Applying Implementation Science to Wraparound: What Should We Measure? What Have We Learned?

June 17, 2020 | Maria Hermsen-Kritz

Wraparound is a widely utilized care coordination model for youth with serious behavioral health needs that aims to preserve resources, improve outcomes, and reduce rates of out-of-home placement. In recent years, structured training and coaching models and fidelity measures have proliferated. However, this can cause measurement dilemmas for Wraparound initiatives. Moreover, each individual Wraparound program using its own approaches makes it more challenging to analyze data across efforts and glean “lessons learned.” This session, includes initial examples of what has been learned from Wraparound implementation research to date.