Meeting needs using the power of families and communitiesSome families and youth or young adults are looking for help, but they struggle with finding and using the different supports available to them. Wraparound assists youth and families with complex needs to develop a team of support and organize the help that is needed. Wraparound is a planning process that follows a series of steps so that the youth or young adult and their family realize their hopes for a better life. With the help of a Wraparound facilitator, people who care about their long term success utilize the family’s unique strengths along with team and community strengths, to problem-solve and plan in order to wraparound targeted help to address the greatest needs of the family.
Who Would Use the Wraparound Process?
Some circumstances in which families have benefited from the Wraparound process:
- Families whose youth have had psychiatric hospitalizations and are wanting more supports so their youth can maintain stability at home and in the community.
- Families struggling to keep everyone in their home safe
- Families at risk of involvement with Children Services and are looking for help to keep their family together
- Young adults who want help transitioning to independence and addressing their varied needs
- Families involved with Juvenile Justice who would like to create a plan to avoid future contacts or detention stays with Juvenile Court
- Youth with significant medical needs or developmental delays who would benefit from additional planning and care coordination
Not sure if Community Wraparound is right for you or your family? Call our team at 513-887-5514 to find out. A referral packet needs to be completed for the youth or young adults ages 0-24. If you have questions or to request a packet be mailed or emailed to you, call 513-887-5514 or email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org. Referral packets are also available for download HERE.
Once a referral is received, we will contact the parent or young adult and help them decide if Wraparound is the right fit or if referrals to other programs are more suitable. If they decide to proceed with Wraparound, a facilitator is assigned to each family to guide them through the process. There is generally no wait to be assigned a facilitator. The facilitator will schedule a time with the family to get to know them and learn about their needs, what has worked for them in the past, and their family’s values and preferences. Together, the family and the facilitator will determine who should initially be on the team. Teams consist of informal supports such as friends, family, neighbors, church members and formal supports such as therapists, teachers, case managers and other professionals. The facilitator will call meetings as often as necessary to plan around the needs the team is focusing on and to assist in whatever ways the family feels would be helpful. Together, all team members work together to improve, strengthen, and stabilize family functioning and youth well-being.
Butler County Community Wraparound is available to all Butler County families regardless of income. Local funding is provided by the following agencies: Job and Family Services, the Mental Health and Addiction Recovery Services Board and Board of Developmental Disabilities. There is no cost to you for Community Wraparound Facilitation.
Every family involved in the Wraparound process is offered the support of a Parent Partner. Parent Partners are parents or caregivers of a youth with complex needs who go through training and are able to offer support at meetings to other parents, offer a listening ear, help families get the most out of the Wraparound process and connect families to resources in the area.
In addition, Wraparound has youth Peer Partners. These are young adults who have been involved with one or more of the youth systems when they were younger and want to help other young people. They bring their life experience and knowledge and provide someone to talk with to assist the youth and their voice in planning through the Wraparound process.
For more information about parent partners or to become a parent partner, call the Family Advocacy Coordinator at 887-5519. For more information about youth peer partners or to become a youth peer partner, call the Peer Partner Coordinator at 896-2336.