Wraparound Basic Training - $400

Time: Four Days

Complete Package

This four day training is designed to introduce the concepts of the Wraparound process and elements of the core practice model that provide the foundational tools for high fidelity Wraparound. The Wraparound Basic Training is divided into 8, half-day modules. The modules are:

Individual Elements List

You will learn the key elements that set the foundation for working with children and families partnering with families and guiding a planning process. Topics include:

  • Identifying Wraparound Elements at a Practice, Program and System Level
  • Understanding areas of planning
  • Defining Wraparound concepts
  • Understanding need vs. services
  • Getting to know the roles of team members

Learn the basics of teaming and how to use flex funds in a way that promotes independence for a family and not dependence. Topics include:

  • Building and accessing the Wraparound team
  • Flex fund sources and impacts on family
  • Low cost/no cost resources
  • Accountability procedures
  • Specific uses of flex funds

This module provides a foundational framework for identifying, understanding and responding to the various types of trauma experienced by the Wraparound youth and family members. Topics include:

  • Types of trauma
  • Effects of trauma and how it manifests itself in behavior
  • How the brain and body respond to trauma
  • Vicarious trauma
  • Self regulation

This module focuses on the Child & Family Specialist and their work as families move through the Wraparound process; ways to introduce a Child & Family Specialist into the process, how to use their time and skills effectively and the importance of team decision making for CFS actions. Topics include:

  • The five basic roles of the CFS/li>
  • How the CFS is involved in the 10 Wrap steps
  • Formal and Informal supports
  • Communicateing with the team
  • Stabilizing situations
  • Teaching skills

This training will teach you the skills needed to be a neutral leader in the Wraparound process. You will learn how to orchestrate planning so all parties at the table are invested in the process and in the plan, while keeping the children and families in the forefront. You will also learn how to be a diplomatic mediator and crisis manager while still maintaining a strength-based philosophy. Topics include:

      Underlying Needs
      The 10 steps of Wraparound
      Initial contact process
      Identifying strengths and potential team members
      How to facilitate a child and family team meeting
      Managing teams over time
      Generating a Mission Statement
      Defining Life Domains
      Crafting Needs Statements for youth and family
      Action Planning
      Overview of the 4 step CFTM

This training module will provide information and ways for staff and caregivers to create effective and supportive homes and services environments for LGBTQ youth. The training will focus on the importance of language; Understanding the Coming-Out process; Health outcomes; and how accepting actions can create a positive impact in a LGBTQ+ Youth's life.

*Meets the requirements for 3 hours toward the LA County Wraparound provider contract for didactic training. Also meets LA County requirements for 3 hours of CCR and Cultural Humility training.

In this session, participants learn how to understand the clinician's role within the Wraparound Team, incorporating Wraparound Principles and ethics along with Los Angeles County requirements. Topics include:

  • An overview of a collaborative model of treatment
  • Presenting how mental health and Wraparound can complement each other
  • Identifying key contributions of the clinician to the Wraparound process
  • Understanding the unique challenges of the Wraparound clinician
  • Ethics and boundaries

Learn the role of the Parent Partner and how to integrate them into the Wraparound process in a meaningful way. The training will also explore the cultural shift necessary at a public systems level and new ideas for parent professional partnership. Topics include:

  • Clarifying the difference between a Parent Partner and an Advocate
  • Benefits and challenges of collaboration with Parent Partners
  • Effective support for Parent Partners