In 2014, the NWI launched the National Wraparound Implementation Center (NWIC). NWIC supports states, communities, and organizations to implement Wraparound effectively through training and workforce development, organizational- and system-level technical assistance, and evaluation support. NWIC is a partnership between The University of Washington, Portland State University and The University of Maryland.
The Wraparound Evaluation and Research Team is a core partner of 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). 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. The Institute for Innovation & Implementation at the University of Maryland’s School of Social Work serves as the coordinating entity and centralized contact for The TA Network.
WERT is housed at the University of Washington School Mental Health Assessment Research and Training (SMART) Center within the School of Medicine, and continues to be supported by these mechanisms as well as Wraparound and system of care-implementing states, communities, and providers across the U.S. and the world.
WERT is collocated and partnered closely with the SMART Center within the School of Medicine. The SMART Center works to promote high-quality, culturally-responsive programs, practices, and policies to meet the full range of social, emotional and behavioral (SEB) needs of students in both general and special education contexts.