New Hampshire Wraparound Practice Model
Wraparound is a youth-or family-driven process that supports children or youth with significant emotional or behavioral challenges and their families. Wraparound brings together a community-based team to support the family by developing and monitoring a plan of care that builds on family and youth strengths and addresses their needs. The Wraparound process is facilitated by a highly trained individual called a Wraparound Coordinator or Facilitator who understands family- and youth-driven practice, cultural and linguistic competence, and works towards community inclusion and participation. Wraparound was first developed over 20 years ago in several states and regions, and there is growing evidence that it is an effective practice for keeping children and youth in their homes and home communities, is cost effective, and achieves positive outcomes for some of our most vulnerable children, youth and families.
The Institute on Disability at the University of New Hampshire has worked with national experts, and community and state partners to develop the NH Wraparound Practice model. This site provides access to the practice model elements, provides information about training sessions and requirements, and access to a Learning Portal for trained Wraparound Coordinators.
NH Wraparound Coordinators, trainers, and coaches gather during one of our "Wrap Friday" trainings during Children's Mental Health Awareness Week.