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High Fidelity Wraparound Training Institute

When:  June 28-30, 2022
Where: Live, virtual via Zoom
Tuesday – Thursday 10:00AM – 6:00PM Eastern Time Zone

CEU’s Offered

We are pleased to announce that participants who attend the entire Wraparound Practitioner Training Institute can receive 21 CEU’s!

Program Overview

The NCFIE’s Wraparound Training is designed to provide individuals with the skills necessary to implement Wraparound.  This training is skills-based and teaches the basics of how to implement the Wraparound model.  Upon completion of this training, individuals may choose to become certified by participating in a coaching process.  The following Certification Tracks are available from the NCFIE:

Wraparound Competency Certification: For practitioners, administrators, or potential coaches/supervisors.  Certification students attend 8-12 hours of virtual group coaching modules that teach the core competencies of the wraparound phases of practice.  Students are also required to pass an exam after completion of the modules.  Renewal required every 2 years.
Wraparound Proficiency Certification: For practitioners, administrators, coaches, supervisors and other champions who have demonstrated competency in wraparound practice and want an advanced practitioner certification.  Learners must have at least 2 years’ experience in delivering the wraparound process and are currently working for an organization utilizing the Wraparound Process.  In addition to the completing the competency coaching, students attend 4-6 hours of additional virtual group coaching and complete a portfolio for review, demonstrating fidelity to the wraparound process.  Renewal required every 2 years.

The Institute will build the core competencies necessary to successfully engage youth and families and adhere to the principles of practice in carrying out all phases of Wraparound activities including the strength and cultural discovery process, care coordination, constructing and conducting family team meetings, the incorporation of natural and community supports, cultural competence, and the role and function of a family and youth partner.

What to Expect

  • 21 hours of Intensive Training Leading to Two tracks of Certification: Competency-Based Practitioner and Proficiency-Based Administrator
  • 12 Hours of Remote Technical Assistance & Consultation
  • Learn from the nation’s leading experts in High Fidelity Wraparound
  • Network with peer professionals with varied backgrounds and experiences

Training Objectives

  • Understand and identify System of Care Principles and Values
  • Understand and identify the Principles and Values of Wraparound and the four stages
  • Understand and identify the principles of family/youth involvement in a
    System of Care and Wraparound
  • Examine the impact of culture on the Wraparound process
  • How to create a climate conducive for high fidelity wraparound in mandated systems
  • Identify and understand the 3 components of Safety Planning
  • Describe and utilize a strength-based approach to engage families
  • Implement strength-based strategies to provide services and supports that are
    individualized to the needs of the child and the family
  • Understand how to define and prioritize the needs of a family
  • Practice needs discovery and goal writing
  • Describe key strategies for the facilitation of effective Wraparound Team meetings
  • Demonstrate how to facilitate a Wraparound Team Meeting
  • Learn Impact of Early Successful Models and Similarities
  • Recognize the Long-Term Benefits of Wraparound
  • Identify Factors that Impact Wraparound Outcomes
  • Explore Methods in Getting Staff Acclimated to the Culture of Wraparound
  • Learn How to Use and Identify Informal and Natural Supports
  • Develop Advanced Family and Youth Engagement Skills
  • Review Pre Planning and Engagement Activities and Strategies
  • Clarify Strength Discovery Process and How to Develop Family Vision
  • Address Challenges of Team Development
  • Learn Consensus-Building Process and Recognize Barriers to Success
  • Define Pre Planning Activities leading to Successful Family Team Meetings
  • Clearly Define Outcomes and Write Effective Care Plan Statements
  • Examine Coach Practitioners around Complex Issues
  • Practice Skills in the Role Play of Wraparound
  • Recognize the Value of Fidelity in the Wraparound
  • Introduce Tools to Coach, Mentor and Develop Wraparound Practitioners
  • Introduce Use of Wraparound Fidelity Instruments

Who Should Attend?

Content and activities are intended to benefit wraparound program staff at all levels including:

  • Managers
  • Directors
  • Care Coordinators
  • Case Managers
  • Family and Youth Partners
  • Technical Assistance Staff

The certification programs are designed to enhance and or develop essential skills, proficiency, and core competencies in wraparound. Agencies are encouraged to send Wraparound Teams to maximize the use of post-training technical assistance and consultation services.

Why Should You Attend?

Previous participants have said:

“Hands down the best training I have ever been to.”

“I enjoyed listening to people’s experiences and learning ways to handle different situations.”

“I appreciated the opportunity to put knowledge into practice and receive relevant feedback.”

“The materials, expertise of presenters, training flow, group interactions, and open discussion were all outstanding.”

Registration and Fees

To apply for the Intensive Wraparound Training Institute program and certification, please complete the application here, include a copy of your resume, your role, and title, a narrative describing the service environment in which Wraparound is/will be utilized, and the profile of the population served. Preference will be given to teams, but individuals are welcome to apply. Please identify the site name and team members on your application.

For those seeking certification, following the 21 hour training program, attendees receive 12 hours of remote technical assistance and consultation.

This intensive training is limited to 20 participants.  Review Participant Requirements Here

$1,950 per person for certification track
$750 per person for non-certification track
Includes: 21 hours of intensive training and 12 hours of remote technical assistance and group consultation provided for those in certification track.

Additional Training Opportunities

The NCFIE staff and consultants are seasoned presenters who are available to provide keynote addresses, seminars, conference workshops, community facilitation, retreat and leadership sessions, and a full array of Wraparound training. Our presenters have been guest speakers and keynotes at National, Regional, State, and local forums.

The NCFIE staff can customize training to meet the unique needs of your community and have a wide array of existing training topics to choose from. Contact us for additional information.