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HIGH FIDELITY WRAPAROUND

What is High Fidelity Wraparound? 

  • Participation in Wraparound is voluntary and focuses on the entire family not just the child(ren)

  • Wraparound is a team-based planning process intended to provide coordinated, complete, family-driven care that meets the complex needs of the youth

  • Wraparound services create change and build upon family assets

Who Qualifies for Wraparound? 

  • Wraparound is for families of children struggling with mental health or behavioral issues who are looking for support

  • For those whom “traditional” services have not been effective

  • Must be a resident of Gibson, Posey, Vanderburgh or Warrick County

  • Designed for children between the ages of 6 and 18

  • Should be involved in 2 systems (mental health, child welfare, juvenile justice and education)

  • Child is at risk of out of home placement or causing significant stress within the family

  • CANS score of 4, 5 or 6 and meets program eligibility as defined by the State of Indiana

What makes Wraparound Unique?

  • Grounded in a Strengths Perspective– the strengths of the youth, their family, all team members and the community are identified and are the focus of service delivery

  • Driven by Underlying Needs– the Wraparound Facilitator will work with the family to increase their understanding of the causes of behaviors, to identify needs, and develop a plan to address them

  • Supported by an Effective Team Process– the way to produce more effective outcomes is for the team of people to work together around common goals, objectives and team norms

  • Determined by Families-the family’s perspective, preferences and opinions must be understood and included in decision making process

  • Includes-both formal and informal supports

What does a Wraparound Facilitator do?

  • Assists the family in identifying their strengths, challenges and family supports for the team

  • Arranges and prepares for team meetings as directed by the team

  • Facilitates communication and coordination of support for the family

  • Monitors family progress toward goals and successes

  • Follows and respects family voice and choice

  • Follows the wraparound principles

What are the expectations of the Parents and/or Caregivers?

  • Identify and recruit family team members

  • Discuss your family’s strengths, needs and challenges

  • Attend weekly home visits and monthly team meetings

  • Develop your family team plans and crisis plan with the team

  • Ask questions and offer feedback

  • Let us know if the plan is working or if it needs to change (Plans fail, families don’t!)

*Assessment is required to determine eligibility.

For More information, contact Lori McIntire (812-476-5437 ext. 4418) or mcintirel@southwestern.org

Access Site: (812) 436-4279