WrapCT Wraparound Trainings
Wraparound is a philosophy of care with a defined planning process used to build constructive relationships and support networks among children and youth with emotional or behavioral challenges and their families. It is community based, culturally relevant, individualized, strength-based, and family-centered. Wraparound plans are comprehensive and address multiple life domains across home, school, and community. The following trainings offer the philosophy and practical skills needed for Wraparound:
- Utilizing the Wraparound Planning Process: An Introduction and Orientation
Introduction to Wraparound Practice Model and how to implement child and family teams.
- Crisis Safety Planning
How to write and carry out effective crisis safety plans using the Wraparound Process.
- Building Child and Family Team Facilitation Skills
Build skills in running a well-organized and efficient team meeting and learn how to get the right people to the table.
- Building Child and Family Teams Using Natural & Informal Supports
How to engage families and others in developing well balanced child and family teams.
- Engaging Families
Methods to enhance participants’ ability to engage families in a meaningful way.
- Conflict Resolution
Methods to assist facilitators in preventing and managing conflict in a child and family team meeting and amongst team members during the planning process.
- Transition Planning
How to do transition planning utilizing the four phases of Wraparound, moving teams away from formal system involvement to community support.
- Supervising and Coaching Using the Child and Family Team Wraparound Process
Teaching the necessary skills for supervising anyone responsible for implementing the Wraparound Process.
- Changing Agency Culture
As a leader, you are a change agent…but you are not the ONLY change agent. Learn tools to support the change process in a collaborative way in your organization.
Wraparound Overview: Spanish
This training will provide an overview of the Wraparound process in Spanish, navigating some of the most common challenges encountered by the Latino families we serve.
FAVOR, INC. Training Opportunities
FAVOR, Inc. is a non-profit statewide Multicultural family organization serving families, youth and youth adults dealing with a broad spectrum of behavioral and mental health needs by providing family peer support, leadership and policy initiatives. To schedule a training, contact FAVOR, Inc. Family Engagement Programming by phone at (860) 563-3232 ext. 106.
- Network of Care Agents of Transformation Training
Workshop helps family members develop the skills necessary to become Network of Care Champions. Topics include: increase your knowledge of System of Care values and principles, enhance your knowledge of Connecticut’s Network of Care Transformation Initiative–CONNECT, develop skills to bring family voice to local, regional and state decision-making tables, develop and strengthen the Family Engagement Action Team network and improve family engagement in policy and practice.
- Persuasive Storytelling
This workshop focuses on the use of personal stories, one of the most effective tools for children’s behavioral health advocates. Personal stories are especially powerful when communicating with system partners, provider agencies, media and other families and youth. During this session, participants learn and practice skills for telling their personal story. Participants are taught how to create their Single Overriding Communication Objective (SOCO). A SOCO is the reason a presentation or speech is done. Participants learn that if they stay true to their SOCO, there will be no doubt in the audience’s mind about what they stand for and what message they are trying to convey. This training is highly interactive.
- How to Be Your Child’s Best Advocate
Focus is on educational advocacy, including what to do when your child is struggling in school, the PPT process, laws parents need to know, effective communication and collaboration skills, how to work with school professionals when disagreements occur, and resources for parents with children who have behavioral health challenges.
- Data 101
This workshop provides families with the tools necessary to feel confident reading and working with data. Participants will learn what data is, how to read data and how to collect data. The workshop explores the differences between quantitative and qualitative data and shows how data is involved in our everyday lives. The mean, median, mode and frequency are discussed and taught through examples. Most importantly, this workshop provides participants with knowledge of how to use data to make informed decisions.
An interactive presentation designed to introduce youth to the Children’s Behavioral Health System and to mental health as an important part of your overall health. It focuses on three pillars—Physical, Mental and Social Health—and allows the participants to see how they can all be interconnected. The presentation also dedicates time to discuss the difference between Mental Health and Mental Illness as it relates to the culture of their school and community. CONNECTing Youth allows time to brainstorm ways that youth can take charge and bring awareness to health, wellness and reducing the stigma of mental illness.
- Persuasive Storytelling – Youth & Young Adults
Focuses on walking youth and young adults through the process of telling their stories honestly and exactly the way you want in your own words. The workshop discusses the sharing circle, the importance of knowing your audience and understanding how to apply the pain to power philosophy. The workshop closes with participants beginning to create an outline for their story.
- Support Group Facilitation Training
This training addresses the need to nurture, empower, and educate families of children with mental health, behavioral or emotional challenges who are current facilitators or are interested in facilitating support groups. Participants will learn the following skills: listening awareness, communication skills, stages of human emotional response, strategies for handling challenging and difficult behaviors, facilitator skills and strategies, what makes a good support group, support group member responsibilities, support group facilitator.
- Youth Mental Health First Aid
Has been primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people, but has been extended to young adults at least 17 years old. The training is designed to teach young adults how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD), and eating disorders.
- The Youth Engagement Assessment Tool
Is intended to evaluate an organizations youth-adult work readiness. The assessment tool aim to strengthen the organizations level of youth engagement within their agency. This assessment tool focuses on helping organization come to a common definition of what youth engagement is and steps necessary to grow effectively in creating space and opportunity for young people to be active partners in organizational practice and governance.