Wraparound News

2019 National Wraparound Implementation Academy Keynote Announced

June 11, 2019 | Emily Taylor

Dr. Andrew Zabel, a clinical neuropsychologist, will give the keynote address, “Neurospsychology for Wraparound Teams” at the 2019 National Wraparound Implementation Academy. Dr. Zabel has spent the past 30 years in various professional treatment and assessment roles involving children and adolescents, including residential treatment, foster care, community-based rehabilitation, and hospital-based clinical neuropsychology. Through these experiences, Dr. Zabel has gained an appreciation of the interplay of children’s brains and their environments.While patterns of brain development often equip children to meet the evolving demands of school and life, the balance between brain development and increased environmental expectations can easily be “thrown off” around key transition points. These …

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Help NWI and the Wraparound Evaluation and Research Team

April 9, 2019 | Emily Taylor

The University of Washington Wraparound Evaluation and Research Team (WERT), the “accountability wing” of NWI, is currently conducting a comprehensive review and meta-analysis of controlled outcome studies focused on the Wraparound process.

Having conducted a thorough search of peer-reviewed literature, such as journal articles, they are seeking help from colleagues in the field to identify outcome studies published in other formats or outlets, such as newsletters, evaluation reports, or government documents (often referred to as “grey literature”).

If you know of research that falls into this category, they would greatly appreciate your assistance. They are specifically looking for unpublished studies that fit the following …

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Upcoming Webinar: Effectively Integrating the CANS into the Wraparound Process

March 14, 2019 | Emily Taylor

On April 30, the TA Network will host a webinar on how to integrate the Wraparound process, the most common care coordination model for youth with complex needs and their families, with the Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS), the most widely used assessment tool in public child-serving systems. While some states, systems and organizations have found ways to have Wraparound and CANS co-exist and enhance each other, for others it continues to be a challenge.

In this webinar, presenters from the National Wraparound Initiative, the National Wraparound Implementation Center and Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago (organizational home of the CANS), will …

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Jonathon Drake Memorial Fund

February 26, 2019 | Emily Taylor

Jonathon Drake, MSW, was a tireless advocate for youth, especially youth with emotional and behavioral challenges, and the professionals who support …

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Registration Open for National Wraparound Implementation Academy!

February 26, 2019 | Emily Taylor

Registration is now open for the National Wraparound Implementation Academy. Register by March 31, 2019 for the early bird rate and save $100. The Academy will be held September 9-11, 2019 at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront in Baltimore, MD. The Academy is designed to provide participants involved in Wraparound – care coordinators, care supervisors, state and organizational leaders, parent peer support providers and more – the opportunity to build skills and gain tools and information to use in their states, tribes and organizations.

Register and learn more»

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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»

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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 …

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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.

Register for the webinar»

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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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