FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is the facilitator?
How long is this process?
What is a Strengths, Needs, and Cultural Discovery (SNCD)?
Is the process voluntary?
What exactly are my choices?
Who is my team and when do I get one?
Is a team necessary?

Who is the facilitator?
The facilitator is an agency staff who will assist the family, youth, and child through the process. The facilitator remains neutral, will listen without judgment and build on the team strengths. The facilitator will help people put together a team of supportive individuals.

How long is this process?
For many people referred to the wraparound program the process lasts 6-18 months. As more and more needs are being met, the team will meet less frequently and begin to focus on transitioning families out of wraparound.

What is a Strengths, Needs, and Cultural Discovery (SNCD)?
The Strengths, Needs, and Cultural Discovery is one of the most important parts of wraparound. It’s basically a family or youths “story”. The facilitator will gather information on different life areas to get a better understanding of one’s strengths, culture, and needs. The facilitator will also gather information from others who know the family or youth well and care about them. The Discovery is a document that will change as individuals do and as the facilitator learns more about the individual.

Is the process voluntary?
Yes. You can withdraw from wraparound at any time after you’ve engaged with the facilitator. This reflects our principle of Voice and Choice.

What exactly are my choices?
The point of wraparound is to involve families or youth as much as possible in the choices and planning that affect their lives. In wraparound you will:

  • help pick and guide your support team.
  • create your plan with input from team members.
  • include activities and interests in your plan that you like.

Who is my team and when do I get one?
The team should be comprised of people you choose. It should include formal services that you might be involved with (Case Worker, Probation Officer, etc.) as well as people who you consider a support to you personally (Aunt, Coworker, Minister, friend, etc.). You will be asked to start thinking about who you want on your team when you first meet your facilitator. A team should consist of 6-8 people.

Is a team necessary?
A team is necessary. It increases the options that you have to choose from and helps in the responsibility of certain tasks. If you can’t think of anyone to be on your team your facilitator will help you think of people.