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WRAPAROUND WITH INTENSIVE SERVICES (WISe)

What Wraparound is:

  • A teaming together around a youth and his/her family
  • The team consists of:
    • Natural supports such as family, neighbors, friends
    • Informal supports such as pastors, mentors other volunteers involved
    • Formal supports such as case managers, teachers, doctors, therapists, (where applicable): CPS workers, probation officers
  • The team meets at least once a month to identify and plan around
    • Strengths
    • Needs
    • Brainstorming solutions
    • Picking solutions to try
    • Assigning who will do what in the solutions
    • Planning the next meeting
  • Meant to help stabilize youths and families
    • Can be as short as 6 months
    • On average is about 14 months

 

What Intensive Services Are:

  • Services provided by the WISe mental health team:
    • Care Coordinator
    • WISe Therapist
    • Psychiatric Prescriber
  • Services are intense in nature at least 3 hours a week between the team members
  • Include having someone who knows you respond when there is a crisis

 

Who Qualifies for WISe Services:

  1. Youths from age 5 up through age 20 and their families
  2. Youths who are in need of intense mental health services of at least 12 hours per month
  3. Youths who are struggling in at least one other community service area such as:
    • School
    • Juvenile Justice
    • DD services
    • Child Protective Services

Who Can Identify and Refer:

  • Involved Formal Supports including but not limited to:
    • Teachers
    • Juvenile Justice
    • Child Protective Services Workers
    • Primary Care
    • DDA or ESD Services
    • Mental Health Professionals
  • Parents
  • Youth over 12 years of age

 

How to Make a Referral:

  • Call Willapa Behavioral Health (WBH) at 360-642-3787
  • Let the receptionist know of your interest in WISe
  • The receptionist will put you in touch with the WISe Supervisor or Care Coordinator
  • The Care Coordinator will start the engagement process
    • Current clients with WBH
      • The Coordinator and Family Advocate will start working with the family towards setting up the Wrap Team
      • The Supervisor will meet with the family to conduct an initial Child and Adolescent Needs And Strengths (CANS) screen 
      • The Therapist will work with the family to update the mental health service plan to reflect WISe
    • Referrals from Formal Supports for youths not currently a WBH client:
      • The Coordinator and Family Advocate will make contact with the youth and/or family being referred to talk about WISe and start the process
      • An Intake Assessment  will be set up with the Supervisor that will include the assessment for mental health services and a CANS screening
    • Self-Referrals from youths and/or their families:
      • The Coordinator and/or Family Advocate will meet with the youth and/or family to discuss WISe and start the process
      • An Intake Assessment  will be set up with the Supervisor that will include the assessment for mental health services and a CANS screening

For more information about WISe services in Washington State please see:

https://www.dshs.wa.gov/sites/default/files/SESA/publications/documents/22-1594.pdf  

https://www.dshs.wa.gov/bha/.../wraparound-intensive-services-wise-implementation