Wraparound News

Opportunity: Join the National Wraparound Implementation Center

January 14, 2019 | Emily Taylor

The University of Washington Wraparound Evaluation and Research Team (UW WERT), the accountability wing of the National Wraparound Implementation Center (NWIC), is recruiting a high-level Evaluation and Program Operations Specialist. Part of the WERT team in Seattle, WA, the person in this role will be responsible for managing the day to day operations of the team and promoting high-quality Wraparound worldwide.

Learn more about the position and how to apply»


New Report and Webinar Recording on Adapting Wraparound for Older Youth and Young Adults

December 18, 2018 | Emily Taylor

Two new resources on adapting Wraparound for older youth and young adults are available now on the NWI site. The report, “Wraparound for Older Youth and Young Adults: Providers’ Views on Whether and How to Adapt Wraparound,” based on interviews with providers, identifies the kinds of adaptations providers are making when working with older youth and young adults. The report also includes links to additional resources and outlines plans NWI and NWIC have to develop additional guidance for the field on this topic.

A recording of the Dec. 11 webinar on the same topic is also available for viewing. In the webinar, presenters Janet Walker …


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 …


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.

Register for the webinar»


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.”

Read more about Wraparound model in schools»


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 …


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 …


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 …


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., …


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 …