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NWI Newsletter

March 1, 2022

Greetings from the National Wraparound Initiative

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NWI Webinar and Guidance Briefs on Wraparound and the FFPSA

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NWI Resources and News

NWI Webinar and Guidance Briefs – Wraparound and the FFPSA: Opportunities and Requirements

Webinar Date/Time: March 8, 2022, 12:30pm PT / 3:30pm ET

"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—and will be presenting a webinar—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.

Last Chance! NWI Survey on Family, Youth and Young Adult Experiences with Telehealth

A new report from the National Wraparound Initiative describes findings from the NWI survey on Wraparound providers' experiences using telehealth. Now, we are working on getting youth, young adult and family perspectives on their experiences with telehealth for Wraparound. If you are a youth/young adult or family member who has participated in telehealth for Wraparound please consider taking the 3-minute NWI Telehealth Survey for Youth, Young Adults and Families.


Caitlin Carlini

New Spotlight Features Youth Partner from Oregon, Caitlin Carlini

Caitlin Carlini has spent almost six years working as a Wraparound youth partner with YouthERA in Lane County, Oregon. Caitlin says that when youth "…realize that the team is actually working toward their goals – and not just trying to tell them what to do – then often you will see them really begin to blossom…. It’s pretty special to be a part of that young person’s journey."

News from the Field

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

  • Young Men of Color Present Their Research on Mental Health
  • Child Psychiatrist Questions Assumptions about Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Childhood Stress and Adult Chronic Disease
  • Surprising Findings on Self-Harm During the Pandemic
  • Youth Incarceration in the United States

Events and Opportunities

Opportunity: Young Adults Who Have Received Peer Support

Pathways researchers are looking for young adults (up to age 30) who have received peer support for mental health, to participate in small group discussions about what makes peer support effective.

Opportunity: 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.

Webinar: An Introduction to CCBHCs within the Context of Child-Serving Systems

Date/Time: March 9, 2022, 11am PT / 2pm ET

This webinar examines CCBHC requirements within the context of the broader child-serving systems environment. CCBHCs are required to provide a range of services, either directly or through a formally established relationship with providers. This meeting explores important considerations for partnership with child-serving systems in such areas as screening and assessment, mobile response and stabilization services, and care coordination. Also included is discussion of meaningful engagement of families and youth at CCBHC governance, management, and service levels.

Webinar: Organizational Implicit Bias and its Impact on BIPOC Populations

Date/Time: March 23, 2022, 10am PT / 1pm ET

While much attention has been paid to individual implicit bias, research is beginning to show ways in which organizations can also possess hidden forms of bias at the policy, procedural, and administrative level. Join us as we learn more about the impact of implicit organizational bias and collectively explore ways to mitigate its effects on training and education, community building, recruitment and hiring, and beyond.

Webinar: Supporting Students Experiencing Distress from a Cultural Inclusiveness and Equity Lens

Date/Time: April 6, 2022, 12pm PT / 3pm ET

This is part 4 of a webinar series focusing on advancing high quality, sustainable school mental health from a multi-tiered system of support, through a 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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