Our Philosophy


The Wraparound process works with families in customizing a treatment plan utilizing a wide array of community based services through a provider network of both agency and individualized providers.  The treatment team, including family, providers, and natural supports, adhere to the following principles of the wraparound model:

Family Voice and Choice

Family and child perspectives are intentionally elicited and prioritized during all phases of the wraparound process. The team strives to provide options and choices such that the plan reflects family values and preferences.

Team Based

The wraparound team consists of individuals agreed upon by the family committed to them through informal, formal and community support and service relationships.

Natural Supports

The team actively seeks out and encourages the full participation of team members drawn from family members’ networks of interpersonal and community relationships. The wraparound plan reflects activities and interventions that draw on sources of natural support.


Team members work cooperatively and share responsibility for developing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating a single wraparound plan. The plan reflects a blending of team members’ perspectives, mandates, and resources. The plan guides and coordinates each team member’s work toward meeting the team’s goal.

Community Based

The wraparound team implements service and support strategies that take place in the most inclusive, most responsive, most accessible and least restrictive settings possible; and that safely promote child and family integration into home and community life.

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.


To achieve the goals laid out in the wraparound plan, the team develops and implements a customized set of strategies, supports and services.

Strength Based

The wraparound process and the wraparound plan identify, build on and enhance the capabilities, knowledge, skills and assets of the child and family, their community and other team members.


Despite challenges, the team persists in working toward the goals included in the wraparound plan until the team reaches agreement that a formal wraparound process is no longer required.

Outcome Based

The team ties the goals and strategies of the wraparound plan to observable or measurable indicators or success, monitors progress in terms of these indicators, and revises the plan accordingly.

“The Resource Guide for Wraparound”, National Wraparound Initiative. First edition, November 2007