Children's Mental Health
What is Wraparound Process?
It looks like a treatment team meeting at first, but it is much more than that. It goes way beyond and never quits.
- It’s the process of bringing people together from different parts of the family’s whole life. With help from a facilitator, people from the family’s life work together, add their perspectives about the family’s strengths, and coordinate their activities to support the family,
What is a Wraparound Process Facilitator?
- A person who is trained to coordinate the wraparound process for an individual family.
What is a Wraparound Process Team?
- A group of people, chosen by the family, who are connected to them through natural, community, and formal support relationships. With the family, the team develops and implements the family’s plan, addresses unmet needs, and works toward the family’s vision.
What do we know about Wraparound process?
It works! But fidelity to the process is the key to success. Research indicates that there were significantly higher success rates in communities practicing High Fidelity Wraparound. The more a wraparound team sticks to the established principles, the better the results in both measured outcomes and in family satisfaction.
There are different ways to measure fidelity- through surveys asking the participants questions regarding their experience; through assessment tools, and/or through structured team observation.
How is Montana implementing a System of Care based on Wraparound process?
Montana is implementing Wraparound Process facilitation by offering training to grow our own experts. The goal is to train trainers, as well as increase the number of Wraparound facilitators available in communities. To assure that Wraparound facilitation is high fidelity, the Children’s Mental Health Bureau is developing a certification process for Wraparound facilitators.
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