About Wraparound Maine
Wraparound Maine is a statewide, multi-site initiative that supports an integrated planning approach for youth with complex needs. Each Wraparound Maine site serves multi-agency involved children and youth, ages 5-18, with serious emotional or behavioral disturbance who are either in intensive temporary residential treatment, a juvenile correctional facility or at imminent risk of such placement.
High Fidelity Wraparound
“Wraparound” is a family centered, community oriented, strengths based, highly individualized planning process that relies on a balance of formal and informal or natural supports to help children and families achieve important outcomes while they remain, whenever possible in their homes and communities. Service planning is accomplished through “wrapping” individual services and natural supports around the child and family, based on their unique strengths and needs.
The Wraparound Maine Initiative supports the application of High Fidelity Wraparound that is based upon the research, standards and principles established by the NWI www.rtc.pdx.edu/nwi . The provision of wraparound in local communities is overseen and supported at both the community and state levels. Each site and its Community Collaborative Board(also known as a Community Mobilization Team), participate in ongoing evaluation activities that assess fidelity to the NWI principles, as well as outcomes for children and families. The Wraparound Facilitators, who work directly with children and families, are provided intensive training followed up by 6-8 months of individual and group coaching by a skilled Wraparound Practitioner. Wraparound Maine has been fortunate to have been supported from the beginning by internationally known consultants John VanDenBerg and Carl Schick.
Wraparound Maine currently includes nine sites, spread throughout the state, each of which is supported by a local Community Collaborative/Mobilization Team.
Wraparound Maine Sites and Lead Agencies
Northern York County (Sweetser)
Cumberland County (Youth Alternatives Ingraham)
Bath-Brunswick & Sagadahoc County (Sweetser)
Knox and Waldo Counties (Sweetser)
Kennebec/Somerset Counties (Kennebec Behavioral Health)
Penobscot County (Wings for Children and Families)
Washington/Hancock Counties (Catholic Charities)
Aroostook County (Wings for Children and Families)
A Statewide Leadership Council, serving in an advisory capacity, meets quarterly.