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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - MHS6210
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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2007-11-08
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Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2007-03-22
  2. Department: Child and Family Studies
  3. College: BC
  4. Budget Account Number: 583000050
  5. Contact Person: Carol MacKinnon-Lewis
  6. Phone: 9742075
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: MHS
  9. Number: 6210
  10. Full Title: Wraparound Interventions and the System of Care
  11. Credit Hours: 3
  12. Section Type: C - Class Lecture (Primarily)
  13. Is the course title variable?: N
  14. Is a permit required for registration?: Y
  15. Are the credit hours variable?: N
  16. Is this course repeatable?:
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 0
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Wraparound
  19. Course Online?: -
  20. Percentage Online:
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: None
  23. Corequisites: None
  24. Course Description: Explores the wraparound philosophy and focuses on developing supportive community structures for the delivery of wraparound services. Research, evaluation, and methodology in wraparound interventions are addressed. Unrestricted/nonrepeatable

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: This new course is an elective in the Certificate Program in Children’s Mental Health and provides students with practical knowledge and skills in wraparound interventions important in a number of professional disciplines.
  26. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service? This is one of the elective courses proposed for the Graduate Certificate in Children’s Mental Health. The course material introduces students to wraparound interventions within a system of care context. This course has application in degree programs in the colleges/program of Public Health, Social Work, Education, and Psychology.
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? No
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) The instructor should meet the following requirements: Possess a doctoral degree that is appropriate to the area in which they are teaching; have graduate teaching experience in the mental health field.
  29. Objectives: The primary goal of this course is to provide an overview of wraparound services as a vital part of system of care practice and to offer a basic understanding of how these services are conceptualized, practiced and studied. A secondary goal is to demonstrate the family-centered, interdisciplinary and community-based structure of wraparound as the practice model necessary to provide the services needed by those children, adolescents and families that utilize systems of care.
  30. Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:

    1. Understand the evolution of the wraparound philosophy and how this approach became intertwined with the System of Care approach.

    2. Understand the ten principles of wraparound and how the understanding of these principles has evolved and how they will continue to evolve.

    3. Understand the multiple roles that family members have on wraparound teams

    4. Understand how the wraparound service delivery requires a system of care capacity to function and how to create an organizational structure that allows the wraparound services to function within that system.

    5. Understand the fiscal structure necessary to support wraparound services and how such models have been created in communities.

    6. Understand the clinical practice of wraparound, including the development of Child and Family Teams and the application of the wraparound principles to the activities of those teams.

    7. Understand how to apply the principles and practice of wraparound across different populations.

    8. Understand the principles of Evidence-based Practice

    9. Understand the challenges inherent in the study of wraparound services

    10. Know the history of the research of wraparound services and the findings of that study

    11. Know the concepts of wraparound fidelity measurement and how it is being utilized in the tracking of wraparound outcomes and other evidence-based research into wraparound.

    12. Be able to conceptualize the development of an individualized services initiative for a community system of care in terms of its underlying philosophy of care, place in the community’s system of care, its organizational structure and financing, and service delivery practice.

  31. Major Topics: • Introduction to Wraparound

    • History and roots of wraparound; Case studies describing wraparound implementation

    • The 10 Principles of Wraparound: Evolution of a value base

    • Achieving the principles: Focus on strengths-based, Family Voice and Choice, Natural Supports

    • The theory of change for wraparound

    • The research base and wraparound

    • A practice model for wraparound and case studies illuminating the practice model

    • The role of the family partner in wraparound

    • Necessary system and organizational supports for wraparound

    • Case example of setting up a community to implement wraparound

    • Approaches to training, coaching, and supervision for wraparound implementation, including parent partner supports

    • Accountability and Measuring implementation of wraparound

    • Financing wraparound

    • Wraparound in the schools

  32. Textbooks: Dennis, K. W. & Lourie, I. S. (2006). Everything is Normal Until Proven Otherwise: A book about wraparound services. Washington, DC:Child Welfare League of America

    Burchard, JD and Burchard, SN. (1993). One Kid At a Time: Evaluative Case Studies and Description of the Alaska Youth Initiative Demonstration Project. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Child Development Center, National Technical Assistance Center for Child Mental Health.

    National Wraparound Initiative (2006), A Family Guide to Wrapaound.

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