High Fidelity Wraparound

Contact Info:

Kimberly Estep
Systems of Care and Wraparound Implementation Manager/National Coach Kestep@ssw.umaryland.edu

Joe Anne Hust
Peer Support and Systems of Care Manager

What is Wraparound?
Wraparound is an ecologically based process building on the collective action of a team to mobilize resources and talents from a variety of sources to support families in their communities. In the wraparound process a team of people are brought together around all the components of a family's life incorporating their history, culture, relationships and other relevant information to address their challenges and formulate possible solutions. Wraparound also includes a series of practice steps bringing a group of people together to craft and match services, supports and interventions to meet unique family needs. Often referred to as a process rather than a service or particular type of intervention, Wraparound integrates and builds on a variety of concepts from a range of sources. This integrative nature makes Wraparound particularly adaptive to the organization, context and people involved in implementation.

Why Wraparound?

  • To ensure caregivers and youth have ACCESS to the people and processes in which decisions are made as well as access to needed resources and services.
  • To ensure family's VOICEs are heard and they are full decision makers in charge of their own lives.
  • To ensure the family has OWNERSHIP of the planning process in partnership with the team and is in agreement and committed to carry out the plan.

Key Elements in Wraparound
The Institute has established four key elements as definitive of Wraparound. In effect, if these four concepts are not transparently in place quality Wraparound practice cannot occur.

  • Grounded in a Strengths Perspective
  • Driven by Underlying Needs
  • Supported by an Effective Team Process
  • Determined by Families

Parent Peer Support Partners in Wraparound The Institute for Innovation and Implementation's model for Parent Peer Support Partners (PPSP) is based on the premise that PPSP enhances the Wraparound model. The PPSP curricula has been created around the same framework as the training for Wraparound Care Coordination staff and includes core and advanced skills training and activities across the phases and key elements of wraparound (6-8 days over 1 year) and includes practice improvement tools used in certification.

Wraparound Practitioner Certification
The Institute is pleased to provide states with the Wraparound Practitioner Certificate Program. The purpose of the certificate program is to provide states with the necessary support and training to sustain a high-fidelity and quality wraparound practice implementation. The Institute provides certification for care coordinators, peer support partners, and supervisors in Maryland and supports the development and certification of local coaches in states nationwide.

Parent Peer Support Partners
A Parent Peer Support Partner (PPSP) is a parent of a child with emotional or behavioral challenges who has navigated the system (mental health, child welfare, or juvenile justice). Because of their lived experience, they have a unique ability to engage with families receiving services and support them as a peer with empathy and understanding. While the role is the same, there are many different titles for a Parent Peer Support Partner: Parent Partner, Family Partner, Family Support Partner, Parent Advocate, Parent Support Providers and more.

Parent Peer Support is an important piece of family-driven care. At The Institute we provide training and technical assistance in the area of peer support. This includes a focus on Parent Peer Support in Wraparound implementation, strategic planning for Parent Peer Support development, and technical assistance related to broader family driven/family determined care.

Certification Requirements

Core training course descriptions

Wraparound Practice Improvement Tools (WPITS)
The Institute has designed as part of our coaching and training model, several practice level implementation support tools. These tools are designed to support quality wraparound implementation through targeted skill building at the supervisory and frontline staff levels. These tools include: The Coaching Observation Measure for Effective Teams (COMET), the Supportive Transfer of Essential Practice Skills (STEPS) Wheel, the Coaching Response to Enhance Skill Transfer (CREST), and the Supervisory Assessment System (SAS)

  • The Coaching Observation Measure for Effective Teams
  • The Supportive Transfer of Essential Practice Skills
  • The Coaching Response to Enhance Skill Transfer
  • The Supervisory Assessment System