The Virginia Wraparound Implementation Center (VWIC) provides High Fidelity Wraparound (HFW) training, coaching, and technical assistance for the Commonwealth of Virginia. HFW training is provided in collaboration with the Office of Children’s Services.

VWIC was established in 2019 in order to carry on the work of the Virginia Wraparound Center of Excellence (COE). VWIC was developed from funds from a SAMHSA federal grant award and is currently operated by United Methodist Family Services (UMFS). VWIC’s Advisory Board is comprised of one-third youth, parents, and community stakeholders respectively. The Advisory Board assists in ensuring youth and family voice in the design and implementation of all VWIC activities.

The Virginia COE began in 2013 because of a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA) federal grant award. The Virginia Wraparound COE opened as a partnership between the Office of Children’s Services (OCS) and the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS). OCS continues to support Virginia’s implementation of High Fidelity Wraparound through training and implementation resources, as well as promoting wraparound with state and local partners, including local Children’s Services Act (CSA) programs.

The Commonwealth of Virginia will have a trained workforce that is committed to the High Fidelity Wraparound model. Through collaboration, the workforce will demonstrate investment in fidelity, sustainability and ongoing professional development in order to best serve the most at risk youth, their families, and communities.

We commit to promoting and supporting best practices, consistency, and quality assurance for Virginia’s Wraparound workforce in order to increase positive outcomes for children, youth, and families.

VWIC continues to collaborate with OCS to provide HFW training. All HFW Training opportunities are announced through the ICC Listserv. If you would like to be added to the Listserv or have questions regarding training please complete the “Contact Us” form below.

Many agencies and regions participate in regular Skills-Based Practice Groups in order to maintain their skills. If you are interested in learning more about a group near you please reach out through the “Contact Us” form below.

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