Wraparound is a program which focuses intensive services on children with the goal of maintaining them in their own home and community. These are youth who would otherwise be placed in out-of-home care settings such as residential treatment programs, group homes, or short term residential therapeutic program. This goal is accomplished by bringing together a unique team comprised of professionals and individuals who know and care about the family. The Child and Family Team (CFT) works together to develop a plan which builds on the family strengths, using both natural supports along with community resources. The Wraparound motto is doing “whatever it takes” to keep the child and family together safely. Referrals for Wraparound are made through Ventura County Probation and Human Services Agency/Children and Family Services.
Wraparound services which also includes Intensive Care Coordination (ICC) and Intensive Home Based Services (IHBS), are key to current reforms to out-of-home placement of dependency children. Behavioral Health and agency partners are committed to the Continuum of Care Reform (CCR) which modifies the Child Welfare system designed; we have come to understanding that children who must live apart from their biological parents do best when they are cared for in committed nurturing family homes. Key to the reform is utilizing data to shorten the time a child remains out of the home or to assist with their return. All outcome measures related to increasing functionality, decrease problem severity, demonstrating progress towards meeting their plan of care goals, and remaining stable in their living environment are gathered and inform the case plan.
Services and Supports:
Families who participate in Wraparound are offered up to two months of follow up support after completing their process as a safety net to ensure successful transition. In addition, ICC and IHBS will also be made available to those children receiving mental health services after Wraparound services are completed to ensure continuity of care as children and family reunite.
To access mental health services, or for immediate help, please call 24/7 1-866-998-2243.