Services are provided in a Wraparound process as identified by the National Wraparound Initiative. This planning process brings people together as a team from different parts of the familyís life to work together coordinating their plans and activities while blending their perspectives of the familyís needs, strengths, goals and supports. These families reflect diversity among socioeconomics, but all face multiple challenges which may include addiction, recovery and mental health concerns.
Additionally, Fairfield County was identified as an ENGAGE community by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services and Ohio Family Children First Council. The purpose of ENGAGE, Engaging the New Generation to Achieve Their Goals through Empowerment, is to improve outcomes related to health, education, employment and living stability for high risk youth and young adults ages 14 to 21 through the evidence-based High-Fidelity Wraparound practice. Through grant funding of up to $44,100 during FY 15, this program hopes to reach as many as 21 identified youth utilizing the same MSY/Wraparound process and services mentioned above.
The High-Fidelity Wraparound Program, funded by a Department of Youth Services (DYS) Competitive RECLAIM Category II Grant, was implemented in 2015 as a partnership between the councilís Multi-System Youth (MSY) Committee and Fairfield County Juvenile Court. With program goals to reduce recidivism and out-of-home placements, moderate to high risk youth are identified by Juvenile Court and have access to services similar to traditional MSY: service coordination, parent education, respite, home-based counseling, positive activities, and mentors.
RECLAIM High-Fidelity Wraparound Program & ENAGAGE