How Do Program and System Factors Influence Wraparound Implementation, Fidelity, and Sustainment?

December 02, 2020 | NWI

Wraparound care coordination has been shown to be capable of promoting more positive outcomes for youth and families with complex needs. However, practitioners, technical assistance providers, program and system leaders, and youth and family advocates have all observed how the complexity of children’s service systems can make it challenging to provide high quality and effective Wraparound. This webinar will expand on new Wraparound research recently presented at the annual Science of Dissemination and Implementation in Health Conference. The research study, by members of the University of Washington Wraparound Evaluation and Research Team and National Wraparound Implementation Center, presents new research that employs sophisticated measures of implementation that aims to answer several critical questions about what drives Wraparound implementation success. First, what is the typical amount of time it takes for a service system to achieve initial implementation and sustainment of Wraparound, compared to other evidence based practices (EBPs)? Second, what is the effect of system factors – specifically, the types of Wraparound provider organizations that are used – on Wraparound implementation success and time to success? Third, how do these system and program factors affect the workforce being trained to implement Wraparound? Results will be translated into concrete recommendations for states, jurisdictions, and provider organizations seeking to implement high-quality Wraparound.