Social Work Institutes Centers
Social Work Institutes Centers
Wraparound is a planning process that follows a series of steps to help children and their families realize their hopes and dreams. It is a planning process that gathers individuals from different parts of the entire family’s life. With assistance from facilitators, the group works together toward coordinating activities and blending their perspective of the family’s situation.
Though every family’s situation is different; wraparound may look different from one family to another however the process of wraparound should always be driven by the same 10 principles.
High Fidelity Wraparound is also always based on 4 key elements.
Mississippi will lead the nation with professionals who are well trained and dedicated to providing high-fidelity Wraparound that results in empowerment and real-life solutions for families.
The Mississippi Wraparound Institute is a partnership between The University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Social Work, Division of Medicaid, and Mississippi Department of Mental Health. The institute was developed to assist the State of Mississippi and the State’s child-serving agencies and their identified partners with efforts to (1) accomplish successful development of integrated systems of mental and behavioral health that follow the principles of the high-fidelity Wraparound model and (2) successfully implement and sustain Wraparound facilitation as a service.
To provide support and resources to child serving agencies that utilize high-fidelity Wraparound principles and philosophies, and our community and state partners.
Dr. Tamara Hurst, Ph.D., LCSW
Elizabeth McDowell, LMSW
Nationally Certified Wraparound Coach/Trainer
Arnecca Byrd, MS, MPH
Beth Conerly, MS
Mississippi Wraparound State Specialist
Nationally Certified State Partners
Heidi Nelson, Nationally Certified State Trainer / Coach
University of Southern Mississippi
Vanessa Huston, Nationally Certified State Trainer / Coach
Choices Coordinated Care Solutions
Mona Gauthier, Nationally Certified State Trainer / Coach
Pine Belt Mental Healthcare Resources
Wraparound Wednesday (Virtual: 9am - 12pm)
Introduction to Wraparound (Virtual) - TBA
Engagement in Wraparound (Virtual) - TBA
For more information, send an email to email@example.com.
Introduction to the Wraparound Process
The first training in the series for frontline wraparound practitioners, supervisors, and directors as well as community partners who may participate in a child and family team process. Through attendance at this 3-day training, participants will be able to:
Engagement in the Wraparound Process
The second training in the series for frontline wraparound practitioners, supervisors, and directors as well as community partners who may participate in a child and family team process. Through attendance at this one day training, participants will be able to:
The third training in the series for frontline Wraparound practitioners, supervisors, and directors to enhance their skills and move toward higher quality practice. Common implementation challenges are addressed in this training.
Provided for supervisors/managers in Wraparound. Through attendance at this 1-day training, participants will be able to:
Technical Assistance/Workforce Development Services
To request TA: Wrap@usm.edu
For individualized concerns, please refer to your supervisor.