Edgewood WrapAround is founded on the 10 principles of wraparound and provides unconditional care that is family-centered, individualized, culturally-competent, and strength-based.
Edgewood WrapAround is a team-based process, aimed at helping youth and their families in San Francisco County Child Welfare, Probation, and Mental Health systems transition from group care to a family-like setting or at-risk of group home care. Families are referred to Edgewood by child welfare workers, AAP workers, probation officers, and mental health workers.
For each family in WrapAround, a team is developed that includes formal and informal supports identified by the family. The hope is to have more “natural supports” than paid workers. Edgewood WrapAround discovers what each family’s goals and concerns are; then services are designed in a creative and flexible manner to meet these needs. Edgewood WrapAround is able to support children and families who need assistance with issues related to mental health, substance abuse, or co-occurring disorders.
The Wraparound approach focuses on supporting children by enhancing natural resources within their families and communities so that they can live in the least restrictive, most family-like setting possible. Permanency and connectedness are the ultimate goals.
As each child and family is unique, Edgewood WrapAround prides itself on creating individually tailored programs that fit the specific needs of those we serve.
The development of the plan for the family occurs in regularly scheduled Child and Family Team meetings which are a collaborative effort among the Edgewood WrapAround team, the County, the family, and their support network.
These meetings focus on creating and maintaining a family mission, identifying the strengths and needs of the family, and creating goals that the members of the team can achieve to support the family.