time: April 13, 2022, 12pm PT / 3pm ET

Panelists represent perspectives from professionals working with youth in crisis in both the school and community. This panel will discuss how some schools and communities are responding to this increasing epidemic and considerations specific to rural communities based on learned experiences.

Webinar: Creating Affirming Environments and Supporting Disclosure of SOGIE

Date/Time: April 20, 2022, 10am PT / 1pm ET

This session will provide guidance on what types of school policies and strategies can be implemented to help promote and build an affirming environment for LGBTQ+ young people. Attendees will also learn strategies for responding when a student discloses their sexual orientation and/or gender identity and expression (SOGIE).

Webinar: Perspectives on Youth Suicide Prevention: Equity-based Options

Date/Time: April 25, 2022, 12pm PT / 3pm ET

Our panel will provide a variety of perspectives on the successful prevention of youth suicide. Learn more about regional efforts helping educators and other adults working to help young people gain skills to reduce youth suicide rates. We will also showcase best practices for youth suicide prevention for LGBTQ+ youth and present a robust Q&A opportunity to allow audience members to ask any questions they have about preventing youth suicide.

Webinar: Working with Families with the Cultural Formulation Interview

Date/Time: April 29, 2022, 8am PT / 11am ET

This session will describe the usefulness of the CFI with families, integrate this approach in assessments of families, and reflect on the complexity of cultural formulation with families.

Opportunity: Speaking Up About Mental Health!

Submission Deadline: April 30, 2022

"This is My Story" is an essay contest run by the National Institute of Mental Health for high school students ages 16–18, to address ways to eliminate and/or reduce mental health stigma that young people may need to overcome when seeking mental health treatment.

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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