About

High Fidelity Wraparound supports children and youth with complex emotional and behavioral needs by focusing on the goals of the family. High Fidelity Wraparound is a structured, team-based process that uses an evidenced-based, nationally recognized model that honors family voice and choice, and understands the needs of community providers working with families and children struggling with mental health issues. Wraparound facilitators partner with families, leveraging their voice and strengths to develop a family-driven plan that supports successful transitions from residential placement or to avoid out-of-home placement. The youth and families we serve must either live in Hennepin County or be working with a Hennepin County Mental Health Case Manager or Child Protection Worker. 

Eligibility

Ages served
4-17
Genders served
All genders
Payments accepted
Services are free to participants and is funded by Hennepin County
Referral needed?
Yes

Peer support 

Certified Family Support Specialists have experienced the same struggles with their own families. They are here to help and provide guidance from their own lived experiences and work in collaboration with facilitators to keep the family’s voice at the center of the plan. 

Care coordination 

Wraparound facilitators are trained specialists who help families develop their plan, build their social support team, facilitate the process, and ensure families have access to the supports and skills they need to thrive. 

Helping families find a path forward 

Every family has a story and their own hopes and dreams. The families we serve have faced barriers to achieving their goals, often affecting their ability to stay together. Our facilitators and peer specialists work with families to assess each family’s unique needs and develop a plan to build from their strengths to succeed together, helping the family move closer toward their dreams.  

Youth struggling with emotional and behavioral issues often have very complicated care plans from several different providers. Our facilitators work with families to help blend care activities into one cohesive plan that meets the behavioral health needs prioritized by the young person and family. Facilitators also coordinate with other family support staff, including peer specialists who work one-on-one to provide parent peer support. The voices of youth and their families are at the center of each care plan, developing and strengthening the family’s natural support system over time. 

A moment in time does not define a family. This process is designed to help integrate all social service systems and natural supports into one organized and effective plan to help families see the path forward together. 

multigenerational family

10 Guiding Principles

  1. Family voice and choice. Family and youth perspectives are prioritized throughout the process and choices reflect family values and preferences. 
  2. Team based. The team consists of individuals committed to the family through informal, formal, and community support and service relationships and is agreed upon by the family. 
  3. Natural supports. The plan reflects activities and interventions that draw on sources of natural support for the family, such as the family’s interpersonal connections and community relationships. 
  4. Collaboration. Team members work collaboratively to develop, implement, monitor, and evaluate the plan. 
  5. Community-based. The team implements service and support strategies that take place in the most inclusive, most responsive, most accessible, and least restrictive settings possible, safely promoting child and family integration into home and community life. 
  6. Culturally competent. The process builds on the values, preferences, beliefs, culture, and identify of the family and their community.  
  7. Individualized. The team develops and implements a customized set of strategies, supports, and services. 
  8. Strengths based. The process and plan identify, build on, and enhance the capabilities, knowledge, skills, and assets of the child and family, their community, and other team members. 
  9. Persistence. Despite challenges, the team persists in working toward the goals of the plan until the team reaches an agreement that a formal process is no longer needed. 
  10. Outcome based. The team ties the goals and strategies of the plan to observable or measurable indicators of success, monitors progress, and revises the plan accordingly. 

Certifications & Affiliations