Child and Family Services' Wraparound program provides community-based supports/planning for children with severe emotional and behavioral disorders (SED), and their families.
The Wraparound team creates a plan that supports keeping the child at home with his/her family. By bringing together family members and people relevant to the child's well-being, they create an intensive family preservation plan that works through a combination of team building, coordinating both natural and professional supports, brainstorming and developing strategies, and accessing and utilizing the community's resources and services.
What Families Can Expect From Wraparound
A Child and Family Services Wraparound facilitator works with the family to build a team of natural and professional support persons. The team works together to help develop and implement the family's Wraparound plan–with the goal being to prevent the placement of the child outside the home. The creation of this plan (and the Wraparound process in general) is family-driven, designed around each family's strengths, needs, and goals. The Wraparound Program utilizes national tools and standards for the implementation of these family plans.
How to Participate
Families may either refer themselves to the Wraparound program, or be referred by a community member or service provider. Clients are then accepted as approved by a community team. To access Wraparound services through Community Mental Health, clients must meet SED criteria.
Wraparound is funded by Northern Lakes Community Mental Health.