Wraparound is a comprehensive and proven treatment modality for children and teens needing intensive supports in their home community. Using a carefully-designed and highly-customized planning process, the intention is to “wrap” the child – and family – with support systems and relevant resources in their community and everyday environments with the ultimate goal to either keep youth from transitioning to a higher, more intensive level of care (i.e., Residential Treatment) or to successfully transition a child from a high-level of care back home.
To achieve success, wraparound requires participation from both the child and the family, holding great significance in building a plan for the entire family that is individualized, strength-based and community-resource driven. The plan truly needs to have “buy in” and ultimately “work” for the family. Key components include safety planning and family-driven goal setting that helps build a team to support the family and connect them to resources in their community that will increase self-sufficiency and stability in the home.