The National Wraparound Implementation Center’s (NWIC) wraparound practice model is an evidence-based care coordination model targeting children, youth, and families with severe emotional or behavioral needs. Based in an ecological model, wraparound draws upon the strengths and resources of a committed group of family, friends, professionals, and community members. Wraparound mobilizes resources and talents from a variety of sources resulting in the creation of a plan of care that is the best fit between the family vision and story, team mission, strengths, needs, and strategies.

The NWIC wraparound model was mandated by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) as the care coordination model required for organizations providing Intensive Case Management (ICM). Historically, providers have been able to begin billing for ICM services when the wraparound facilitator completes the initial course in the training series (Introduction to Wraparound), with the remaining two courses of the series needing to be completed by the facilitator within one year. Please refer to the Health and Human Services Commission for questions related to billing. The Texas Institute for Excellence in Mental Health (TIEMH) is pleased to provide both training and coaching in the NWIC wraparound model for the state of Texas.