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The National Wraparound Initiative is a collaborative effort that seeks to promote the implementation of high quality Wraparound. The NWI seeks to accomplish this work through the creation of a learning and sharing community that includes a range of stakeholders with a high level of expertise in Wraparound. The NWI website provides links to multiple documents describing wraparound and mechanisms for achieving a high-quality wraparound process in one's community. See also the The Resource Guide to Wraparound.

The Evidence Based Practice Institute (EBPI) of the University of Washington School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences serves as a resource for state entities in identification, evaluation, and partnering with various communities (e.g. families, providers) on evidence based practices and offers provider training and consultation on the implementation of EBPs in communities, as well as the promotion of evidence based or promising practices.

The Institute for Innovation and Implementation (The Institute) serves as a training, technical assistance, evaluation, policy, systems design, and finance center for the Maryland Children's Cabinet and its member agencies, along with multiple other states, localities, and private organizations. The Institute supports state and local governments and organizations to implement effective systems and practices that are designed to best meet the needs of children and youth with complex behavioral needs and their families. This support is provided through three primary units within The Institute: Policy and Finance; Technical Assistance and Implementation; and Research and Evaluation. These units work in an integrated fashion to assist governmental and other organizational entities to achieve better outcomes for children, youth, and their families.

Choices, Inc is a nonprofit organization coordinating services for people involved with multiple governmental systems. Choices provides an integrated care system that individualizes the needs of the clients, reorganizes the funding structures to maximize tax dollars and builds accountability.

Vroon VanDenBerg is an innovative international consulting company that offers a full range of services and products to support communities to improve human services. These services include state and community mentoring, consultation and technical assistance, local and national training, research, evaluation, community assessment, information management systems, publications, training materials and wraparound practice certification.

Community Partners Inc. located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a firm that provides training and technical assistance to providers and recipients of community based services that are family-driven, collaborative, unconditional, and individualized.

Paper Boat Consulting is dedicated helping organizations that do good to do better by providing information, facilitated planning, technical assistance, training and referrals. Paper Boat often provides support for human service agencies that are in transition from a traditional focus on repairing individual client deficits to a comprehensive or wraparound approach that builds upon the hidden strengths of individuals, their families and their neighborhoods.

National Mental Health Information Center was developed for users of mental health services and their families, the general public, policy makers, providers, and the media.

"Stories from the Field" Promising Practices monograph on Wraparound. One in a series of monographs produced by CMHS, this edition presents a description of the wraparound process and six illustrative examples from communities across the country.

Promising Practices in Wraparound for Children with Serious Emotional Disturbance and Their Families The original CMHS monograph on wraparound, edited by Barbara Burns and Sybil Goldman.

USF, Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute

Portland State University Research and Training Center on Family Support and Children's Mental Health

Wraparound Milwaukee

CECP's Wraparound Planning Mini-Web