Wraparound Resources Guides
The Wraparound Implementation and Practice Quality Standards were designed to be used by Wraparound provider organizations and their funders for a variety of uses, not limited to:
- Guiding a self-assessment of Wraparound program quality
- Providing structure to a Wraparound program planning process
- Assisting in choosing data elements to incorporate into a continuous quality improvement program
- Informing performance-based contracting
Click here to download the Wraparound Implementation and Practice Quality Standards.
The number of studies evaluating Wraparound's effectiveness by rigorously comparing the outcomes of youth and families participating in Wraparound to a similar group of youth and families that did not has grown substantially over the last 15 years. This summary document provides a summary of meta-analysis of the effectiveness of Wraparound conducted by Jesse Suter and Eric Bruns in 2009.
The Implementation Guide is designed to provide a "road map" for this in program and system oversight roles for Wraparound and to help keep them focused on the range of important issues in overseeing effective Wraparound practice.
Click here to download the Wraparound Implementation Guide: A Handbook for Administrators & Managers.
The Resource Guide is a collection of articles, tools, and resources that represent the expertise, experience, and shared work of the members of the National Wraparound Initiative. Within the guide, there are a variety of different types of contributions, including:
- Central products from the National Wraparound Initiative, including descriptions of the Wraparound principles and practice model
- Examples of how different communities and programs have implemented Wraparound and supported its implementation
- Stories from youth, families, and communities
- Review articles about the theory and effectiveness of Wraparound
- Appendices containing tools and resources that can be used in everyday practice
The User's Guide was created to serve as a "road map" for family members. It can be used to make sure families are on the right path, and to make sure the process follows closely to the principles and activities of Wraparound. The Guide includes information on how the Wraparound process including descriptions of the 4 phases, as well as notes on how to work through common problems that occur in each phase.
Peer providers need to be able not only to work in a strengths-based and empowerment-oriented manner with family members and/or young people, but they also need to actively promote youth- and family-driven collaboration in all aspects of Wraparound teamwork. This resource sheet was designed to assist peer support agencies in the implementation of family and youth peer support within their organization.
Click here to download Peer Support and Other Strategies for Engaging and Supporting Families and Youth in Wraparound.