Wraparound is a team-based planning and problem-solving process to help youth and their families struggling with emotional, mental and behavioral problems.
The process begins by identifying the family's strengths and needs and then creating a plan to meet these needs. Wraparound brings together a team of people involved in the youth and family's life. A family's team might include friends, relatives, school teachers, counselors, Child Welfare caseworkers and/or Juvenile Justice counselors. Care coordinators help all of these people work together and coordinate the activities and services that take place in the least restrictive setting possible. Most services are community-based.
Every plan is different because it is developed specifically for each child or adolescent and their family. The Wraparound process is always the same: family-driven, youth-guided, strengths-based and solution-focused.