wraparound service
 adj.— «It coincided with changes in the child-welfare system, including the development of care-management organizations to work with children and more focus on what’s known as wraparound services. The idea is to supply children with the services they need in their communities, developing local resources—Douglas called them “natural supports”—that families can access easily.» —“Woman’s vision guides foster kids” by Arielle Levin Becker Home News Tribune (East Brunswick, N.J.) Apr. 9, 2006. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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  1. ruth c says:

    May not have originated with, but was certainly spread across the states by, the federal legislation creating CASSP programs for children’s mental health service coordination — “Child and Adolescent Service System Project” Pilot grants were awarded around 1985, the original enabling legislation would have been a few years earlier.

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