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The Family and Children First Council guides the Service Coordination/Wraparound process in our community. This Council includes parents, service providers, business leaders, and community representatives. The Family and Children First Council is committed to developing a strong working partnership with the local community and its members. Key differentiation includes:
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Wraparound is a process which develops and carries out plans for children, individuals and their families who have very complex needs. Families who have used traditional services may find Wraparound helpful in meeting the family's identified needs. The Wraparound process is implemented with the involvement of those people important to the family. Wraparound improves the lives of families by building on their strengths. It encourages them to make helpful, caring connections in the community. The Wraparound process ensures that services are focused on the needs of the individual and his or her family.
Key elements are based on the strengths of the individual and the family and include:
A Team facilitator works with the family to identify four to ten people who know the family best. People involved can be family members, a minister, a close friend, a coach, or others that are natural supports to the family, along with agency personnel. These people form a family team. The team works together to achieve the goals chosen by the family.
The individual family has:
The facilitator, trained in the Wraparound process, is responsible for keeping the team focused on the family's goals. The family works with the facilitator to ensure the plan is right for them.