System of Care News and Announcements
System of Care Expansion Grant: High Fidelity Wraparound
North Carolina recently opened High Fidelity Wraparound referrals for children who have moved to new homes multiple times under the supervision of a local Department of Social Services (DSS) and for children being discharged from youth development centers.

The DSS cases involving children who have experienced multiple transitions require joint staffing with DSS, the managed-care organization (MCO) and the Wraparound team.

Using a System of Care Expansion Grant, North Carolina has established a NC High Fidelity Wraparound pilot program that began in 2015 involving three Cardinal Innovations Healthcare locations and two other MCOs as sites for the program.
High Fidelity Wraparound is a structured, family-driven team planning process that emphasizes integrating the youth into the community and building the family’s social support system. It is an intensive, individualized-care planning and management process that addresses a range of life issues.

As part of the pilot program, Cardinal Innovations encourages Network Providers offering Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities (PRTFs) and level III group homes to make referrals to NC Wraparound services, which assists youth ages 3 to 20 years old who are experiencing a serious emotional disturbance and a co-occurring substance use disorder and/or an intellectual or developmental disability.

The pilot sites began by serving youth transitioning from PRTFs to more community-based living arrangements and has since expanded to focus on youth with high use of crisis services and other levels of residential care.

The High Fidelity Wraparound teams record outcomes in addition to completing consistent Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and Observation Measures Surveys with families and youth to assess the program’s effectiveness and impact.  
To read more about the pilot program, click here. To make a referral, click here.
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