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NWI Newsletter

May 25, 2023

Greetings from the National Wraparound Initiative

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June Webinar: Insights from WrapStat Data

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NWI Resources and News

June Webinar: Insights from WrapStat Data

Since its launch in late 2020, WrapStat has become a repository for data on Wraparound implementation and outcomes. WrapStat now includes data for nearly 10,000 fidelity assessments from the Wraparound Fidelity Index (WFI-EZ). This webinar will explore insights enabled by this wealth of WrapStat data points.

Animated Video Supports Wraparound Data Collection

In West Virginia, the statewide Wraparound initiative is committed to collecting – and using – data on outcomes, fidelity, and provider and system readiness. As part of this effort, West Virginia has created this new video, which explains the WFI-EZ survey process for caregivers and staff in clear, accessible language, complete with animations. Read the new blog about the video, and then watch it!

Promoting Wellness, Wellbeing, and Fun

A new research review highlights findings from the vast research base documenting positive impacts on mental health when young people – specifically including young people diagnosed with depression, anxiety and other mental health conditions – participate in activities that promote wellness, wellbeing and fun. April's NWI blog challenges Wraparound teams to expand their efforts to help young people and families engage in activities they enjoy.

Spotlight: Winter 2023

Submit a Spotlight Nomination!

We’re looking for good news about Wraparound. Do you know a young person or family that has blossomed in Wraparound? Or a provider who brings something special to their work? Bring their story to the NWI community by nominating them for the Spotlight. You only need to provide some basic information and we do the rest!

News from the Field

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

  • For Parents Considering Residential Care
  • Helping Children Who Are Neurodiverse Build Friendships
  • Anti-Poverty Programs May Help With Mental Health Disparities
  • Family First Reforms One Year Later
  • Therapists’ Views on Helping Suicidal Teens

Events and Opportunities

Opportunity: Scholarships for High School Scientists

Nomination Deadline: June 9, 2023

The Rising Scientist Awards, presented in partnership with Hunter College, are given annually to outstanding high school students who show exceptional promise in research areas related to mental health, such as psychology, neuroscience or biomedical engineering research. Awards include scholarships for college expenses.

Opportunity: Recruiting Wraparound Youth and Clinicians for Research Study

A researcher is looking for pairs of Wraparound youths and clinicians to participate in a survey study on continuity of healthcare services, attachment patterns, and emotion regulation strategies.

Webinar: Black Youth Suicide: Exploring a Public Health Crisis and the Role of Racial Trauma

Date/Time: June 6, 2023, 9am PT / 12pm ET

This webinar will explore and define a range of suicidal risk characteristics, identify warning signs for adolescent suicide, explain how adolescent suicide risk may present differently for Black youth, and explore research identifying associations between racial trauma and suicide risk. Throughout this training, participants will have opportunities to discuss adolescent suicide risk, explore important clinical considerations, and identify strategies to support Black youth.

Online Training: The Essentials of Effective Psychotherapy: What We Know Works

Date/Time: June 8, 2023, 8am – 12:30pm PT / 11am – 3:30 ET

This interactive and dynamic training will operationalize the foundations of building rapport; the specific skills of active listening; and self-management techniques for our triggers, dysregulation, distractions, and monitoring of time. This training uses visual and experiential learning to help participants expand their understanding of the essential components of effective treatment and the benefits it brings to clients.

Webinar: What is Trauma-Informed Care?

Date/Time: June 15, 2023, 9am PT / 12pm ET

This webinar is geared toward providers who would like foundational information about trauma informed care and how to apply this approach with their interactions with people they serve, including the Indigenous population.

Webinar: Vicarious Trauma and Resiliency

Date/Time: June 23, 2023, 6:45am PT / 9:45am ET

Working with traumatized people can erode workers’ compassion and empathy as the shared experience of trauma becomes overwhelming. This training explores the problem of chronic unremitting stress on our overactive and distracted brains and offers a set of different skill sets for robust mental health that can be learned and practiced by anyone.

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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