Wraparound Intervention Increases Academic & Behavioral Success (09/07)

posted Feb 7, 2011, 8:18 AM by Cheryle Kennelly   [ updated Feb 7, 2011, 8:21 AM ]
A sixth grade student was referred for tertiary level support in March 2007. The student had poor grades, behavioral problems throughout the year and was in danger of failing. Initial conversations between a school social worker trained as a wrap facilitator and the student’s mother identified his biggest needs as a feeling of acceptance and belonging at both home and school.  A wraparound team was developed, and the team implemented a range of interventions including a Check and Connect system, after-school tutoring, “advocates” at school, and community mental health supports. The student passed sixth grade and experienced a considerable reduction in behavioral incidences.