The Wrap Around Model guides our service system. It consists of 10 principles that result in services that are "wrapped around children and their families in their natural environments".
1. Voice and Choice Families and youth drive decision-making in case planning and service delivery. Families are partners in the process of increasing parental protective capacity and decreasing risk of future abuse or neglect.
2. Team-Based Approach Children are cared for by a team composed of their family members, community partners and professionals. Treatment options for children and families are reviewed together as a team. Child safety is non-negotiable but the paths chosen to reach the safety goal are many and are unique to individual family dynamics.
3. Natural Supports The team supporting the families we serve includes natural supports, or people, outside of the formal child welfare system such as teachers, friends, faith based, neighbors and extended family members.
4. Collaboration Professionals and family members work together on prevention and to preserve children with their families, respecting each others' views and listening to each others' opinions.
5. Community-Based Setting Whenever possible, services are provided to parents and children in their home so that they stay close to their supports, extended families, neighbors and what is familiar to them.
6. Culturally Competent The wraparound process demonstrates respect for and builds on the values, preferences, beliefs, culture and identity of the child and family, and their community.
7. Individualized Support Families receive individualized services that focus on specific safety and skill assessment, corresponding intervention and progress evaluation in decreasing risk. We implement evidence-based practices that match each family's unique needs.
8. Strengths-Based Perspective Family plans and services are provided from a strengths-based perspective that meets needs and decreases risk rather than solves problems
9. Persistence Despite challenges, setbacks and discouragements, teams persist in achieving family safety goals.
10.Outcomes Services and supports are tied directly to goals and outcomes. An outcome-oriented approach makes measurement and evaluation possible and progress identifiable.
For referrals to local service providers, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Dina Monroe at 904.723.5786 or Angelyne White at 904.321.8644.