Wraparound is a planning process that is designed to create an individualized plan to meet the needs of children and their families by utilizing their strengths. Wraparound is an established vehicle for delivery of services and supports to children and families with severe and multiple needs and risks being served by multiple agencies. Wraparound refers to an individually designed set of services and supports provided to children with serious emotional disturbance or serious mental illness and their families that includes treatment services, personal support services or any other supports necessary to maintain the child in the family home. Wraparound services are to be developed through a team approach that includes the child/youth, parent(s) or guardians, other services providers/agencies, schools, extended family and friends and others that the child and/or family identifies that work together toward a common mission. Wraparound services are a particularly effective approach in serving children served by multiple systems.
Contact: Millie Shepherd, 517-373-6879, Shepherdm@michigan.gov