What is Wraparound?
Family voice and choice
Your family’s and child’s ideas are most important in the Wraparound Process.
Friends and supports from the community are strongly encouraged to be part of your CFT.
The Wraparound Process respects and builds on the values, preferences, beliefs, culture, and identity of your child, family, and community.
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.
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.
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.
The CFT finds different ways in your community to help your family achieve the set goals.
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.
Circle of Care confirms its commitment to stand together with the Black community in recognizing, addressing and eliminating all forms of racism. We intend to focus our efforts to talk about racism openly and honestly as we seek solutions that will bring about real change. You are seen. You are heard. And we are with you. #BlackLivesMatter
We continue to support families through confidential video conferencing during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you think you need help, we encourage you to contact Perform Care, 24/7 to speak to a clinician who will guide you in your next steps towards healing. # (877) 652-7624 or visit www.performcarenj.org
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During the 2020 holiday season, Circle of Care Staff collected, sorted, bagged, and delivered Thanksgiving meals and groceries for 200 families.
Jessie truly does go the extra mile every day, whether it’s leading a hike at Garret Mountain with COC staff or offering to pick up a missing youth who needs a way home on a Friday night.
Cynthia Heller, LCSW, is Circle of Care’s new Chief Executive Officer as of October 2019. Cynthia served as Chief Operating Officer for COC for 11 years before becoming CEO.
Check out Passaic ResourceNet, Passaic County’s online hub for searchable resources, programs, events, webinars, clinical services, and supports geared toward family health and wellbeing.
Circle of Care has increased in numbers over the years both in youth and staff. Growing out of our space, COC extended it’s floor space to include an additional 4 meeting rooms and a Conference room that seats 120.
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