Wraparound

Contact number: (530) 245-6623

  • The Shasta County Wraparound Program assists children in living and growing up in safe, stable, and hopefully permanent family environments instead of out-of-home placements, such as a foster care/resource family, Intensive Services Foster Care, or Short Term Residential Therapeutic Program (STRTP).
  • Wraparound is a strengths-based planning process. It occurs in a team setting that engages children, youth and their families.

  • Wraparound shifts focus away from the traditional service-driven, problem-based approach of care. Instead, the program follows a strengths-based, needs-driven approach.

  • Eligible children/youth are Shasta County Child Welfare Dependents and Probation Wards.

  • For Adoption Wraparound, please call (530) 229-8128 to discuss the process.

    What is Wraparound?

  • A teaming and planning process in which families create a Family Vision. The “vision” offers the big picture and provides purpose for the team’s efforts and actions.

  • Promotes collaboration between the services/agencies that support dependent children and families. Involved organizations include Child Welfare, Probation, Public Health, Education, Far Northern Regional Services, and Mental Health Providers.

  • Planning and interventions take time and commitment, along with a team approach to create sustainable change for the family. Interventions are designed with the family and adjusted during the process to fit their needs.

  • A program that can serve the whole family.

  • In addition, Wraparound After Care, is mandated by the State of California to provide 6 months of services to youth who are transitioning back from a Short Term Residential Therapeutic Program (STRTP).

    Wraparound is done in 4 Phases:

  • Engagement - “Hello” (the first 30 days). The Wraparound team meets weekly with the family. This is when the Wraparound team listens and seeks to understand the family and their concerns. The team asks about what the family believes will likely be the most helpful in their unique circumstances. The family starts to develop a “Family Vision” of their goal of Wraparound.

  • Planning – “Help” (the next 30 to 60 days). The team meets weekly, not just to complete a plan but instead to create helpful individualized strategies, supports and interventions. A Child and Family Team meeting is held to decide on how future interventions may meet their needs. The Family Vision is completed. Then, based on the family’s needs assessment and strengths that were identified in during the Engagement phase, the team develops an initial Plan of Care.

  • Implementation – “Healing” (the next 6 to 12 months). The team meets approximately every other week, transitioning to once per month. Wraparound delivers help that is useful and produces outcomes that the family values. Interventions are reviewed and adjusted to make the Family Vision come to life.

  • Transition – “Hope” (the next 1 to 3 months). The team aims toward meeting monthly. Hope happens when healing help is provided. This stage moves the family from the formal support of the Wraparound team to their informal supports that were built and strengthened throughout the Wraparound process. The family uses its members’ strengths to access help for managing the future.