The Wraparound Evaluation and Research Team (WERT) is a core partner of the National Wraparound Initiative (NWI), the National Wraparound Implementation Center (NWIC) and the National Technical Assistance Network for Children's Behavioral Health (TA Network).
NWIC supports states, communities, and organizations to implement Wraparound effectively by using innovative approaches grounded in implementation science and incorporating cutting-edge strategies to support Wraparound implementation. NWIC provides support that is intensive yet affordable. The work is focused on building sustainable local capacity to provide model-adherent Wraparound, thereby increasing positive outcomes for children, youth, and their families.
The NWI and WERT are also core partners (along with 13 other universities and organizations) in the National Training and Technical Assistance Center for Child, Youth and Family Mental Health, operated by the National Technical Assistance Network for Children's Behavioral Health (TA Network), funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Mental Health Services, Child, Adolescent and Family Branch. The TA Network will provide training and technical assistance to all states, tribes, territories, and communities with Children's Mental Health Initiative, System of Care Expansion Implementation, and System of Care Expansion and Sustainability Cooperative Agreements, as well as to states, tribes, territories, and communities without grant awards.
Through its partnership with the TA Network, WERT provides technical assistance to System of Care grantees and the children's behavioral health field as a whole around Wraparound implementation and accountability. This includes development of evaluation and continuous quality improvement plans, provision of technical assistance and training, and access to supportive measures and tools. UW WERT also leads development of new innovations in child and adolescent clinical interventions via the TA Network's Clinical Distance Learning Series. WERT and NWI work together to develop standards and compile specific strategies, tools and other resources focused on high-quality research-based Wraparound implementation.
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