Wraparound Systems of Care | A Four-Part Core Facilitator Training Series (July-August 2021)

The Center for Innovative Practices (CIP) presents this four-part series comprised of both didactic and practice sessions, focusing on the fundamentals of Wraparound systems of care and its implementation, conducted by CIP Consultant and Trainer, Neil Brown.


The four didactic sessions will focus primarily on information transfer and processing. Each session will be no more than three hours in length.

The didactic session will be offered on Wednesdays from 9:00 A.m.-12:00 p.m. on four consecutive Wednesdays 

 July 21, 2021 – July 28, 2021August 4, 2021August 11, 2021 

There will also be four practice/application sessions in total, with one session happening after each of the didactic sessions, creating an alternating pattern of didactic session followed by a smaller briefer practice/application session throughout the series. These required practice/application sessions will bring participants together in small groups to practice skills related to the implementation of wraparound facilitation. 

Session 1): Overview of Wraparound Ohio’s Implementation, and Getting Started with Families and Community Partners. This session will provide an overview of the history and functions of wraparound, a brief examination of structures and applications seen in the state of Ohio, and will provide skills and strategies for getting the wraparound process started once a family has been referred or otherwise identified as receiving wraparound. This session will help participants develop more than one approach to building a wraparound team membership in partnership with an individual family. 

Learning Objectives for this session:
– Participants will learn key elements of the wraparound process as it has developed across the country.
Participants will learn and practice strategies directed at effectively beginning the information gathering and team building that are essential components of the wraparound process
Participants will learn multiple strategies for identifying and engaging potential team members 

Agenda for the Session:
– Hour One: Introductions and overview of Wraparound, national and Ohio Views
Hour Two: Strategies for engagement and getting started with families and community partners
Hour Three: Building effective teams 

Session 2): Identifying and Documenting Strengths and Needs as Critical Tools for the Wrapround Process. This session will assist participants in building the skills and strategies necessary to develop two critical tools used individualized planning in wraparound teams; an effective strengths inventory and an adequate set of unmet need statements. This session will provide information further defining the characteristics of both of these tools and will assist participants in developing skills and strategies useful in fulfilling both expectations of an effective wraparound process. This session will assist  participants in becoming familiar with clear and effective unmet needs that drive the definition of help in a team and diverse strengths inventories that form the backbone of individualized response and support plans. 

Learning Objectives for this session:
– Participants will learn process tools that support the effective identification of strengths with family and team members
Participants will learn to assess the strengths inventories they develop with families for diversity and adequacy to the process of building strengths-based plans
Participants will learn multiple strategies for identifying unmet needs held by families, family members, and other stakeholders to the wraparound process 

Agenda for the Session:
– Hour One: Interpolating strengths from multiple sources
Hour Two: Identifying and documenting unmet needs statements
Hour Three: Judging the efficacy of your inventories 

Session 3): Planning and Re-planning, the Cycle of Wraparound Teams Building and Improving Their Plans. This session will provide participants with process road maps useful in running effective wraparound planning meetings. An agenda for initial planning meetings will be contrasted with an agenda useful in om-going meeting designed to refine the plan as teams learn more and more about effective help and support for an individual family. Important process facilitation skills will also be highlighted and examined in this session. Both agendas emphasize the importance of tying individual or team member strengths to the response developed for prioritized unmet needs as a part of the plan of care developed for each family. 

Learning Objectives for this session:
– Participants will learn two different meeting agendas designed to support both initial planning and ongoing plan refinement processes in teams
Participant will learn skills and strategies designed to support the effective development of plans that utilize individual and team member strengths by tying strengths to action elements
Participants will learn facilitation keys that support the efficacy of both of these agendas in supporting teams as they develop and refine individualized plans 

Agenda for the Session:
– Hour One: The initial plan development agenda
Hour Two: The agenda for refining and adapting the plan
Hour Three: Facilitation keys for these meetings 

Session 4): Managing Progress and Seeing Wraparound to Its End. This session will provide participants with tools for developing benchmarks, a measure useful in framing a discussion about whether there have been enough needs met, so teams can consider transitioning from formal wraparound to the “next level of care”. Participants will further learn about key content areas that will support families and teams in developing and implementing effective transition plans that support the shift to “next” care. The framework seeks to respond to assuring that families have enough hope for success and tools for managing what they know they will ace that wraparound, as a formal process can end. 

Learning Objectives for this session:
– Participants will learn steps and strategies for developing effective benchmarks that will aid teams in determining if their work is making an adequate difference in family or individual lives.
Participants will learn four key content areas for transition plans to address in order to support families and team in having enough “hope” to allow the wraparound, as a formal process, to end.
Participants will conduct an assessment of their own learning and practice needs to use during the final practice/application session of the training series. 

Agenda for the Session:
– Hour One: Identifying effective benchmarks
Hour Two: Managing the decision about transition
Hour Three: Content areas for hope so Wraparound can end 

Practice/Application Sessions:  

Who:  Small groups of training participants and a supervisor/more experienced practitioner from each community. Preference will be given to keeping participants from the same community together in these practice sessions, though cross county alignments will also be likely. 

When:  To be scheduled after the completion of each didactic session and before the next is scheduled 

What: These sessions will be designed to respond to practice model and implementation-based questions, to assist in integrating new facilitators to the practice, and to process practical application experiences designed as part of the didactic series 

The Practice/application sessions will be offered on Thursdays across the day. Each participant will be assigned to a standing group for the entire series. All efforts will be made to accommodate scheduling needs. The final number of small groups will be based in the number of participants registered for the series. After registering each participant will receive an email asking them to rank the available times for these groups by how they fit best into existing work schedules.  

Available times include: 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM and 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM, additional times may be  added based on registration numbers. The dates for these groups areas follows for this series. 

July 22, 2021  | July 29,2021 | August 5, 2021 | August 12, 2021 

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