Prerequisite eLearning Modules
The following 5 eLearning modules and their associated homework are mandatory for new Facilitators in Training (FIT) as pre-requisites to the Foundations of Wraparound Practice Training. Those not on the FIT track are welcome to view any of the eLearning Modules for supplemental learning and Wraparound Training credit hours.
Facilitator-in-Training (FIT) Track Trainings
The following trainings are a part of the Facilitator-in-Training track required prior to certification as a Wraparound Facilitator. Those not on the FIT track may also take these trainings, on a space available basis, for general knowledge or CEU credit. Select trainings can also be taken for continuing education credits required for Certified Wraparound Facilitator recertification.
Foundations of High-Fidelity Wraparound Practice
Describes the value based philosophy that differentiates High-Fidelity Wraparound from other practices. The High-Fidelity Wraparound process according to its core elements and their implementation towards practice is explored and participants will have an opportunity to practice the fundamental skills of wraparound. Upon completion of this training Wraparound Facilitators-in-Training will be equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to begin working with youth and families.
Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS)
CANS is a collaboratively completed measure of youth strengths and needs. This evidence-based, standardized assessment was developed to support decision-making, including level of care and intervention planning, to facilitate quality improvement initiatives, and to allow for the monitoring of clinical and functional outcomes. As a communication tool, it facilitates the linkage between the assessment process and the design of individualized service plans. This training provides an overview of the CANS overall framework, key concepts and how its multilevel approach directly benefits children and families. The principles and best practices in using the CANS as an assessment strategy, a communication framework, and tools to monitor outcomes and inform care plans will also be addressed. Using mock vignettes and small group activities, this 6-hour, interactive session will prepare users for certification and use of the CANS.
Wraparound Fidelity & Outcomes Measurement Evaluation Training for Facilitator
NM High-Fidelity Wraparound uses instruments to evaluate fidelity and outcome measures: The WFI EZ, the TOM, the DART are tools developed with the High-Fidelity Wraparound Evidence Research Team (WERT) from the University of Washington. This training is designed to orient Wraparound Facilitators on the domains these tools measure and how to utilize the results to improve practice. This training will also provide an overview of the required data entry system and how to access reports and other necessary data.
High-Fidelity Wraparound Follow-Up Training I: Crisis and Safety Stability planning and documentation training
Participants will learn how to use the High-Fidelity Wraparound model to create a strength-based Crisis and Stability plan that is built around the elements of Predict, Prevent, Protect and Recover. Participants will also learn how to integrate this into the Action plan and tie safety and stability issues to unmet needs. The documentation training will review all of the tools used in the New Mexico High-Fidelity Wraparound process and instruct on the processes, protocols and documentation expectations that guide the NM High-Fidelity Wraparound process.
High-Fidelity Wraparound Follow-Up Training II: Engagement, Teaming and Conflict Resolution
Engagement is the foundation of the High-Fidelity Wraparound process. Ultimately Wraparound will not be successful without meaningful engagement. In this training, a Wraparound Facilitator will learn key skills to enhance the practice of engagement, drawing strongly on models such as the Nurtured Heart Approach and Motivational Interviewing. Facilitator will learn to identify the signs of strong or weak engagement, and creative strategies for when engagement is faltering. Participants will also learn about teaming and the process of moving from teams that rely on formal supports to teams that are primarily composed of natural and informal supports. Participants will explore how to manage conflict in the context of the High-Fidelity Wraparound approach and how to use conflict creatively to build an effective Action Plan.
High-Fidelity Wraparound Follow-Up Training III: Deepening Our Understanding of Vision, Needs and Benchmarks
The High-Fidelity Wraparound elements of Vision and Needs are often grasped well when explained, but can be challenging to meaningfully incorporate when working with families. Goals are often mistaken for Vision and services are often mistaken for Needs. The intent of this training is to teach skills to discover Vision and Needs, to differentiate them from other items, and to effectively apply them in an Action Plan. Building on these skills, the training will explore how to utilize Benchmarks to gauge the effectiveness of an Action Plan and honor the outcome-based value of High-Fidelity Wraparound.
Coach-in-Training (CIT) Track Trainings
Wraparound Fidelity & Outcomes Measurement Evaluation Training for Coaches:
This training will instruct Wraparound Coaches how to administer the Wraparound Evidence Research Team (WERT) fidelity assessments (WFI, TOM, DART). The training will detail the measurement elements of each tool as well as the opportunity to certify to administer the tool. Certification in administering fidelity tools is a requirement for completion of the CIT track and Endorsement as a High-Fidelity Wraparound Coach in New Mexico.
Other Wraparound Trainings
This training introduces High-Fidelity Wraparound as it is practiced in New Mexico. This training defines Wraparound, explains its place in the continuum of care and presents Wraparound’s supporting evidence and outcomes. Participants will learn the set of values that guide the Wraparound philosophy and the core elements that structure the process. This training is offered on a routine basis in communities who offer High-Fidelity Wraparound as well as in new potential provider agencies. If you would like to request a Wraparound 101 training, please contact us.