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Wraparound Evaluation and Research Team (WERT)

This website was created to facilitate dissemination of the measures of the Wraparound Fidelity Assessment System (WFAS), including the Wraparound Fidelity Index (WFI-4 and WFI-EZ), Team Observation Measure (TOM), and Community Supports for Wraparound Inventory (CSWI). The site also aims to promote understanding within the service delivery evaluation field about the importance of maintaining fidelity to the wraparound process. This website contains descriptions of the measures of the WFAS, a brief description of the wraparound process, information on how to collaborate with our team and use the measures of the WFAS, relevant literature and presentations, and links to related projects and institutions.

For more information about the wraparound process, please visit the webpage of the National Wraparound Initiative.

Latest News

October 29 2014:

Since the 27th Annual Research and Policy Conference on Child, Adolescent, and Young Adult Behavorial Health in Tampa, WERT has been working on building a Collaborative Learning Community (CLC) for users of the WFAS tools and members of the Wraparound community. For more information see the below post from March 25th. This site is still in construction, but if you are interested in joining, please become a member HERE.

October 1 2014:

Updated Deadline The 28th Annual Research and Policy Conference on Child, Adolescent, and Young Adult Behavorial Health in Tampa, Florida, from March 22-25, 2015 is right around the corner! The National Wraparound Implementation Center (NWIC) is sponsoring a Special Conference Track: Wraparound for a new era. To learn more about this Call for Proposals please click HERE. The deadline for proposals is October 31, 2014.

March 25 2014:

Thanks to all those who participated in our “Creating a Collaborative Learning Community for WFAS Users” session at the 27th Annual Children’s Mental Health Research & Policy Conference. For those who haven’t heard, WERT is building a Collaborative Learning Community (CLC) for users of the WFAS tools. The purpose of the CLC is to help WFAS users in sites across the country and internationally share tacit knowledge around their Wraparound evaluation processes, track and report on whether or not data collection techniques have worked, examine strategies that may be effective, and act as a support network for the 60+ collaborating sites each year.

February 26 2014:

Now Available from The TA Network and National Wraparound Initiative: Wraparound Evaluation and Quality Improvement Assistance. The Technical Assistance Network for Children’s Behavioral Health (The TA Network) and the National Wraparound Initiative (NWI) are making tailored technical assistance (TA) on Wraparound available to current SAMHSA-funded System of Care Grantees. Please CLICK HERE for more information.

September 16 2013:

More information on Sampling Plans! The WFI-4, TOM, and WFI-EZ Manuals have been updated to include guidance for sampling plans. The Frequently Asked Questions document has also been updated. For more information please click here.

May 2 2013:

Important update for WFI-EZ Users- The final version of the WFI-EZ has been uploaded to the Training Materials section of the website. The update includes small changes to Section D for the Facilitator and Caregiver versions.

March 28 2013:

Did you know? The national means for the WFI-4 and the TOM have been rising over the last three years! To reflect this change, WERT has established new national means and the new means are reflected in WrapTrack. For more information on national means click here.

March 11 2013:

Please subscribe to the WrapTrack Listserv for updates, to address errors, and ask questions. To download instructions on how to sign up click here.

February 27 2013:

WrapTrack has replaced the WONDERS fidelity data entry system. WERT is currently completing webinar trainings for the new WrapTrack system. Please contact WERT at wrapeval@u.washington.edu if you would like to participate in a training.

The Wraparound Fidelity Index- Short Form, Version EZ (WFI-EZ) is now ready to use for interested collaborators and future collaborators. Please visit the "Becoming a WFAS Collaborator" tab to view more information.

October 23 2012:

The Wraparound Team Monitoring System (Wrap-TMS)

The Wraparound Evaluation and Research Team and National Wraparound Initiative (NWI) have teamed up with Social TecKnowledgy to develop a web-based data entry, management, and reporting system called Wrap-TMS. We recently provided a webinar and demonstration of Wrap-TMS that you can view at: nwi.pdx.edu/webinars.shtml.

If your initiative is interested in potentially using Wrap-TMS, please contact the UW Wraparound Evaluation and Research Team (WERT) at wrapeval@uw.edu. Interested organizations can request a 30 day pass to the TMS demo site to test the TMS system and functionality. Trial logins will expire after the 30 day demo. If at that time, if you are interested in pursuing a TMS site license, Social TecKnowledgy and UW WERT will work with you to understand your local needs and configuration options. We will also discuss costs of set-up, customization, and licensing.

If you have questions about Wrap-TMS and security, HIPAA, FERPA, electronic health record capacity, or other IT issues you can contact Kelly Hyde, PhD at Social TecKnowledgy, Inc.: klhydephd@socialteck.org or 505-983-0076.

This project is supported by the Child, Adolescent, and Family Branch of the Center for Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration; The Institute for Innovation and Implementation at the University of Maryland, Baltimore; and the University of Washington Division of Public Behavioral Health and Justice Policy as well as Wraparound and system of care-implementing states, communities, and providers across the U.S. and the world.

If you have any questions, comments, concerns, please e-mail WERT at