Wraparound is a planning process that follows a series of steps to help children and their families realize their hopes and dreams. The wraparound process also helps make sure children and youth grow up in their homes and communities. It is a planning process that brings people together from different parts of the whole family’s life. With help from one or more facilitators, people from the family’s life work together, coordinate their activities, and blend their perspectives of the family’s situation.
Wraparound Focuses on:
The Family Vision
Family strengths and successes
Family needs, goals, and strategies
What do we talk about?
Topics may include developing a family vision, reviewing strengths and successes, identifying needs of the family, brainstorming goals to meet needs, selecting strategies that best fit the family’s needs and desires, assigning tasks to team members to help support the child and family.
Child and family teaming; who is on the team?
Department of Children and Family Services
Mentor, friend, or neighbor
Current residents or individuals under the jurisdiction of the County Court in Huntington, Kosciusko, Marshall, Wabash or Whitley counties
Individuals age 6 - 18 years of age
Diagnosed or diagnosable with severe emotional disturbances (DSM-IV)
Youth at risk of, or returning from out of home placement