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NWI Newsletter

August 11, 2022

Greetings from the National Wraparound Initiative

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September Webinar: Getting Better Data

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NWI Resources and News

September Webinar: Getting Better Data

Date/Time: September 20, 2022, 11am PT / 2pm ET

Join us for “No More Garbage In Garbage Out: How to Get Good Survey Response Rates So You Can Make the Most of Your Wraparound Data.” Ensuring high-quality Wraparound is dependent on accurate assessment of fidelity and outcomes; however, many sites struggle to get data for sufficient numbers of youth and families. Presenters will share best practices for obtaining high WFI-EZ response rates and describe ways that WrapStat, and other measures of the Wraparound Fidelity Assessment System (WFAS), can facilitate data collection best practices and high response rates.

Family Members’ Perspectives on Telehealth for Wraparound

This report describes results from a survey that asked family members about their experiences using telehealth for Wraparound and related services. Overall, family members were quite positive about their experiences, but cautioned that children and youth might have difficulty engaging in Wraparound and therapy via telehealth. This report is a companion to the report on providers’ perspectives on telehealth, published earlier this year.

News from the Field

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

  • New Study of Wraparound with Homeless Youth
  • Youth MOVE National Welcomes New Executive Director
  • Challenges for Families of Special-Needs Children Adopted from Overseas
  • Parents’ Trauma Leaves Biological Traces in Children
  • Youth Depression Screening Does Not Prevent Hospitalizations or Suicide Attempts

Events and Opportunities

Webinar: Youth Trauma and Resilience in the Context of Poverty

Date/Time: August 17, 2022, 11am PT / 2pm ET

A growing body of research has begun to change understanding of how toxic environments can affect young people, particularly African American boys and young men. In this webinar, we will hear from presenters about risk and protective factors for youth exposed to poverty, racism, and violence, and about how research, policy, and practice can incorporate these lessons.

Webinar: Promoting Equity and Inclusion in the Workforce: Examining Bias in Hiring Practices

Date/Time: August 18, 2022, 10am PT / 1pm ET

Mitigating bias in hiring and promoting practices in the behavioral health field is a priority. Behavioral health practitioners are required now more than ever to pay closer attention to these challenges in the workplace. Join us for a discussion around increasing awareness, effectively navigating challenges, and moving towards action.

Webinar: Care Coordination: A Key Component of the Service Array for Youth & Families

Date/Time: September 28, 2022, 11am PT / 2pm ET

Presented by key NWIC staff, this meeting examines aspects of care coordination including service coordination, care management, integrated care, and specific models such as Wraparound and FOCUS and how these are applied to different populations. Effective care coordination addresses both poor outcomes and high costs for families who have unmet basic needs and supports families who may not know how to access services or feel the systems aren’t working for them.

Virtual Conference: Child Welfare Virtual Expo 2022: Power in Partnerships: Prioritizing Lived Expertise in Child Welfare

Date/Time: September 28, 2022, 7am – 1:30pm PT / 10am – 4:30pm ET

At Child Welfare Virtual Expo (CWVE) 2022, you’ll learn about the power of intentionally partnering with people with lived experience, and hear expertise from experts in youth and family engagement. All sessions of the 2022 CWVE were designed and led by young adults and family representatives with lived experience and expertise in child welfare, working together with Capacity Building Center for States (Center for States) staff and other partners.

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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