Wraparound News

The NWI Welcomes New Researchers to the Team

October 18, 2018 | Emily Taylor

The NWI’s evaluation arm, the Wraparound Evaluation and Research Team (WERT) at the University of Washington, has added two new researchers to the team: Jonathan Olson, Research Scientist and Philip Benjamin, Research Coordinator.

Philip Benjamin and Jon Olson

“The NWI, National Wraparound Implementation Center, and UW WERT all got very lucky in finding both Jonathan and Philip,” said Eric Bruns, Co-Director of the NWI, Director of WERT and Professor in the UW Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

“Jonathan has spent many years focused on the exact phenomena on evaluating the impact of systems-level and workforce efforts to improve …

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Sept. 11 Webinar: How to Be a Successful Wraparound Provider Organization: Necessary Organizational Supports for Wraparound

September 4, 2018 | Emily Taylor

On Sept. 11 from 10-11 a.m. PDT/ 1 to 2 p.m. EDT, the National Wraparound Initiative and the National Wraparound Implementation Center are hosting a webinar on the Wraparound Provider Organization certification. Kim Estep will present the details of the certification, which includes a timeline of critical elements spanning organizational readiness, supervision, and care coordinator activities related to successful installation of Wraparound in a provider organization.

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NWI’s Eric Bruns Quoted on Wraparound Model in Schools

August 29, 2018 | Emily Taylor

A recent article in the Hechinger Report focused on the success of preschool programs that provide support for the entire family. Eric Bruns, co-director of NWI, leader of the Wraparound Evaluation & Research (WERT) team, and Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington School of Medicine, is quoted in the article: “It’s almost just a universal truism that the earlier you start working with a family that shows any sign of need for extra support, the earlier you intervene, the better the outcomes you’re going to achieve.”

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Brian McBride Promoted to Director of Wraparound Milwaukee

July 25, 2018 | Emily Taylor

Earlier this month, the Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division announced that Brian McBride has been promoted to director of Wraparound Milwaukee. In his 16 years …

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TOM 2.0 Now Integrated with WrapTrack

June 26, 2018 | Emily Taylor

The Wraparound Evaluation and Research Team (WERT) is excited to announce that the Team Observation Measure, Version 2.0 (TOM 2.0) has been built into their …

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Pre-Insitutute Training Program Offered on Supervision in Wraparound

June 6, 2018 | Emily Taylor

This year the University of Maryland, Baltimore, Training Institutes are being held July 25-28 in Washington, DC. In addition, there will be six Pre-Instiitute Programs held July 24-25, offering in-depth sessions on a variety of topics, including Supervision in Wraparound.

The “Supervision in Wraparound: Moving Beyond the Values and Principles” intensive two-day Pre-Institute Training Program is designed for Wraparound supervisors and clinical directors or staff who directly supervise care coordination staff in efforts to support quality Wraparound implementation. It will focus on translational leadership and supporting supervisors in creating a climate and culture that allows for quality Wraparound implementation. Kim Estep, NWIC Director, and Kimberly …

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Latest Wraparound Research Available on NWI Site

March 23, 2018 | Emily Taylor

The NWI site’s Latest Wraparound Research page has been updated with the most recently published research articles including the following:

Yohannan, J., Carlson, J. S., …

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April 26 Webinar: Measuring Wraparound Fidelity in Systems of Care

March 21, 2018 | Emily Taylor

Part of the Children’s Mental Health Initiative (CMHI) National Evaluation Web Event Training Series, this webinar will feature presenters from NWI providing an overview of …

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New Report: Turnover Among Wraparound Care Coordinators

February 12, 2018 | Emily Taylor

The National Wraparound Initiative and National Wraparound Implementation Center have produced a new report, Turnover among Wraparound Care Coordinators: Perspectives on causes, impacts and remedies. This report provides findings from a national survey and follow-up interviews with selected survey participants, and provides information on how turnover rates can be lowered. A recorded webinar, covering key findings from the report and including questions and discussion, is also available.

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TA Monthly Minute on Coordinating Wraparound with Evidence Based Practice

January 16, 2018 | Emily Taylor

In November 2017, the TA Network published a Monthly Minute on understanding the importance of coordinating Wraparound with evidence based practice. Wraparound has been the …

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