High-Fidelity Wraparound in Garfield County


The wraparound process can take up to two years. The family must be willing to participate in the process.

Please contact Chris Perry at cperry@youthzone.com with any referrals or questions.

Four Phases of Wraparound:

  1. Engagement – the wraparound facilitator builds rapport with family – the engagement phase should last 30-45 days
  2. Planning – family identifies natural supports (family, friends, neighbors, including professionals) and creates a team, a family vision, and an initial plan of care – the planning phase can last up to 90 days
  3. Implementation – team implements the initial plan of care – team meets frequently to revisit and update the plan and celebrate successes – longest phase
  4. Transition – when priority goals have been achieved, family members begin to facilitate their own team meetings – the family can navigate systems and advocate for themselves effectively

10 Principles of Wraparound:

  1. Family (and youth) Voice and Choice
  2. Team-Based – the team includes the family, providers, and natural supports
  3. Natural Supports – family, friends, neighbors, or faith communities
  4. Collaboration – team members work together to develop and implement a single plan of care
  5. Community-Based – the plan is accessible for the family
  6. Culturally Competent – the plan builds on the values and culture of the family
  7. Individualized
  8. Strengths-Based – the plan builds on the skills and knowledge of the family
  9. Persistence – the team persists through challenges to achieve the goals
  10. Outcome-Based – the team develops measurable goals that are monitored during the implementation phase

Who to refer to Wraparound:

  1. Families involved in multiple systems
  2. Families who need support navigating systems, self-advocating, and creating a plan of care
  3. Transition-age youth who fit the above criteria

When to refer Wraparound:

  1. When youth or family needs intense, long-term case management
  2. When a youth has been referred to CST, FACET or SAM multiple (>2) times
  3. When a family or youth needs ongoing support developing and maintaining a plan of care