Journal of Child and Family Studies

, Volume 5, Issue 1, pp 7–21 | Cite as

Individualized services and supports through the wraparound process: Philosophy and procedures

  • John E. VanDenBerg
  • E. Mary Grealish
Special Issue on Wraparound Services


The wraparound process is emerging as an alternative to the traditional treatment planning processes inherent in categorical services for children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral disorders. We describe the current practices which have been developed in the field. Key elements of the value and philosophical base for the wraparound process are discussed. Proposed procedural steps are described to aid communities in the implementation of the wraparound process. Due to social and policy pressures, it is likely that wraparound process implementations will continue to develop.

Key Words

wraparound process categorical services treatment planning children with emotional and behavioral disorders 


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© Human Sciences Press, Inc. 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • John E. VanDenBerg
    • 1
  • E. Mary Grealish
    • 1
  1. 1.The Community Partnerships GroupPittsburgh

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