What is Wraparound?

The wraparound model makes use of the family team to design a plan to ensure the child can reside safely and thrive in the community. Wraparound focuses on normalization. Moreover, the balance of decision making is shifted from the traditional realm of professionals to the family and community. It strives to decrease families’ reliance on state run agencies and enhances the collaboration between service agency workers, the birth family, extended family, and the community. Furthermore, this new model joins together multiple systems with the child, youth, and family to devise a highly individualized plan which will address complex emotional issues.

Family voice and choice

Your family’s and child’s ideas are most important in the Wraparound Process.

Natural supports

Friends and supports from the community are strongly encouraged to be part of your CFT.

Culturally competent

The Wraparound Process respects and builds on the values, preferences, beliefs, culture, and identity of your child, family, and community.

Strengths based

The Wraparound Process and the Wraparound Plan identifies the positive skills of each member of the CFT and builds upon them to help your family reach its goals.


CFT members work together and share responsibility to create a plan with achievable goals for your family.

Team based

Your family chooses who will be part of a team, called the Child and Family Team (CFT), to support your family in achieving goals.


No two plans are alike; your child’s Plan will be specific to his/her strengths and needs.


Despite challenges, the CFT continues to work toward the goals of your family until Care Management Services are no longer needed.

Outcome based

When creating the Plan, the CFT makes sure there are clear ways of measuring the goals identified by your family. The Care manager continuously monitors the strateges to make sure they are helping your family reach those goals.

Community based

The CFT finds different ways in your community to help your family achieve the set goals.


The Circle of Care for Families and Children of Passaic County
"Success one family at a time."

Circle of Care is an independent non-profit organization dedicated to assisting Passaic County multiple-needs children and their families. We are a Care Management Organization (CMO) that partners with families to design, implement, and manage Individual Service Plans for children with complex needs using both informal and community support. We believe in a model of care that is family-driven, culturally competent, and community-based. Using both formal and informal supports, we build on the strengths of the family and the community to enhance the quality of life for the children we serve. We strive to creatively discover existing or new resources for children with emotional and behavioral problems, and their families to ensure that services are responsibly delivered when and where they are needed, with documented results.


The Circle of Care for Families and Children of Passaic County fosters a partnership between families and communities. We provide comprehensive care management services for children with significant emotional and behavioral challenges so they and their families may achieve their greatest potential.

    We value:

  • Family Voice and Choice
  • Family as Equal Partners
  • Diversity of Cultures
  • Service Excellence
  • Individual Strengths
  • Community Collaboration
  • Our Employees


If you would like to support our mission and help improve outcomes for Passaic County youth and families with emotional and behavioral challenges, please consider making a donation.

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