Wraparound Milwaukee is a unique system of care for children with serious emotional, behavioral, and mental health needs and their families.
It utilizes a WRAPAROUND philosophy and approach which focus on strength-based, individualized care. Combined with a unique organizational structure, Wraparound Milwaukee delivers a comprehensive and flexible array of services to youth and their families.
Wraparound Milwaukee has been in existence since 1995. It was developed out of a 6 year, $15 million federal grant that Milwaukee County received from the Center for Mental Health Services in Washington, D.C. Milwaukee County was one of the first 10 such sites funded throughout the country. The intent of the federal grants was to foster the development of more comprehensive, community-based care for children with serious emotional needs and their families.
Wraparound Milwaukee was designed to reduce the use of institutional-based care such as residential treatment centers and inpatient psychiatric hospitals while providing more services in the community and in the child's home. The federal government also stressed more family inclusion in treatment programs along with collaboration among child welfare education, juvenile justice and mental health in the delivery of services.
In 2004, Wraparound Milwaukee was named an exemplary program by the President's New Freedom Comission on Mental Health.
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