Wraparound Evaluation and Research Team

National Technical Assistance


The Wraparound Evaluation and Research Team (WERT) is a core partner of the National Wraparound Initiative (NWI), the National Wraparound Implementation Center (NWIC) and the Innovations Institute at the University of Connecticut School of Social Work (formerly at the University of Maryland, Baltimore).

  • Our team is also part of the Practitioner Network of Expertise of the Society for Implementation Research Collaboration (SIRC), which strives to apply implementation science to the cause of getting evidence-based strategies such as Wraparound implemented with quality and fidelity in real world systems.
  • NWIC supports states, communities, and organizations to implement Wraparound effectively by using innovative approaches grounded in implementation science and incorporating cutting-edge strategies to support Wraparound implementation. NWIC provides support that is intensive yet affordable. The work is focused on building sustainable local capacity to provide model-adherent Wraparound, thereby increasing positive outcomes for children, youth, and their families.
  • UW WERT also provides support to youth and family systems of care via the National Technical Assistance Network, which works to expand and sustain community-based Systems of Care across the U.S. through expert consultation and technical assistance to state and local governments, tribes, territories, communities, and organizations.

UW WERT is available to provide technical assistance on Wraparound implementation, continuous quality improvement (CQI), evaluation, and accountability to communities, states, System of Care grantees, and the children's behavioral health field as a whole. This includes development of evaluation and CQI plans, data collection and analysis, and provision of TA and training on the tools of the Wraparound Fidelity Assessment System (WFAS) and other measures and tools.

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