The entire Saginaw MAX System of Care is built upon the principles of Wraparound care. But children and families most seriously affected by complex emotional and behavioral challenges may be referred into the more intensive Wraparound planning and care process. It follows a series of steps to help children and their families achieve their goals — and reach their hopes and dreams.
Wraparound supports young people to grow up where they belong: in their homes, in their communities, with their families. It brings people together from different parts of the whole family’s life. Facilitators help these people work together, coordinate their activities and blend their perspectives of the family’s situation. Click here for an example of how Wraparound approaches a case.
It is a team-based process in which everyone is working toward the family’s vision, in which the family plays a key role. The child and his or her family:
- help develop a team and make decisions with its members
- identify the family’s strengths and needs
- consider, with the Wraparound team, actions to meet those needs
- evaluate the effectiveness of the plan
Wraparound care is guided by 10 principles and follows a four-step process. If you’d like to know more about the Wraparound care process and whether or not it’s right for you or your family, contact us at 989.797.3400.