New Upcoming Wraparound Trainings Announced

– TRAINING CONCLUDED –
Wraparound Facilitator Training: Managing Difficult Team Members and Situations
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM – Northwest Ohio
Sandusky County Board of DD 1001 Castalia Street, Fremont, Ohio 43420
Facilitating wraparound teams is a complex process, sometimes likened to herding cats! This session will provide facilitators with tools and strategies for managing the moments when wraparound planning in team meetings becomes complicated by the interactions and expectations of the team members. This session will examine and provide practice opportunities for facilitator interventions directed at managing conflict as it occurs in teams, supporting team members in building and maintaining quality team participation, and addressing many of the ways that team planning meetings can be diverted or derailed. Facilitators will be encouraged during this session to build their own inventory of interventions they can call on when these things happen in their meetings.

Learning Objectives
1.)    Participants will learn to apply an understanding of the roots of conflict in teams to the teams they get to facilitate

2.)    Participants will learn and practice tools and strategies for assisting teams in making complex and difficult decisions about the plans of care they develop, improve, and implement

3.)    Participants will identify and practice a variety of responses to team member behaviors that roadblock or distract from effective wraparound team meetings

4.)    Participants will begin or, add to, a personalized inventory of tools and interventions for assisting teams in difficult moments

5.5 Social Work/Counselor CEUs are provided by Case Western Reserve University awarded by the Ohio Counselor and Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board approval #RSXX-058715 for Social Workers, #RCX-048801 for Counselors

Register Here for Facilitator Training: Managing Difficult Team Members and Situations


– TRAINING CONCLUDED –
Wraparound Facilitator Training: Developing Effective Needs Statements
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at the Warren County ESC
AND August 13, 2019 in Northwest Ohio (location TBD)
Wraparound seeks to assure that families get help and support that truly meets their needs. Inherent in this expectation is a framework around defining unmet need that changes the way families and teams understand what help should do. This framework changes the way people on teams see the “problems” they are addressing and through this change pushes team members and families to define help differently than they do in a typical team meeting setting. This session will provide facilitators with an intensive opportunity to hone their skills in the areas of developing and using effective needs statements throughout the team planning process. Tools and techniques for identifying unmet needs, teaching teams how to use this framework effectively, and evaluating the effectiveness’ of drafted needs statements will be presented during this session.

Learning Objectives
1.)    Participants will learn the logic and expectation behind the unmet needs concept as it applies to wraparound planning

2.)    Participants will learn and practice tools used in identifying and documenting unmet needs statements, with families, and with teams

3.)    Participants will learn and practice steps useful during team meetings for helping team members develop strengths-based responses to unmet needs as a part of the team planning process

4.)    Participants will learn tools for assessing the efficacy of needs statements they draft in their work with families

Two sessions will be offered. You must indicate which session you wish to attend when registering.

5.5 Social Work/Counselor CEUs are provided by Case Western Reserve University awarded by the Ohio Counselor and Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board approval #RSXX-058715 for Social Workers, #RCX-048801 for Counselors.

Register for Wraparound Facilitator Training: Developing Effective Needs Statements


Crisis Response and Safety Programming: Knowing The Difference and Helping Teams Respond Appropriately
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Niles – Homes For Kids Training Center

In most settings the field of wraparound has treated the process of addressing crisis and safety needs as if they were part and parcel of the same thing and this has been evidenced by the expectation that facilitators create what is often referred to as a “crisis/safety” plan. This session will provide a framework and process tools that help us treat these aspects of family and community life differently. Crisis is a time when we are not sure what to do. Safety moments represent real risks that can be proactively programmed for by teams. This session will provide a framework for differentiating between crisis events and safety challenges and will lay out tools for responding to each within the Wraparound team processes.

Learning Objectives
– Participants will learn to differentiate between crisis and safety challenges
– Participants will learn tools and processes for responding to crises lived by families supported by Wraparound teams
– Participants will learn processes and tools that will assist in planning for improved responses to known safety risks lived by families and those near them

Register Here for  Crisis Response and Safety ProgrammingHERE


Approaches to Team Size and Participation
Friday, May 31, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Akron – Summit County Public Health
Team is a central concept and operational reality for Wraparound implementation. Family, helper, and natural support participation is a critical assumption in the delivery of effective Wraparound response with families. In the field developing and supporting this balanced membership is a real challenge, many teams fall short of this rubric. This session will focus on supporting facilitators to develop an effective set of alternative approaches to teams directed at improving our success at building the kinds of teams we hope for in the delivery and management of the wraparound process with families. This session will examine two frameworks for team; altruism and self-benefit and will provide an opportunity for facilitators to explore new strategies for team recruitment and development.

Learning Objectives
– Participants will identify and explore the limits of the dominant approach to teams in the wraparound field.
– Participants will explore the difference between the underlying assumptions of altruism and self-benefit as they relate to team recruitment, formation, and maintenance.
– Participants will learn and practice new approaches to building teams with families.
– Participants will learn and practice new approaches to recruiting and supporting team members over time.

Register for Approaches to Team Size and Participation Training Here


Wraparound Supervisor Training
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Columbus, – State Library of Ohio

There have been three previous trainings offered to supervisors of wraparound in the state of Ohio over the last three years. This year’s session will bring together key content from each of the previous sessions and emphasize supervisory opportunities to utilize this content in daily and weekly supervision activities with staff who deliver wraparound planning and support with families. Pathways for integrating key content areas, the Ohio practice guides, and staff-based learning cycles will be examined and practiced during this session.

Learning objectives
1.)    Participants will review key content related to core wraparound functions, the Ohio practice guides, and data-based learning cycles in preparation for developing an individualized plan for integrating these approaches in their supervision work

2.)    Participants will learn strategies and tools for integrating these key content areas in their work with staff

3.)    Participants will develop an individualized action plan for further developing their use of these and other tools

5.5 Social Work/Counselor CEUs are provided by Case Western Reserve University awarded by the Ohio Counselor and Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board approval #RSXX-058715 for Social Workers, #RCX-048801 for Counselors.

Register Here for Supervisor Training


Wraparound Three-Day Facilitation Training Sequence
Tuesday, June 18, Wednesday, June 19 and Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Lebanon, OH – Warren County ESC

This three-day training is focused on providing the basic understanding and tools necessary for effective facilitation of wrapround team processes. Wraparound is a cross system planning process designed to assist communities and families facing multiple complex needs to develop help plans that are needs based and strengths driven. The session will provide participants with an overview of the development of wraparound followed by a detailed examination of what it takes to fulfill the facilitator role in this process. Engaging families, building strengths inventories, organizing teams, running effective planning meetings, helping teams maintain a sense of progress, and knowing when and how to effectively transition away from wraparound are processes that this training will allow current and potential facilitators to explore and practice.

Learning Objectives
1.) Participants will learn the core history of wraparound and factors reflecting its role in Ohio’s System of Care

2.) Participants will learn and practice key skills related to the implementation of the wraparound process stages and phases; including developing effective strength inventories, team formation, meeting management, strengths-based planning, and plan adaptation over time

3.) Participants will learn and practice developing skills that assist teams and families in seeing progress across the length of stay in wrapround

4.) Participants will learn key skills and practices involved in assuring that wraparound plans target the right help and the right content in families lives to lead to better outcomes for families and the systems serving them

16.5 Social Work/Counselor CEUs are provided by Case Western Reserve University awarded by the Ohio Counselor and Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board approval #RSXX-058715 for Social Workers, #RCX-048801 for Counselors

Two series will be held. Please choose which sessions you will attend when you register:

– June 18, 19 and 25 at the Warren County ESC
1879 Deerfield Rd.
Lebanon, OH 45036

Register Here for Three-Day Facilitation Training


Managing Progress So Wraparound Can End
Thursday, June 21, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location TBD
One of the challenges in implementing effective Wrapround is supporting teams and families to have a sense of progress adequate enough to allow the formal process to end. This session will examine the processes and tools useful in benchmarking, or maintaining a sense of progress in Wraparound. When families have a sense of progress a conversation about the next level of care, what happens after Wraparound can occur. This session will look at key conversation and work areas that, when addressed during the transition phase of wraparound, support the move from formal wraparound to what ever comes next for each individual family. Tools and processes for helping team members be prepared for this transition will also be examined.

Learning Objectives

– Participants will learn and practice key process steps used in measuring and reporting progress in Wraparound teams.
– Participants will examine and practice implementing approaches to content areas critical for families and teams to support transitioning away from Wraparound.
– Participants will learn strategies for addressing team reluctance to transition away from formal Wraparound processes.

Register Here for Managing Progress So Wraparound Can End Training


Wraparound Facilitator Training: Creating Space for a Discussion of Alternatives
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Lebanon –
Wraparound processes are mission driven. The mission is to support youth and families in being safe and together in community as much as possible. Teams, the families they support, team members themselves, and the organizations they represent often struggle with finding unique ways to help in complicated situations. This leads to a reliance on formal services in service plans as well as a sense of frustration for families and team members alike. This session will examine tools and techniques used by wraparound facilitators to set the stage for building truly individualized and unique responses to one ‘family at a time.’ Facilitators will explore ways to help teams realize their capacity to build help plans that are different than those they have participated in through other settings. Strategies for building hope in the conversation, challenging the status quo thinking, and creating a new and different conversation will be examined and practiced.

Learning Objectives
1.) Participants will develop an understanding and sensitivity for why teams get stuck in old service-based expectations rather than easily find their way to new solutions

2.) Participants will learn and practice techniques that hold teams accountable to the wrapround expectation that “help is more than services”

3.) Participants will learn techniques for bridging through and past the expectation that “restrictive care may be the best care” which prevents teams from creating truly individualized responses for one family at a time

4) Participants will learn process steps useful in guiding a team to see new possibilities and options for help and support plans 

5.5 Social Work/Counselor CEUs are provided by Case Western Reserve University awarded by the Ohio Counselor and Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board approval #RSXX-058715 for Social Workers, #RCX-048801 for Counselors

Register Here for Wraparound Facilitator Training: Creating Space for a Discussion of Alternatives


Developing and Using Effective Needs Statements in the Wraparound Process
Tuesday, August 13, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Fremont – Sandusky Board of Developmental Disabilities
Wraparound seeks to assure that families get help and support that truly meets their needs. Inherent in this expectation is a framework around defining unmet need that changes the way families and teams understand what help should do. This framework changes the way people on teams see the “problems” they are addressing and through this change pushes team members and families to define help differently than they do in a typical team meeting setting. This session will provide facilitators with an intensive opportunity to hone their skills in the areas of developing and using effective needs statements throughout the team planning process. Tools and techniques for identifying unmet needs, teaching teams how to use this framework effectively, and evaluating the effectiveness’ of drafted needs statements will be presented during this session.

Learning Objectives
1.)    Participants will learn the logic and expectation behind the unmet needs concept as it applies to wraparound planning

2.)    Participants will learn and practice tools used in identifying and documenting unmet needs statements, with families, and with teams

3.)    Participants will learn and practice steps useful during team meetings for helping team members develop strengths-based responses to unmet needs as a part of the team planning process

4.)    Participants will learn tools for assessing the efficacy of needs statements they draft in their work with families

Two sessions will be offered. You must indicate which session you wish to attend when registering.

5.5 Social Work/Counselor CEUs are provided by Case Western Reserve University awarded by the Ohio Counselor and Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board approval #RSXX-058715 for Social Workers, #RCX-048801 for Counselors.

Register for Wraparound Facilitator Training: Developing Effective Needs Statements