Summary: Recommendations for High Fidelity Wraparound Services in California

July 09, 2020

 In the Spring of 2019 the Resource Center for Family-Focused Practice, in partnership with the California Department of Social Services, completed a national review of High-Fidelity Wraparound Service practices across the United States and published results in the document “Recommendation for HF Wraparound Services in California,” reviewing key findings of this project.

A Parent Café

July 08, 2020

Hi! We are Yolanda King and Jeannette Thomas and we are Parent Partners with Aspiranet Wraparound. We have been Parent Partners for almost 9 years and would like to tell you about our Parent Café.  We have been doing Parent Café at our office for the past year following training on implementation for our families.

From Foster Youth to Wraparound Clients to Youth Partners: A Journey of Susters

July 08, 2020

Our names are Kristin and Daisy, and we began to receive services from Wraparound at the ages of 17 and 15 years old. Wraparound had a big impact in our lives, and we hope that sharing our experience with others will shed light on the great resources and services this program offers. Before our family was introduced to Wraparound services, we were both placed in foster care, resulting in constant placement changes. After a year of moving from home to home, we both were granted to go and live with our older sister Enedina.

In Recognition of a Wraparound Champion: Lynne Jones

July 08, 2020

When the International Association of Social Workers developed the following definition for social workers, we think they had our own Lynne Jones in mind.

“Social work is a practice-based profession and an academic discipline that promotes social change and development, social cohesion, and the empowerment and liberation of people. Principles of social justice, human rights, collective responsibility and respect for diversities are central to social work.”

Hub Happenin’s

July 07, 2020

The California Wraparound Hubs are regional groups that share information, collaborative practices, and discuss topics relevant to Wraparound. There are currently three Hubs: Northern, Southern and Central. The Hubs meet quarterly, in person and via virtual platform. They are hosted by local Wraparound providers and the meeting locations regularly change. Each Hub sets its own agenda, typically providing significant time for county updates, sharing and networking, as well as inviting members to provide more in-depth presentations on relevant topics.

From the Director: Reflecting on the Words of Wraparound

January 22, 2020
By Nancy Hafer, Program Director, UC Davis Human Services Hello and welcome to our first newsletter in 2020! As 2019 was coming to a close, I spoke with many people about Wraparound and our work in the coming year at UC Davis. During my conversations and with further study on Wraparound services, one word seemed to keep surfacing and that was collaboration.

“We Are Not Giving Up!”

January 22, 2020

That’s what Kristen, then a foster mom, told the social worker about Katie when things in the home seemed overwhelming. Katie, now 5 ½, came to them after others couldn’t manage or meet her needs, but Kristen’s family made a commitment to make things work. But they soon realized they needed help.

Into the Sunset: The Success of the California Well-Being (Title IV-E Waiver) Project

January 22, 2020

On October 30, 2019, the California Department of Social Services alongside Casey Family Programs and UC Davis Human Services’ Northern Academy hosted an End of Title IV-E Waiver Celebration for all wavier counties, which highlighted all the phenomenal work provided to the children and families served during the California Well-Being Project.

The Rewards of Being a Parent Partner

January 22, 2020
By Sarah Castro-Grubb, Parent Partner, Victor Community Support Services- Barstow Being a parent partner has many different meanings to so many people… A parent partner takes pride in the service they provide, advocates for others, serves as a voice of reason and a confidant for families, and, most often, they are survivors themselves.

The Neuroscience of Wraparound

January 22, 2020
The Neuroscience of Wraparound: Seeing Collaboration and Collective Intelligence through the Lens of Brain Science - A White Paper Written by Laurie A. Ellington

Hub Happenin’s

January 22, 2020

The Hubs have been active the past several months! Below we provide updates on the key focus areas of the Hub meetings and provide general updates. If you would like more detailed meeting minutes from a specific Hub meeting please email Nancy Hafer nshafer@ucdavis.edu, or the chairs of each Hub:

Director's Column: The Constant of Change

October 17, 2019

By Nancy Hafer, Program Director, Human Services

Heraclitus, a Greek philosopher, wisely said, “Change is the only constant in life.” And, as many of you are aware, change is something the Resource Center for Family-Focused practice has embraced in the last few months. We are proud to be celebrating our 20th anniversary this summer, and in honor of that, we renew our commitment to Wraparound and its 10 principles.  

Family Story: "You are Enough!"

October 16, 2019

Those words resonate strongly with Brenda.

She first heard them from her Wraparound parent partner on a day she felt like giving up. "It made an impact on me to hear that," Brenda said. She reminds herself of it often, especially when she feels overwhelmed.

"Wraparound saved my marriage," Brenda said. "It gave David and me the support and confidence we needed. I am so proud that we stuck with it through everything that’s happened!"

What is ASIST?

October 07, 2019
The Active Supportive Intervention Services for Transition (ASIST) program is a short-term intervention designed to provide targeted transition and specialized permanency support for youth in transition from group homes to a family-based setting.

Hub Happenin’s

October 05, 2019

The Hubs have been active the past several months! Below we provide updates on the key focus areas of the Hub meetings and provide general updates. As those of you who attend the Hub can attest, the Hub is a wonderful place to connect with colleagues and share the ups and downs of Wraparound work.

While every participant shares agency updates, this newsletter will only share updates that have regional impact.