Children’s mental health
Wraparound is a type of intensive, individualized care coordination involving a team process that wraps services, supports and resources around a child or youth with a severe emotional or behavioral disorder to meet goals set by the team. Wraparound focuses on collaboratively serving those children and youth with complicated issues who are involved with multiple service systems and often at risk of out-of-home placement. The basic elements of the wraparound approach include:
As part of their commitment to integrated services and interagency planning, many of Minnesota’s Children’s Mental Health and Family Services Collaboratives and Systems of Care promote wraparound in their work with families. Reports of the U.S. Surgeon General’s Office and President’s New Freedom Commission on Mental Health highlighted wraparound as a promising practice.
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