Assessing the wraparound process during family planning meetings

Michael H. Epstein, Philip D. Nordness, Krista Kutash, Al Duchnowski, Sheryl Schrepf, Greg J. Benner, J. Ron Nelson

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Research and evaluation of the wraparound process has typically focused on outcomes, service providers, and costs. While many of these studies describe a process that is consistent with the wraparound approach, few studies have reported attempts to monitor or measure the treatment fidelity of the wraparound process. The purpose of this study was to assess the fidelity of the wraparound process in a community-based system of care using the Wraparound Observation Form-Second Version. Results from 112 family planning meetings indicated some strengths and weaknesses within the current system. Families and professionals were frequently involved in the planning and implementation of the wraparound process. However, informal supports and natural family supports were not present in a majority of the meetings. Given the significant number of youth served in wraparound programs, the benefits of using the Wraparound Observation Form-Second Version as an instrument to monitor the fidelity of the wraparound approach should not be ignored.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)352-362
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Behavioral Health Services and Research
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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