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NWI Newsletter

January 25, 2022

Greetings from the National Wraparound Initiative

Telehealth survey report

Results from the NWI Telehealth Survey of Providers

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NWI Resources and News

Results from the NWI Telehealth Survey of Providers

More than 300 staff members from Wraparound programs across the country responded to the NWI’s survey on providers’ experiences using telehealth. A very large majority reported positive experiences using telehealth and optimism regarding its usefulness going forward. However, respondents also noted a variety of challenges and barriers that can limit telehealth’s appropriateness in specific situations or for specific children, youth and families.

JAACAP Editorial Highlights Wraparound’s Effectiveness

A recent editorial in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry highlighted the research supporting Wraparound's effectiveness, as well as studies examining what makes for successful implementation. The editorial describes the research as compelling and calls for further investments. A companion blog from the NWI discusses the editorial.

News from the Field

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

  • Single-Session Intervention Helps Teen Depression
  • What Is Sensory Processing Disorder?
  • Evidence for Culturally Specific/Responsive Programs in Child Welfare
  • Parents Billed for Costs of Foster Care
  • Shadow Foster Care

Events and Opportunities

Seeking Research Participants

A study team at the University of South Florida (USF), Department of Child and Family Studies is conducting a national online survey of former youth residents of residential treatment facilities and their parents and caregivers to understand their experiences and perspectives of the care received by the facilities. The types of facilities include programs such as therapeutic boarding schools, wilderness camps, residential treatment centers, and boot camps.

The Impact of Implicit Bias on BIPOC Populations

Date/Time: January 26, 2022, 10am PT / 1pm ET

Bias and racism in health care impede scientific advancement, reduce the pipeline of diverse clinicians, and contribute to racial and ethnic health disparities. Learn how to advocate for proactive approaches that eliminate barriers impacting people of color, promote racial equity, and advance cultural humility.

Flourishing at Work: A Plan for Helping Professionals: Healthy Positivity

Date/Time: February 8, 2022, 11am PT / 2pm ET

Helping professionals, such as counselors, teachers, and health professionals, are critically important to the workforce, yet we are also at great risk for helping others more than we help ourselves! In this webinar series, we invite YOU to sit down, take a breath, replenish yourself and restore by considering strategies to help you flourish. Together, we’ll explore the importance of making our own well-being a priority, think about our work/life balance, remember our purpose, take actions to flourish, and use our strengths within a framework of healthy positivity.

Webinar Series: The Words Matter

Date/Time: monthly through August 2022, beginning February 10, 2022, 11am PT / 2pm ET

These webinars feature open and authentic discussions about the impact of common terminology used in child serving systems with those that are directly affected. The goal is to illuminate how the terms we use can influence perception, approach, and practice, as well as to explore alternative language as a means of intentionally shifting how we view and interact with youth, families, and each other.

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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