Service Spotlight: Wraparound

Wraparound is an evidence-based model used by communities to support youth with complex needs. By developing individualized plans of care, Wraparound can support youth with mental health diagnoses that are living in their home community or those youth transitioning home from a residential setting.

The Wraparound plan is developed by a family-centered team, and personalized based on the strengths and culture of the child and their family, and is needs rather than services driven.

The Wraparound mantra of “do for, do with, cheer on” is used so that youth and families learn to do things on their own.

The expected outcomes of the Wraparound model are:
  • Improved youth functioning within the home, school and community
  • Reduction in crisis episodes and hospitalizations
  • Decrease in delinquent behavior
  • Improved family functioning
  • Ability of the youth/family to better identify and manage triggers and symptoms
A Wraparound facilitator shared one family’s success story (names have been changed to protect confidentiality):

Prior to beginning Wraparound, Jamie was living in a residential treatment facility and he was having aggression and episodes of acting out every day. Since receiving Wraparound services, Jamie’s mother reported that Jamie’s overall behavior has improved over the last year. He is less aggressive in the home and there haven’t been any acts of physical aggression toward family members. He has had no hospitalizations since his involvement with Wraparound Services. Jamie has been able to play outside independently at his residence whereas before he was not trusted. Jamie and his family have identified more natural supports that can assist them on a day to day basis. Jamie has developed a cookbook with his Youth Partner of meals and snacks he can make independently. Jamie’s siblings also share that they have learned a lot through receiving Wraparound Services. Due to positive progress, Jamie’s mother has been able to take two mini vacations with friends which she hasn’t been able to do in years.

High-Fidelity Wraparound is currently available for eligible members in Alamance, Caswell, Orange, Person, Chatham and Mecklenburg counties. To discuss your eligibility and options, call us at 1.800.939.5911.
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