The Wraparound system offers people a chance to achieve their hopes and dreams.
Wraparound is a process that supports people by bringing together a team to help them accomplish their goals. The process is driven by the client and allows them to learn new skills and navigate future challenges. The team develops a plan to address the client’s own identified needs. Each team member offers different experiences, resources, and abilities to ensure the plan is realistic and achievable. This ensures the client gains the right tools and skills necessary for long-term success well after the professionals are gone.
Wraparound teams advocate for voice and choice.
Backed by rigorous research, Wraparound saves lives and resources.
For over three decades, Wraparound has developed into a model used throughout the United States and internationally. Its reputation has grown to include an official endorsement by the federal government and its adoption by the System of Care theory. Wraparound is nationally recognized as an evidence-based practice and has garnered national support and federal funding to encourage its use.
Since 2003, at least 215 peer reviewed studies have been published on the effectiveness of Wraparound. The results show a long list of benefits for youth in several areas, including:
- Fewer suspensions
- Increased use of community services
- Less running away
- Criminal recidivism
- Improved living situations
- Fewer hospitalizations
“As one of the founders of the Wraparound Process, I want to acknowledge the incredible work of the Julie Radlauer-Doerfler in providing crucial leadership to the field. She’s done this by promoting fidelity and supporting implementation in key innovative communities and sites. I am proud to be associated with them.
I have spent 35 years of my life on the gradual reform of human services. I have worked in all 50 states and across the planet. In all these decades, I have worked with many consulting and implementation firms, but only two or three were truly exceptional, and Julie Radlauer-Doerfler is on that list!”
Co-founder of Vroon Vandenberg
Developer of Wraparound Process
“Julie Radlauer-Doerfler has been flexible, responsive, and a wonderful resource for Florida’s statewide Wraparound implementation. The Department of Children and Families values this partnership and the shared vision for a comprehensive behavioral health system of care for youth and their families.”
Former Director of Substance Abuse and Mental Health
Florida Department of Children and Families
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