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.

This Wraparound Connections covers the last two quarters of Hub meetings.

Statewide Updates

  • RCFFP classes are via virtual learning until further notice. Continue to check the website for class announcements and registration information.
  • The RCFFP hosts a Parent Partner Advisory Committee which meets every six weeks (alternating meetings are held in person at UC Davis). If you have a parent partner who would like to participate please contact Nancy Hafer.
  • The Partnership for Well-Being Institute has been rescheduled for December 8-10. Currently it is still scheduled to take place, though that is dependent on COVID-19. Visit the conference web page for more information.
  • The Heroes Initiative is hosting a website which allows for sharing among the closed group of members throughout California and the country. The event pages will show the different Hub meeting links so people can attend via a virtual platform. Visit this page to join.

Central Hub Highlights

The Central Hub met on both January 17 and April 17, 2020.

Following county updates in January there were two presentations: Seneca Family Finding Agency in Monterey County:

Patricia Ramirez/Norma Smith reviewed how they work with County, the referral process, and assist in program integration. Also tips on mechanisms used to find and make connections undiscovered family, reconnections with relatives, referrals then to Wraparound and other resources were discussed.

Hope, Horses and Kids program: Presentation on how equine therapy assist at-risk youth in developing trust, learn how to care for the horse, increases confidence, reduces anxiety. Youth make special connections and learn new skills. Provides a safe environment.

Following the county updates in April Alicia Guarjardo, ASW, Wraparound Clinical Supervisor with Santa Barbara County, presented Building Resilience with LGBTQ Youth. The focus of her presentation was on barriers to working with LGBTQ youth, trauma amongst LGBTQ youth, and resiliency interventions.

Northern Hub Highlights

The Northern Hub met on February 6 and May 7, 2020.

In February, following county updates, Tiffany Olito, Stanford Sierra presented on High Fidelity Wraparound and the Vroon Vandenberg Model. She covered the Novice, Facilitator and Coaching certification process and why Sanford Sierra decided to invest in High Fidelity Wraparound. She also covered how her staff uses HFW to assist families, staff and partner agencies to understand and see progress with families. Uniform adherence to the models values and principles help support the staff in decision making and specifically promote outcome-based interventions.

In addition, Seneca Center presented on the Wraparound Action Plan (WAP) that is based on collaborative mapping. The tool is used to inform the CFT and also in supervision. The WAP creates a vision of supports and strengths, barriers, and action planning. It is family-friendly and simple to use. The WAP is versatile and used to track things like flex funds, strengths, CANs scores, family values, etc. Following was a robust conversation on EPSDT/Medi-Cal billing and Documentation.

In May, following county updates, Christina Cagle and Tim Hunter presented information on Finding and Supporting Family Partners. They discussed how to recruit and assess for family partners, training and onboarding, supervision and support. Also covered was the role of the family partner in Wraparound including family voice and choice, cultural awareness, family driven care plans, support opportunities and honoring beliefs and values. The group discussed caseload size and different ways they recruit, maintain and support parent partners in their agencies.

Southern Hub Highlights

The Southern Hub met on February 24 and May 18, 2020.

On February 24, following the county updates, participants discussed Wraparound Fidelity. Providers shared various fidelity measures or tools they are using to track services and staff proficiency. It also varies on how they utilize the outcomes. Some use formal instruments like the TOMs, some follow the Vandenberg model. In each case, the tools used are specific to an agency. In addition, participants had a larger conversation regarding the ASIST; providers shared some models and ideas on how to increase permanency.

On May 18, following the county updates, participants discussed COVID-19 response.  

Upcoming Hub Meetings- Summer 2020

Central Hub Meeting

  • Friday, July 17, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Chair: Brittany Nelson, Psy.D., RPT-S, LMFT, Wraparound program manager, Casa Pacifica Centers for Children’s & Families, Santa Barbara County
  • Email contacts: bnelson@casapacifica.org

Northern Hub Meeting

Southern Hub Meeting

  • Monday, August 17, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Co-Chairs: Rebekah Cox, Wraparound Supervisor, Victor Community Support Services, Barstow (760) 255-1496, Dawne Shaw, Program Specialist/Trainer Lead I, Oak Grove Center, Murrieta (951) 239-6301 and Skye Padilla Wraparound Lead II BHS, Oak Grove Center, Murrieta (951) 331-0449
  • Email contact:  rcox@lsscommunitycare.org , dawnes@oakgrovecenter.org or skyep@oakgrovecenter.org

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