July 10, 2020

The Ten Principles of the Wraparound process

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. 

1. Family Voice and Choice

Family and youth/child perspectives are intentionally elicited and prioritized during all phases of the wraparound process. Planning is grounded in family members’ perspectives, and the team strives to provide options and choices such that the plan reflects the family values and preferences.

2. Team Based

The wraparound team consists of individuals agreed upon by the family and committed to them through informal, formal, and community support and services relationships.

3. Natural Supports

The team actively seeks out and encourages the full participation of team members drawn from family members’ networks of interpersonal and community relationships. The wraparound plan reflects activities and interventions that draw on sources of natural support.

4. Collaboration

Team members work cooperatively and share responsibility for developing, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating a single wraparound plan. The plan reflects a blending of team members’ perspectives, mandates, and resources. The plan guides and coordinates each team members’ work towards meeting the teams’ goals.

5. Community-based

The wraparound team implements service and support strategies that take place in the most inclusive, most responsive, most accessible, and least restrictive settings possible, and that safely promote child and family integration into home and community life.

6. Culturally Competent

The wraparound process demonstrates respect for and builds on the values, preferences, beliefs, culture and identity of the child/youth and family, and their community.

7. Individualized

To achieve the goals laid out in the wraparound plan, the team develops and implements a customized set of strategies, support and services.

8. Strengths Based

The wraparound process and the wraparound plan identity, build on, and enhance the capabilities, knowledge, skills, and assets of the child and family, their community, and other team members.

9. Persistence

Despite challenges, the team persists in working toward the goals included in the wraparound plan until the team reaches agreement that a formal wraparound process is no longer required.

10. Outcome Based

The team ties the goals and strategies of the wraparound plan to observable or measurable indicators of success, monitors progress in terms of these indicators, and revise the plan accordingly.

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