Fidelity Monitoring and Quality Assurance

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Principal Investigator: 
Eric J. Bruns, Ph.D.
Funding Source: 
National Institute for Mental Health; SAMHSA; University of Maryland School of Social Work, Institute for Innovation and Implementation; Wraparound and system of care-implementing states, communities, and providers across the U.S. and the world.
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Project Summary: 

The Wraparound Evaluation and Research Team (WERT) seeks to improve the lives of children and their families by supporting quality assurance efforts nationally and conducting research on the implementation and outcomes of the Wraparound process. Through development, refinement, and dissemination of the Wraparound Fidelity Assessment System (WFAS), WERT aims to assist implementation of the Wraparound process, evaluate effectiveness, identify the need for technical assistance and training, and promote communication within the service delivery and research and evaluation fields. UW WERT’s fidelity and quality assurance tools for Wraparound care coordination are now used in 70+ sites in over 30 U.S. states and five counties.

For more information on the WFAS tools (WFI-EZ, TOM, CSWI, DRM), click here.