History and Principles of Wraparound Services

The wraparound process is a collaborative, team-based approach to service and support planning. This program gives a brief history of the development of the wraparound process and describes ten principles that guide wraparound services for children, youth, and families. Source: National Wraparound Initiative

Target audience:  Psychologists, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, social workers, addiction counselors, nurses, case managers

This CE course is designated as beginning to intermediate.


Learning Objectives

Upon completing this program, participants should be able to

  • Discuss the history of the wraparound process;
  • Identify and describe the ten principles of wraparound services.
  • Print Version / Test Preview
  • Part 1: History of the Wraparound Process
  • Part 2: Ten Principles of the Wraparound Process
  • CE Test
  • Evaluation

History of the Wraparound Process

John VanDenBerg, PhD, managed the Alaska Youth Initiative, the first state-wide system-of-care-based wraparound effort. He is an international author, trainer, lecturer, and coach of high fidelity wraparound, and is currently the President of Vroon VanDenBerg LLP, a consulting firm specializing in high fidelity wraparound.

Eric Bruns is a clinical psychologist and Associate Professor at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle. He spends much of his professional life conducting research on innovative community-based models for helping youth and families with complex needs, including family treatment drug courts, treatment foster care, parent support programs, and the wraparound process. He is a lead developer of the Wraparound Fidelity Assessment System and, with Janet Walker, co-directs the National Wraparound Initiative.

John Burchard was a tireless advocate for children, youth, and families, and he was passionate about wraparound’s promise. As a professor at the University of Vermont, John dedicated much of the last two decades of his life to thinking about how to better support communities and programs to implement wraparound. He co-wrote One Kid at a Time about the Alaska Youth Initiative, led the evaluation of Project Wraparound in Vermont, and created the Wraparound Fidelity Index. This Resource Guide is dedicated to John’s memory.

Ten Principles of the Wraparound Process

Eric Bruns is a clinical psychologist and Associate Professor at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle. He spends much of his professional life conducting research on innovative community-based models for helping youth and families with complex needs, including family treatment drug courts, treatment foster care, parent support programs, and the wraparound process. He is a lead developer of the Wraparound Fidelity Assessment System and, with Janet Walker, co-directs the National Wraparound Initiative.

Janet Walker is Research Associate Professor in the School of Social Work at Portland State University and co-Director of the Research and Training Center on Pathways to Positive Futures. Her current research focuses on 1) exploring how individuals and organizations acquire capacity to implement and sustain high quality practice in human service settings, 2) describing key implementation factors that affect the ability of organizations and individuals to provide high quality services and treatment, and 3) developing and evaluating interventions to increase the extent to which youth with emotional or mental health difficulties are meaningfully involved in care and treatment planning. Together with Dr. Eric Bruns, Dr. Walker co-directs the National Wraparound Initiative.

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