Our family support services, including our High-Fidelity Wraparound program, provide personalized plans of care for children with complex needs and their families. A Wraparound team brings together youth, family, professionals, and people already in the family’s life to create and realize a strengths-based plan, develop self-efficacy, and increase natural supports.
Evidence BasedHi-Fidelity Wraparound is a nationally recognized model that integrates evidence-based practices (EBP) of family engagement, high-quality teamwork, shared goals, and progress monitoring. Wraparound partners with local behavioral health providers to help address behavioral problems, anxiety, attention problems, trauma, and depression.
Why Wraparound Is DifferentFinding the right support for your child and family can be difficult and overwhelming. CRP provides your family with a team dedicated to finding solutions to your unique needs. Whether you are already receiving services, involved in multiple systems, or simply don’t know where to start, our CRP Wraparound team will help restore hope through rediscovering your family’s strengths.
Wraparound Ten Principles
- Family voice and choice. Family and youth perspectives are intentionally elicited and prioritized during all phases. Planning is grounded in family members’ perspectives, values, and preferences.
- Team based. The team consists of individuals agreed upon by the family and committed to them through informal, formal, and community support and service relationships.
- Natural supports. The team actively seeks out and encourages the full participation of team members within the family’s natural networks of personal and community relationships.
- Collaboration. Team members work cooperatively and share responsibility for developing, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating a Wraparound plan.
- Community-based. Service and support strategies take place in the most inclusive, responsive, accessible, and least restrictive settings possible. These strategies safely promote child and family integration into home and community life.
- Culturally competent. The process demonstrates respect for and builds on the values, preferences, beliefs, culture, and identities of the youth, family, and their community.
- Individualized. The team develops and implements a customized set of strategies, supports, and services to achieve the plan goals.
- Strengths based. The process and plan identify, build on, and enhance the capabilities, knowledge, skills, and assets of the child, family, community, and other team members.
- Persistence. Despite possible challenges, the team persists in working toward the goals included in the plan until they reach an agreement that a formal Wraparound process is no longer required.
- Outcome based. The team ties the goals and strategies to indicators of success, monitors progress, and revises the plan accordingly.
How Wraparound Works
Identify Your Needs
Wraparound staff meet family members to learn their needs. This step includes: engagement, no judgement, and respect.
Identify Your Goals
A team of professionals, natural supports, and family come together to address potential challenges and create action steps.
The team meets regularly with the family to check in on progress and provide support to meet the action steps in the plan.
Using services, tools, and skills from the team, the family achieves their goals.
CRP Wraparound services are part of the statewide COACT Colorado Initiative. COACT Colorado is a grant-funded program led by the Office of Behavioral Health that addresses the complex needs of families raising a child or youth with a mental health challenge. COACT Colorado takes a holistic approach by helping families identify their prioritized needs and create their own plan for future success. COACT Colorado currently provides training and resources to 15 communities (including Alamosa and Saguache counties) in our state to improve the lives of children and youth with mental health challenges and their families.
“I believe in the Wraparound process and ISST because the result is effective team collaboration, expertise and commitment of all team members while prioritizing the needs and perspective of the youth and their family.”
— Amy Raya, BOCES, School-to-Work Alliance Program (SWAP) Coordinator
Our Program Funders
This initiative is supported in the San Luis Valley through a multi-agency collaboration. This collaborative – SLV Interagency Oversight Group (SLVIOG) – is comprised of agencies and organizations (see below) working together to coordinate services for children and families. The SLVIOG is one of the more than 40 counties in Colorado that participates in the HB 04-1451 Colorado Collaborative Management Program (CMP). This statute recognizes the need for a collective community approach to serving children/youth with complex needs through a tailored integrated approach and with child, youth, and family engagement in planning, services, and solutions. The work of the initiative is funded through statutory incentive funds and grants.
San Luis Valley Interagency Oversight Group (IOG) Partners
- Alamosa County Department of Human/Social Services
- Saguache Department of Social Services
- 12th Judicial Probation Department – Colorado Youth Detention Continuum (CYCD)
- 12th Judicial District Court
- Alamosa County Public Health Department
- Saguache County Public Health Department
- Center School District
- Mountain Valley School District
Resources for Restorative Family Support Services
COACT Colorado works with local partners to provide technical assistance for a proven Wraparound approach to help families with a child or youth with a mental health challenge. There are resources for both families and the professionals working with families.
The National Wraparound Implementation Center (NWIC)
NWIC uses innovative approaches grounded in implementation science and spanning the policy, financing, evaluation, and workforce development areas to comprehensively support implementation and build sustainable local capacity to provide high-quality Wraparound, thereby increasing positive outcomes for children, youth, and their families.
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) was created by Congress in 2000 as part of the Children’s Health Act to raise the standard of care and increase access to services for children and families who experience or witness traumatic events.
Georgetown University Center for Child & Human Development (GUCCHD)
The Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development (GUCCHD) was established over 50 years ago to improve the quality of life for all children and youth and their families, especially those with special health care needs, behavioral health challenges, or disabilities (including adults with disabilities).
FAQs for Restorative Family Support Services
Many families are referred by social service agencies, schools, probation, behavioral health and other community agencies. A person from the agency will talk to families to see if they are interested in the service. If families agree, the Wraparound Facilitator or Family Support Partner will contact the family and explain the program. The program is voluntary. Families can also contact CRP themselves and self-refer.
There is now strong evidence that, when Wraparound is done well (i.e., with “fidelity”), young people with complex needs are more likely to be able to stay in their homes and communities, or, should a crisis occur, to be in out-of-home placements only for short periods of time. Young people in Wraparound tend to have better outcomes than similar young people who don’t receive Wraparound, across different areas of their lives including mental health and functioning in their homes, schools, and communities. And all of this saves money by minimizing the time that young people spend in out-of-home facilities like residential treatment centers or psychiatric hospitals, which can cost $1000 – $3000 per day.