Implementing Evidence Based Practice within Wraparound and Systems of Care

January 12, 2015 | NWI

Over the past 20 years, the children’s mental health field has been influenced by the system of care movement, youth and family movement, and the trend toward use of evidence-based treatments (EBTs) and Wraparound. As these movements have matured, questions have arisen about how best to integrate EBTs into youth- and family-driven systems of care for youth with the most complex needs and their families, and how to coordinate delivery of EBTs within Wraparound care coordination. This webinar will present an overview of the relevance and alignment of EBTs to Wraparound care coordination and systems of care more broadly. It will then go on to provide examples of how local systems have ensured that youth with complex needs have access to EBTs within a Wraparound context. Examples will include: (1) building comprehensive multi-modal EBTs such as Multisystemic Therapy (MST) into a continuum of care, (2) training clinicians to use flexible approaches to EBT within Wraparound teamwork, and (3) supporting family and youth peer support partners and natural supports to serve as “care extenders” for EBT as part of Wraparound planning.