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May 11, 2009 permalink
Wraparound services refers to a program in which a large number of professionals collaborate on the treatment of one child, brought under control of the therapeutic system by the courts. From the point of view of the "Teen" in the chart, it looks like being surrounded by hostile forces. Wraparound is expanding into Ontario.
WrapAround program gets funding boost
Posted By VALERIE MACDONALD, May 11, 2009
More trained volunteer facilitators to expand the WrapAround Northumberland program to help county families will be possible because of a $105,300 Ontario Trillium Foundation grant issued last week.
"We are making children's lives as complete as we can through WrapAround Northumberland," Children's Aid Society (CAS) of Northumberland board chair Marilyn Curson said at the funding announcement.
The program is managed by the local CAS.
The grant is for three years to expand the work that began six years ago, says WrapAround's Jane Ashmore.
"WrapAround is a support program which brings together formal and informal services to assist families and individuals develop plants to address complex social problems they may face...," a media release states. "Teams are composed of professionals, community members, friends and family. The circle of support is guided by a trained facilitator who also assists in developing an individualized plan built on existing strengths."
A new co-ordinator will be hired with the grant to recruit, train and support the new facilitators and to spread the program countywide, Ashmore said.
Source: Northunberland Today