Family Involvement Essential in Wraparound

posted Jun 14, 2013, 12:56 PM by Katelyn Lamb   [ updated Jun 14, 2013, 12:56 PM by Unknown user ]
“George” began wraparound at the end of 6th grade due to academic, behavioral, and social struggles that increased his risk for alternative school placement.  George’s grand-mother provided a strong support system at home, and was determined to help him stay in the general education classroom and graduate from high school.  To strengthen the family’s trust and connection with the team, the wraparound facilitator communicated with George’s grandmother multiple times per week and emailed his Daily Progress Report (DPR) sheet each day.  
 
With team focus on George’s strengths (attendance and class participation), he began to engage in positive behavior with peers.  After 18 months, George’s needs had become strengths and his office discipline referrals went from eight at baseline to zero for every other time period.