For Professionals

It is important for professionals to recognize that necessary paradigm shifts are one of the core features of Wraparound. The fundamental components to the Wraparound process are as follows:

  1. In Wraparound, the person/family directs the planning rather than the professionals directing the planning.
  2. Wraparound plans meet the needs of the person/family rather than the needs of the professionals.
  3. Wraparound plans are built on the strengths, culture and resources of the person, their family, their team and their community rather than being based upon a disease of pathology model.
  4. Wraparound plans are flexible and unique to each person/family rather than being set and categorical.
  5. Wraparound teams always include the person/family, their friends and relatives they want on the team, and the community support people and professionals they find helpful rather than the team being made of only the professionals involved.
  6. Wraparound teams initially meet every week or every other week until crises or safety issues for the person/family have been stabilized (and then usually once a month) rather than the usual case conferencing model that sees the team meeting only once every three months or so.

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