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Collaboration: Using the CSWI

The Community Supports for Wraparound Inventory is a research and quality improvement tool intended to measure how well a local system supports the implementation of the wraparound process at the team or family level. The CSWI is somewhat unique from the other WFAS instruments in that it assesses the system context for wraparound as opposed to the fidelity to the practice model for an individual child and family.

The CSWI is based on the framework of Necessary Conditions described by Walker, Koroloff and Schutte (2003), and presents 42 community or system variables that ideally are in place in communities that aim to implement the wraparound process.

We are now providing sites with a wraparound community supports evaluation using the CSWI, conducted through a partnership between the local site or initiative and the Wraparound Evaluation and Research Team, for a one-time fee.

Sample forms and reports

Click here for sample items from the CSWI.

Click here for a sample evaluation report created using data collected from the CSWI.

Fees for use

Costs associated with use of the CSWI range depending on size of the community assessed. A typical community or site will be charged $1500, and this includes implementation of the survey, as well as a complete report of results. Some community assessments that are larger in scale (e.g., statewide or a county with multiple regions), will be charged $1000 additionally for each sub-community assessed.

If you have any questions, or would like to become a CSWI collaborator, email WERT at wrapeval@uw.edu.

Collaboration Steps

STEP ONE: Submit a request to use the CSWI.

Selecting this link directs you to a pdf of our collaborator agreement. Please print and review this agreement, and if you agree to its terms, provide your contact information and complete the questions about your local evaluation. By submitting this form you agree to the terms on the form. Please note: Although WFI-4 and TOM are handled by UW C4C, the CSWI Collaborator Agreement is still under the Wraparound Evaluation and Research Team. Please return this agreement to WERT at wrapeval@uw.edu.

STEP TWO: After submitting this form, you will receive information from our research team on getting started with the CSWI. You will also receive an invoice for the appropriate amount due to the Wraparound Evaluation and Research Team.

All collaborators will receive reports and products from our research team as they are created and refined.

STEP THREE: Unlike other components of the WFAS, which rely on local resources to collect data, the structure of the CSWI allows our research team to collect the data from community stakeholders you identify via a web-based survey. WERT will also produce the evaluation report for you, comparing the local site’s results across CSWI domains and items to mean scores for a national sample. For a full description of the process, see the link to the collaborator agreement above.

If you have any questions about the process described above, please email us at wrapeval@uw.edu, or call Spencer Hensley at 206-685-2085. We look forward to hearing from you!