During this phase, plans are made for a purposeful transition out of formal wraparound to a mix of formal and natural supports in the community (and, if appropriate, to services and supports in the adult or mandated system). The focus on transition is continual during the wraparound process, and the preparation for transition is apparent even during the initial engagement activities.
In the spirit of the popular belief, “It takes a village to raise a child,” Wraparound is an intervention strategy in which families are supported and encouraged toward their goals through the joint efforts of the professionally or socially involved people in their lives. The wraparound model is based on individualized, needs-driven planning and services. It is not a program or a type of service. It is a value base and an unconditional commitment to create services on a “one child, one family at a time” basis to support normalized and inclusive options for youth and families with complex needs.