Wraparound Evaluation and Research Team

News

2021

January 11, 2021

The national community of Wraparound providers, advocates, and Wraparound implementing states have reason to cheer some recent news from the federal Administration for Children and Families (ACF).

On January 5, The Title IV-E Prevention Services Clearinghouse, established as part of the federal Family First Prevention Services Act, announced that Intensive Care Coordination (ICC) Using High Fidelity Wraparound has been planned for systematic review.

2020

December 22, 2020

Hello to all past, present, and future UW WERT collaborators!

November 19, 2020

Hello! For those interested in learning more about WrapStat, please check out some of our training videos. These short videos will give you an overview of the system, and walk you through specifc tasks like how to bulk upload youth. 

To watch these videos, please click on the videos below or check out our homepage on vimeo: 

September 29, 2020

WrapStat is LIVE! Check out our newsletter to hear more the Evaluation Cycle feature and our new WrapStat Training Webinars. As always, please reach out to us at wrapeval@uw.edu with any questions.

WrapStat September Newsletter

 

September 8, 2020

Hi all! Check out our list of FAQs for WrapStat. In this FAQ, we have included questions and answers to questions about WrapStat and transitioning to WrapStat. 

WrapStat FAQ

July 31, 2020

Here is our July Newsletter for WrapStat. This month we elaborate on what we mean when we talk about "WrapStat Configurations" and share updates to our WFAS contracts and our development timeline. We are getting excited to launch this new data management system on September 1st! To receive updates about WrapStat, please email wrapeval@uw.edu with the subject line "Add me to WrapStat Listserv"

July WrapStat Newsletter

 

June 16, 2020

We have updated our WFAS tools - WFI-EZ, TOM 2.0 and DART – to have more gender inclusive options in the demographic section.

June 16, 2020

Hi all! Check out our June newsletter about WrapStat. In these newsletters will send out important updates and details about our new data management system. 

April 9, 2020

Hi all! Check out our first monthly newsletter about WrapStat. In these newsletters will send out important updates and details about our new data management system. 

WrapStat April Newsletter

To stay up to date on WrapStat join our listserv, just email "ADD ME TO THE WRAPSTAT LISTSERV" to wrapeval@uw.edu.

 

March 25, 2020

Hello all,

February 5, 2020

Today Eric Bruns and Philip Benajmin presented a webinar about our newest tool, the DART! This presentation focused on the Wraparound Fidelity Assessment System as a whole and gave an overview of the DART tool itself. 

Check out their PowerPoint below:

January 30, 2020

Jonathan Olson and Eric Bruns, along with collaborators at the Insititute at University of Maryland, recently published an open access paper in The Journal of Behavioral Health Services and Research. Their paper brings data to the question, "how do we know we are doing evidence-based techincal assistance?" 

Follow this link to read the paper: click here 

Congrats to Jon, Eric and everyone else involved in this publication!

January 29, 2020

The Wraparound Evaluation and Research Team is excited to announce that in September 2020 we will be launching a new data management system for our WFAS tools! These include the Wraparound Fidelity Index – short form (WFI-EZ), the Team Observation Measure (TOM 2.0) , and  the new Document Assessment and Review Tool  (DART). This new system will replace the old Wrap track system and will include some great new features.

January 23, 2020

Come say “hi” and check out our presentations at the 33rd Annual Research & Policy Conference on Child, Adolescent, and Young Adult Behavioral Health, March 15th – 18th.

Below are the presentations our team will be giving! For the full conference agenda click here.

We hope to see you there!

2019

June 13, 2019

The NWI and Wraparound Evaluation and Research Team (UW WERT) is currently developing a new data management system to replace the current system, WrapTrack. This new system will have improved and enhanced functioning, including but not limited to: an easier youth registry, increased assistance for sampling, support to collecting data, and tracking evaluation progress.

 

February 27, 2019

"Illustrating Wraparound, this new video highlights a collaborative-care approach that supports behavioral health reform efforts at the state, local, and program levels.

2017

October 17, 2017

 

Check out the amazing line up of speakers, and register here to join us in Tampa! March 4-7, 2018.

September 25, 2017

Please join us and our partners at University of Maryland Baltimore at the 2018 Training Institutes. They will be held July 25-28, 2018 at the Marriott Marquis in Washington D.C.

The focus of the Training Institutes is on integrating systems and improving outocmes in behavioral health for children, youth, and young adults and their families.

June 26, 2017

We have worked with our National Wraparound Initiative partners at Portland State University to examine the characteristics of turnover in wraparound. Read more!

March 21, 2017

Please join Dr. Eric Bruns on April 5th at 10:00 am (EST) for a webinar on Wraparound care coordination for youth with complex needs. The webinar is produced by Judge Baker Children's Center's Child Mental Heatlh Forum at Harvard Medical School.  

Target Audience: Physicians (psychiatrists, pediatricians, child neurologists), psychologists, social workers, other mental health clinicians and researchers, and students and trainees.

March 2, 2017

WERT will be hosting an exhibitor table at the 30th Annual Research & Policy Conference on Child, Adolescent, and Youth Adult Behavioral Health. If you are in attendance, please stop by and say hi! Along with our NWIC team, we will be presenting on various Wraparound topics, and we invite you to join us there as well. Click on the image below for a full list of NWIC/WERT presentations.

February 8, 2017

WERT has just published a comprehensive review of wraparound research from 1986-2014.

2016

May 16, 2016

We are excited to announce the release of the revised Team Observation Measure, the TOM 2.0! WERT's goal was to create a reliable and valid measure of adherence to the Wraparound principles and key elements that is less burdensome and more sensitive to different elements of Wraparound practice implementation. In the revision, WERT was able to remove redundant items, make the language clearer and more consistent, remove non-essential items that showed little variability on the original TOM, and separate the assessment of facilitation skills from fidelity to the Wraparound model.

January 26, 2016

We're planning the next National Wraparound Implementation Academy for Fall 2016 ... your input is needed!

2015

November 19, 2015

Be sure to join us for the next NWI webinar in the new year.

The webinar will be held Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 11:00 am PST.  This webinar will set the context for the importance of Wraparound quality, fidelity, and implementation supports. A review of the latest innovations, data, and research will be presented on such areas as cost, outcomes, workforce supports, and evidence-based clinical practices.

November 3, 2015

Greetings from Seattle! Is anyone heading up to the Pacific Northwest to attend the CANS Conference? If so, find WERT and say hello! Eric Bruns, April Sather, and Jennifer Schurer Coldiron will all be in attendance. Eric will be part of the final keynote! We look forward to seeing you in Seattle!

October 14, 2015

Planning on attending the 29th Annual Research & Policy Conference on Child, Adolescent, and Young Adult Behavioral Health?  Conference registration is now open, click here.  If you are interested in presenting, proposal submissions are due October 30th at 5pm. We hope to see you in Tampa!  March 13 – 16, 2016 at the Hilton Tampa Downtown Hotel.

May 26, 2015

Social TecKnowledgy, in partnership with the National Wraparound Initiative (NWI) and the University of Washington Wraparound Evaluation & Research Team (WERT), seek wraparound-implementing providers, care management entities, and wraparound care coordination initiatives interested in participating in federally-funded research on an electronic behavioral health information system specific to Wraparound.

April 15, 2015

Our very own Eric Bruns and Jennifer Schurer Coldiron are the instructors for the Research and Evaluation Track. This track is designed for researchers, evaluators, and quality assurance personnel who participate actively in Wraparound implementation efforts. Through participation in this track, participants will be able to:

March 22, 2015

WERT is currently developing a shorter, more comprehensive team observation tool. The goal is to create a reliable and valid measure of adherence to the wraparound principles and key elements that is less burdensome and more sensitive to different elements of Wraparound practice implementation. We are calling this tool the TOM 2.0.

February 19, 2015

Since the 27th Annual Research and Policy Conference 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).

WERT has joined forces with NWI for our online community to increase the scope of viewers and enhance the sharing of knowledge and discussion. We believe this partnership will establish a community where members...

January 20, 2015

Be a part of research history! The Wraparound Evaluation and Research Team (WERT) at the University of Washington would like to announce the opportunity for Wraparound implementing sites to participate in a federally-funded research project to help further develop and test the NWI’s comprehensive, web-based electronic behavioral information system, TMS-WrapLogic.

January 5, 2015

The National Wraparound Implementation Center has a new website! Check it out HERE.

While you're visiting, you can learn more about the upcoming National Wraparound Implementation Academy, which will be held July 14-15, 2015 at Portland State University. Check back often for more details or contact John Ossowski at jdo@pdx.edu.

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.

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.

2013

September 16, 2013

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.