The National Wraparound Implementation Center’s (NWIC) work is focused on building sustainable local capacity to provide model-adherent, high-quality Wraparound, thereby increasing positive outcomes for children, youth, and their families.

Implementation research tells us that, by focusing on the specific drivers/areas of implementation, we can more effectively and efficiently deliver and sustain high-quality human services, like Wraparound, leading to improved outcomes. The three main areas of implementation NWIC concentrates on are:

 

  • Organizational and system development, which focuses on policy, financing, and systems & organizational structure;

  • Workforce development, which focuses on processes for training, coaching, and supervision; and

  • Accountability, which focuses on the monitoring and use of critical implementation and youth outcomes.

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States, communities, and organizations benefit most from an integrated approach to implementation.  In keeping with this, NWIC works with sites at any stage of implementation—from initial planning to established initiatives—using a tailored and intensive approach to implementation support. This process begins with a rigorous assessment of current implementation. Based on assessment results, NWIC will work with the site to design a comprehensive implementation support plan to address identified needs. The comprehensive plan will integrate efforts across the three main areas of implementation.

Implementation support from NWIC is provided using a strategic combination of in-person and technology-enabled strategies. NWIC’s expanding array of technology-enabled communication options includes telephone and video conferencing, the Wraparound Virtual Coaching Collaborative (WVCC), a virtual training center, and the Virtual Coaching Platform (VCP).

Kim Estep

Director and Systems & Content Expert Coach

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