WrapAround

The Division is responsible for involvement in the statewide development and implementation of the Wraparound Process for children and families at risk of placement. The process can be applied to youth living in their own home, with relatives, or in foster care. It is family-centered, strength-based, and needs-driven. Wraparound is a process based on collaboration and working with community resources. The parent(s) and child(ren) are integral parts of the team and must have ownership in the individualized plan.

Status 

  • Wraparound is in approximately 75 counties.
  • Funding sources are developed through state and local funds, in-kind contributions, and community resources within counties.
  • There is a state interagency Wraparound Steering Committee to promote the integration of the Wraparound philosophy through all agencies and for the development of a statewide integrated strength-based system of care.
  • Training and Technical Assistance is provided by the interagency Wraparound Steering Committee.
  • A statewide interagency funded Wraparound Conference is held annually.
Evaluation

University Associates evaluated 22 Michigan Interagency Family Preservation (MIFPI) sites. This evaluation covered effectiveness and client satisfaction of the Wraparound process. Health Management and Associates continued and completed the effectiveness survey, satisfaction survey, and a process evaluation on systems in 1998.

The statewide Wraparound Quality Assurance (QA) Tools have been developed.  The State has introduced four mandatory Quality Assurance tools for counties that have a Department of Human Services contract for Wraparound.  These tools are designed to identify needed county outcomes as well as State outcomes.

Outcomes 

  • Ninety-five percent (95%) of the families that complete Wraparound will exhibit improved family functioning from following the Wraparound process.
  • One hundred percent (100%) of the families will have community involvement and knowledge of how to access services as needed after completing the process.
  • Ninety percent (90%) of the program participants shall be shown to have remained with the family after returning home from out-of-home placement after six (6) months following termination of Wraparound.
  • Eighty-five percent (85%) of the program participants shall be shown to have remained with the family after returning home from out-of-home placement after twelve (12) months following termination of Wraparound.