Wraparound


Wraparound is an intensive community-based effort for the provision of individualized services for children and adolescents with complex and enduring multi-system needs. Staffed by a CWS social worker dedicated to this program and a parent partner, the intent is to wrap services around the child/adolescent living with the birth parent, adoptive parent, foster parent, specialized foster care, or in independent living setting. The aim of the program is for the youth to build and maintain a normal lifestyle and prevent a more restrictive and costly out-of-home placement from occurring. Issues addressed are residential, family, social, educational and/or vocational development, medical, psychological and emotional attitudes, along with cultural/ethnic lifestyles.