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Wraparound Service

Home-Based Psychiatric Services for
High Risk Children and Their Families

Wraparound is an intensive home-based service for children and families who are at higher risk – i.e. the youth is at risk of going to an inpatient psychiatric hospital or has already had multiple psychiatric hospitalizations; the youth has been suspended or expelled from school; or the youth is involved with law enforcement, etc. Through the Wraparound program, we offer family support groups for parents of youth who have behavioral health issues. This support is not restricted to families involved in Wraparound, but is open to any family who has a child with behavioral health challenges. In addition, we link families to more specific support groups if that is desired (i.e. Support group for Autism, etc.)

The family works with a Care Coordinator (someone with a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a Mental Health related field) and a Family Support Provider (A person who has experience raising a child with behavioral or emotional issues – typically a parent). The CC and FSP assist the family in the development of a “Family Team”. The family team is made up of people close to the family (extended family members, friends, people from their church, neighbors, the child’s coach, etc.) whose role is to help the family meet their needs. The CC and FSP assist the family by developing detailed crisis / safety plans that will help the family know how to respond to crisis situations. Each family develops an individualized Care Plan that is designed to address the specific needs each family has. Wraparound is a strengths-based approach to working with children and families and has shown to be very successful for many, many families.

What to Expect with Wraparound

Families and youth will work closely with a Care Coordinator and Family Support Provider to:

  • Develop a Family Team with community and family supports
  • Create an individualized care plan based on perspectives and strengths of each family member
  • Establish Crisis and Safety Plans
  • Mobilize all sources necessary to keep the child in the community

The goal of Wraparound is to help children and families receive needed services in or near their own communities. The objective is to empower youth and families, provide for a stable family unit, decrease out-of-home placements, improve school performance, promote positive emotional and behavioral functioning, decrease interactions with the legal system, and enhance the overall quality of life of the child.

Comprehensive Services for Children, Youth, and Families

Wraparound provides workable solutions by addressing all of these areas:

  • Care coordination
  • Building family support systems
  • Crisis intervention and prevention
  • Support groups for parents and youth
  • Safety planning
  • Individual rehabilitation
  • Access to community resources
  • Life skills education
  • Individualized support
  • Referral assistance for family needs
  • Education resources
  • Case management
  • Counseling

Wraparound can benefit children and adolescents who have: emotional or behavioral problems at school; been in trouble with law enforcement; been at risk for out-of-home placement; been at risk for out-of-school placement; been receiving help from multiple services. Don't wait, contact Grand Lake Mental Health Services today.

Parent and child representing wraparound mental health services.Teenager at school represents community-based wraparound menta health services.