|Health Factors:||Community Safety|
|Decision Makers:||Local Government State Government Federal Government Healthcare Professionals & Advocates Nonprofit Leaders|
|Population Reach:||1-9% of WI's population|
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Wraparound programs provide individualized, comprehensive, community-based services and supports to children and adolescents with serious emotional and/or behavioral disturbances so they can be reunited and/or remain with their families and communities. Family members/natural supports, service providers, and agency representatives collaboratively develop a plan of care, implement this plan, and evaluate success over time. Examples of wraparound programs include: SNAP™ Under 12 Outreach Project; All Children Excel; Multidisciplinary Team Home Run Program; and Philadelphia Youth Violence Reduction.
Burchard 2002 indicates that there is significant evidence supporting the effectiveness of wraparound programs. The article cites two randomized clinical trials examining these programs. One demonstrates more favorable outcomes for children receiving wraparound, evidenced by a greater decline in behavioral symptoms, lower overall impairment, and fewer externalizing, social problems and thought problems. The other finds fewer placement changes and days absent from school for the wraparound group. In addition, the boys in the wraparound group showed lower rates of delinquency and better externalizing adjustment than the boys in standard foster care
OJJDP Model Programs considers SNAP™ Under 12 Outreach Project an exemplary intervention for delinquent youths. The following programs are considered promising: All Children Excel; Multidisciplinary Team Home Run Program; and Philadelphia Youth Violence Reduction.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) estimates that wraparound programs are being utilized in nearly all states, although likely with varying consistency.
Wraparound Milwaukee has been recognized as a promising program by the OJJDP Model Programs Guide.