Rethinking Wraparound: Proposing a New Construct to Support an Evolving Understanding of the Wraparound Approach
The goal of this article is not to describe a specific version of what Wraparound practice should be – as if there was only one answer to that question, but rather to propose a new construct to help Wraparound practitioners hone their approaches and improve the impact of their efforts to assist families. The goal of this article is not to describe a specific version of what Wraparound practice should be–as if there was only one answer to that question, but rather to propose a new construct to help Wraparound practitioners hone their approaches and improve the impact of their efforts to assist families.
There is no Wraparound bible. Wrap does have a sort of Ten Commandments in the form of its core values, but they don’t describe a specific practice model, only what every model should strive to achieve.1In fact, even with the range of usual and customary values lists, communities make a range of choices about what values are highlighted. The values list associated with Wraparound has been as high as 25 statements.Wraparound does have a Canon, a collection of stories and articles, training manuals and statutes, contracts and evaluations that have been accumulating in nearly every state and province in North America over the four decades since the foundational programs on which modern Wraparound practice is based first began operation. Read Full Article
Summary of HIPAA and Federal Drug and Alcohol Confidentiality Law
The following is a brief summary of the research conducted by Michelle L. Riske-Morris, PhD, JD on the Federal Drug and Alcohol Confidentiality Law (42 CFR Part 2) and (HIPAA). There is also included a brief summary of the Federal Education Reporting Privacy Act (FERPA). This overview is cursory and only meant to provide a brief overview. The nuances and intricacies of these laws can be quite confusing. The issue researched was how these two laws affect information shared during a case management conference. Specifically what information can be shared by therapists and practitioners during these types of meetings and whether there were any restrictions or constraints which may impede open discourse? Understanding these laws will help to avoid inappropriate use of information and minimize potential negative collateral consequences of information sharing. While information sharing is optimal during a case management conference to ensure coordinated case plans for the youth and families who are served by multiple agencies to improve outcomes for these individuals, nevertheless there are restrictions in how and what confidential information can be disclosed. If there is improper disclosure, the individual and/or organization could face fines and penalties ranging from $500 to $50,000 for the first offense. Unauthorized disclosure violates the individual’s due process rights. This summary assumes that the client is a youth; therefore, additional considerations are discussed involving the role and influence of parents and guardians. | Read Complete Article |
Phases and Activities of the Wraparound Process
Phases and Activities of the Wraparound Process http://www.wraparoundohio.org/wraparoundohio.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/PhaseActivWAProcess.pdf “Phases and Activities of the Wraparound Process” focuses on what needs to happen in wraparound; however, how the work is accomplished is equally important. Merely accomplishing the tasks is insufficient unless this work is done in a manner consistent with the 10 principles of wraparound. In addition, future work from the National Wraparound Initiative will provide more detailed information about team member skills that are necessary for the wraparound process, as well as descriptions of specific procedures, templates, and other tools that can be used to complete the activities described.
WraparoundOhio is dedicated to identifying evidenced-based and promising practices for dissemination to clinicians and families. Below is a comprehensiveof suggested organizations and sites which provide tools for youth, young adults, parents, and caregivers. Click Here for Resources