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.

Statewide Updates

CDSS:

The CDSS Early Practice Interventions for Children & Families (EPIC) Unit will support California Wraparound. Lakisha Green and Amy Bailey will be representing CDSS at future HUB meetings.

CANS and CFT information is on the CDSS website:

For more information, please contact the Integrated Services Unit at CWSCoordination@dss.ca.gov.

Active Supportive Intervention Services for Transition (ASIST), is a short-term resource to aid in the transition of children, youth and non-minor dependents (NMD) who are currently residing in group homes that are not converting to a Short-Term Residential Therapeutic Program (STRTP). The ASIST program will extend additional funding to counties to support extensive family finding, engagement, specialized permanency services, child specific field-based training and in-home support through high-fidelity Wraparound services or other intensive permanency-focused transition support services. For more information about ASIST see the blog article above.

AB1811: Strategies to improve outcomes for at-risk youth to decrease law enforcement intervention. For more information, click here.

AB2247: Changed the days required for foster parents to provide notice for youth’s change of placement. Foster parents are now required to provide 14 days’ notice.

UC Davis announcements:

Please nominate a family or youth from your Wraparound team to be interviewed for the Wraparound Connections newsletter. Parent partners are needed as well to submit articles. Article topics can include anything that is attached to parent partner such as: roles, perspectives, family engagement, or agency or community projects. Please contact Nancy Hafer for more information or assistance with either.

Central Hub

The Central Hub met in Salinas in April, 2019. Attendees included: Casa Pacifica, Aspiranet, Central STAR and Tulare County.

Andrea Sebrernos, Supervising Parent Partner for Aspiranet in Kern County, provided an overview of the Parent Café Model with additional information about protective factors. Parent Café provides families (adults) involved in Wraparound the opportunity to connect with each other, in a one to one café setting, to share their experience with someone who may be struggling with the same issues, needs support or just someone to listen.

Aspiranet hosts the parent café monthly, and dinner is provided. Children and youth who attend participate in activities hosted by staff.

In addition, the Central Hub met on July 26, 2019. Participants included Rebeka Services, Aspiranet and Central Star.

Following updates the conversation focused on an overview of the PersonBrain Model: the Youth Voice and Perspectives Profile. The PersonBrain Model™ is a powerful, trauma informed care training that is strengths-based and provides essential positive behavior support skills within a NeuroRelational Model.

Northern Hub

The Northern Hub met on April 4, 2019, Uplift Family Services in Sacramento. Participants included, Placer Wraparound and Probation, Napa County CWS, Stanford Youth Solutions, Solano Co. Wraparound, Uplift Family Services, Sacramento, and Sacramento Co. Behavioral Health, Seneca Family of Agencies, Aspiranet, and River Oak Crest for Children and HEROS Network. Representatives provided updates regarding their programs.

Following participant updates the HEROS Network facilitated the discussion and asked for feedback on 4 elements: Recruitment/Onboarding/Growth/Retention.

Additionally, the Northern Hub met on July 11, 2019 at Seneca Center in Walnut Creek. Participants included Seneca Family of Agencies, Aspiranet, CDSS, Redwood Community Services, Shasta County Children’s Wrap, UC Davis, Uplift Family Services, Santa Clara Probation, SF Family Children Services, Communicare Yolo County, River Oak Center, Uplift Family Services and River Oak Center.

After updates the meeting focused on the use of the CANs tool in Wraparound and how it is being used in each individual organization, as a means to share ideas and solutions.

Southern Hub

The Southern Hub met in Pomona in April, 2019. Participants included Wrap Works San Diego, Family Forward, Uplift Family Services, South Coast Community Services-, OliveCrest, Victor Treatment Center, Oakgrove and Victor Community Support Services.

Following participant updates the discussion focused of CANS training for family support partners. Oakgrove has a certified trainer and can share the outline. Participants should bring resources or tools they would like to share to the next meeting. CANS can be used as an integrated tool, please see: https://nwi.pdx.edu/pdf/Integrating-CANS-Into-Wraparound.pdf.

The Hub also discussed the NWI Family Guide to Wraparound. The NWI Family Guide to Wraparound has been updated. Changes include definitions and labels of roles (for example NWI encourages the use of Care Coordinator vs. Wraparound Facilitator, and unconditional care vs persistence. View the updated guide here.

In addition, Southern Hub was held on August 19, with the following agencies participating: Oak Grove Center, CDSS; SB County; Heroes Initiative; VCSS; South Coast; SD Wrap Works Following the morning updates the afternoon session was a presentation from the Heroes Initiative on their insights from attending the three regional Hub meetings.

Upcoming Important Dates

California Wraparound Advisory Meeting (CWAC) convening will take place on October 10, from 10:00-3:00. Please note the change in the date. We had originally scheduled it for October 8th.

Next Southern Hub Meeting:

Monday, November 4, 2019
Location: Victor Community Support Services
801 Corporate Center Dr. Suite 202 Pomona, CA 91750
Hours: 10-2pm, Business Meeting 10-12 PM // Training 12-2 PM
Or call in with Phone Number: 857-216-2342 , Pin: 87858

Next Northern Hub:

October 3, 2019, 10am-3pm
Location: Seneca Family of Agencies, 1234 Empire St. Fairfield, CA 94533

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