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The 10 Essential Elements of Wraparound

  1. Must be based in the community.
  2. Services & supports must be individualized, built on strengths, & meet the needs of children & families across life domains.
  3. The process must be culturally competent.
  4. Families must be full & active partners in every level.
  5. The approach must be team-driven, involving the family, child, natural supports, agencies, & community services working together to develop, implement,& evaluate the individualized service plan.
  6. Child & family teams must have adequate, flexible approaches & flexible funding.
  7. Plans must include a balance of formal services & informal community & family resources.
  8. An unconditional commitment to serve children & families is essential.
  9. Plans should be developed & implemented through an interagency, community-based collaborative process.
  10. Outcomes must be determined & measured for the system, for the program, & for the individual child & family.

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