ABOUT HIGH-FIDELITY WRAPAROUND
High-Fidelity Wraparound (HFW) is a process within the framework of a System of Care. HFW is an evidence-based approach to family-driven, teambased, collaborative planning for developing and implementing individualized care plans for children and youth with significant mental illness, emotional disturbance and/or behavioral disorders.
HFW is not case management, it is the Department of Human Services’ (DHS) highest intensity service coordination with the goal of ensuring youth with acute needs are able to remain in their homes, schools and communities without the need for residential or out-of-home services.
HFW Facilitators are credentialed to facilitate this high-intensity, high-frequency intervention to families of youth with complex needs who meet referral criteria and traditional methods of service delivery have not been effective.
The national System of Care philosophy is based on the following core values and guiding principles:
Culturally and linguistically competent
Broad array of effective services and supports
Individualized, wraparound practice approach
Least restrictive settings
Family and youth partnerships
Services for young children
Services for youth and young adults in transition to adulthood
Linkage with promotion, prevention and early identification