Agenda: Monday, September 9, 2019

Day 1 intensive sessions for supervisors and care coordinators are now being combined into topical learning sessions. These sessions are designed to build on the growing evidence around certain populations or to address common misperceptions and challenges staff members face in their efforts to implement Wraparound effectively. Supervisors, care coordinators, and other local system partners and providers can select from nine topics when registering for this Academy. State and organizational leaders and parent peer support participants have intensive sessions that are tailored to those specific roles and include the presentation of the Wraparound Implementation Standards — State, Wraparound Implementation Standards — Program, and the newly adapted Stages of Implementation Completion – Wraparound.

The "F" Word: Cleaning Up Our Act Around Facilitation
Near, Far, Wherever You Are: Breaking the Ice on Wraparound in Rural Communities

This session is intended for any attendee who has an interest in the implementation of Wraparound in rural communities.

This intensive will explore the uniqueness of serving rural communities with the same high-quality, high-fidelity Wraparound as provider saturated urban centers. Care coordinators and supervisors have to think and work differently to support quality practice across hundreds of miles with little access to formal services.

This session is intended for any attendee who has an interest in growing skill around facilitation of child and family teams or other groups.

This intensive will provide participants with an opportunity to refine their understanding of the essential components and skill sets needed to facilitate a meaningful Wraparound Child and Family Team Meeting. Participants will develop an understanding of their role and responsibilities as a facilitator, learn how to make connections between key elements of the process, acquire new skills to inspire a fun and creative meeting, and learn how to overcome common challenges often encountered during Child and Family Team meetings. This training will use video segments, real-life examples, and provide multiple opportunities for hands-on practice.

Moving from What's Wrong with You to What Happened to You: Facilitating the Wraparound Process through the Trauma Lens

This session is intended for any attendee who has an interest in the implementation of Wraparound with youth who have experienced trauma.

This intensive session will focus on the prevalence of trauma and the impact of trauma experiences on physical, emotional, and behavioral development. Participants will practice how to facilitate a trauma-informed Wraparound process from engagement through planning.

Creating Lasting Change: How to Make Wraparound Powerful for Youth and Families Involved in the Foster Care System

This session is intended for any attendee who has in interest in the implementation of Wraparound with youth in foster care.

Are you struggling to understand how to apply the Wraparound process to young people and families involved with the foster care system? If so, this intensive session is for you. Participants will have the opportunity to learn how to effectively apply the Wraparound practice model and guiding principles to this population. They also will have the chance to discuss common challenges encountered, develop new skills to overcome these barriers, and ensure that Wraparound is implemented with both high-quality and high-fidelity that creates long-term and lasting change.  

Born This Way: Getting on the Right Track, Baby, to Supporting LGBTQ+ Youth in Wraparound

This session is intended for any attendee who has in interest in the implementation of Wraparound with youth with diverse SOGIE.

This intensive session will provide participants with an opportunity to learn about the needs and experiences of young people with diverse sexual orientation, gender identity, and expression (SOGIE) and their families as well as strategies to address these needs within the Wraparound process. This session will provide a space for participants to engage in activities and practice strategies to address challenging situations when addressing SOGIE needs for families engaged in Wraparound.

Recovery Road: Wraparound Perspective and Strategies for Working with Families Struggling with Substance Abuse
The Wonky Donkey: How to Make Wraparound Less Wonky and More Relevant for Early Childhood

This session is intended for any attendee who has in interest in the implementation of Wraparound with youth in early childhood.

During this one-day intensive, we will explore the unique characteristics of early childhood mental health through the lens of Wraparound. During this session, participants will learn to practically address how to keep Wraparound relevant for this population and their families.        

Numbers Don't Lie: Integrating Data to Improve Practice in Wraparound

This session is intended for care coordinators and supervisors who have interest in data integration at the practice level of Wraparound.

This intensive session will focus on how to make changes in practice based on fidelity data collection and data driven decision-making at the child and family level. This involves the review, collection, analysis, and integration of data to improve practice rather than making decisions that are intuitive or based on observation alone. This session, while targeted at the practice level, may be of interest to researchers and evaluators as discussion will include frontline workforce responses and shifts in practice in response to quality improvement initiatives.

Integrating Youth-Driven and Strengths-Based Practice: Advanced Skills for Providers Working with Youth and Young Adults
Cultivating a Culture of Proactive Intentional Support

This session is limited to those attendees who fall under the category of Parent Peer Support. It is highly recommended that those who are members of this demographic attend this session.

In an effort to engage families and be responsive to their needs, Parent Peer Support Partners (PPSPs) sometimes are caught up in a cycle of reactivity.  In this intensive session, we will provide a variety of skills and techniques that will assist PPSPs in cultivating a proactive culture of intentional support within PPSP programs. This session is geared for front- line PPSPs and their supervisors and will provide a variety of experiential exercises geared to increase skill and critical thinking.

It Takes More Than Money: Actionable Approaches for State Leaders to Ensure High-Quality Wraparound

This session is limited to those attendees who are members of organizational/ provider leadership. Researchers and Evaluators who support organizations as part of quality improvement initiatives are also encouraged to attend. 

This intensive will expose state leaders and research partners to the Wraparound Implementation Standards - State and the newly adapted Stages of Implementation Completion - Wraparound. Through guided self-assessment using these tools, participants will take an in-depth look at actionable approaches in state oversight to ensure fidelity and quality of Wraparound implementation in their state or tribe.

Leading Organizational Change

This session is limited to those attendees who are members of organizational/ provider leadership. Researchers and Evaluators who support organizations as part of quality improvement initiatives are also encouraged to attend. 

This intensive will present tools and strategies for use by organizational executive leadership to advance successful implementation of high-fidelity and high-quality Wraparound and other improvement efforts within organizations. It will include a focus on the importance of organizational culture and using the Wraparound Implementation Standards — Program.

This session is intended for any attendee who has in interest in the implementation of Wraparound in situations dealing with addiction.

This intensive workshop will outline how Wraparound can be successful working alongside of families who also have substance abuse issues. Participants will learn practical skills that reflect the values and skills needed in Wraparound to support long-term recovery in all domains that impact families.

This session is intended for any attendee who has in interest in growing skill around engaging and supporting youth and young adults in Wraparound.

Two of the defining principles of Wraparound are “strengths based” and “youth driven.” While providers typically understand and endorse these principles, they may be uncertain about how to implement them, particularly in situations in which the young person is proposing something that seems risky, unwise, or misguided. In this training, we review a series of specific techniques and strategies, and describe how providers (including care coordinators and youth peer support providers) can use them so that they stay true to the principles while also minimizing risk. We also will review techniques for increasing the focus on strengths in ways that feel genuine to the young person. The training will use real-life, video-recorded examples of good and improvable practice, and give participants the opportunity to practice the identified techniques and strategies.