Director of Training at the University of Maryland, School of Social Work; Director of the National Wraparound Implementation Center
Kimberly Estep is clinical faculty and the Director of Training at the University of Maryland, School of Social Work as well as the Director of the National Wraparound Implementation Center. In these roles, she is responsible for supporting and managing state and organizational efforts around system of care development, health care reform, and wraparound implementation efforts. She has over 25 years’ experience in the human service field and started her professional career as a clinician supporting youth who have experienced trauma, specifically youth who were abused or neglected. She also has experience in various areas of human service including assessment, evaluation, and research. After moving to Maryland, she began working in grants administration and program development on the local level. She has since worked within the system of care continuum at the service delivery, oversight, and policy levels. She has trained and presented across the country on system of care reform and wraparound implementation with individualized intensive statewide support provided to 16 states. She has developed extensive care coordination and wraparound training, coaching models and curriculum. In her role as a Systems Coach and Content Expert through the Technical Assistance Network for Children’s Behavioral Health, SAMHSA’s national TA center for child, youth and family mental health, Kim provides technical assistance to local jurisdictions and states in various stages of system of care and wraparound implementation. She works to not only develop systems to support comprehensive service arrays for families of youth with mental health challenges but also to developed a skilled workforce capable of partnering with families to maintain their youth in their homes and communities. She continues in her role as a director, trainer, and coach to improve how families experience and gain support from the child serving systems, other organizations, and states.