TIEMH has a long history of supporting the implementation of wraparound planning in Texas. Training for wraparound facilitators and supervisors is provided by the National Wraparound Implementation Center (NWIC) through a contract with the Texas Health and Human Services Commission. TIEMH is currently working with communities to address the needs of families when youth enter residential treatment settings, by engaging families and their natural and community supports through a wraparound planning process, preparing for the youth’s return to the community, and supporting strong coordination of care between residential and community providers. Learn more about available implementation supports.
What is Wraparound?
Wraparound is an ecologically-based process designed to build on the collective strengths and actions of a team. In wraparound, the team is brought together around all the components of the family’s life incorporating their history, culture, relationships and other relevant information to address challenges and brainstorm possible solutions. The Wraparound model is not a service or program, but a planning process designed for families whose children have complex needs, are involved in multiple systems, and for whom traditional services and approaches have not worked.
The Texas Health and Human Services Commission has identified the NWIC Wraparound Practice and Implementation Model as the care coordination model for the Youth Empowerment Services (YES) Waiver and for youth who meet clinical eligibility for Level of Care – 4 (LOC 4).
For more information on Wraparound, please visit the website of the National Wraparound Implementation Center (NWIC).