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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Youth and Family Training Institute | Evaluated Learning Experience

Five Day High Fidelity Wraparound Team Training


37.5 hours (5 days) 

Approved training venues throughout Pennsylvania

May 2016 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon completion of this training, students will be able to: identify how the High Fidelity Wraparound process can support the youth and family through discussion and activities; describe role responsibilities within the High Fidelity Wraparound team through large group and role discussions; develop a Crisis Prevention Plan that includes prevention, early intervention and intervention activities; and determine when a youth/family is ready to transition out of High Fidelity Wraparound.


This training is a skill-based, integrated learning experience that includes time to practice between days two and three, along with live and ongoing coaching. Teaching methods/strategies include: video cases; lecture; large and small group work; and behavioral rehearsals. The course assesses students’ knowledge via daily reflection questions based on learning objectives and reading assignments. The student’s answers are discussed in detail with a coach. The coach follows a grading rubric to determine if the student passes. Topics include: High Fidelity Wraparound Principles and the Theory of Change; High Fidelity Wraparound roles on team; skills of engagement; orienting the youth and family to High Fidelity Wraparound; developing a Crisis Stabilization Plan; Strength, Needs and Culture Discovery process (Discovery); engaging team members; the importance of natural supports; necessary logistics for arranging meetings; ethical issues in High Fidelity Wraparound; elements of the Discovery that meet credentialing requirements; differences between services, needs and prioritized needs; connecting needs with youth and family vision; measurement strategies and measurement goals; strategies for getting team members to meetings; skills that are addressed in team meetings; wellness, self-care and trauma; Crisis Prevention Plans; the Implementation Phase; working with the youth and family’s ongoing and emerging needs; addressing plans that don’t work; skills for identifying deeper needs; and helping youth and families transition out of the High Fidelity Wraparound process. Prerequisite: Students must be hired as a High Fidelity Wraparound workforce member by a Pennsylvania High Fidelity Wraparound provider. Other individuals can participate if approved by the Youth and Family Training Institute.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours as a social science elective (5/16) (12/21 revalidation).