The WrapAround Process: Six Key Words
WrapAround treats individuals holistically. The goal is not just to fix a particular problem, but also to equip participants to take charge of their own lives so they can confidently face whatever problem may arise.
Where does the family see themselves in six, twelve or eighteen months? Where are they living? What are they doing? Who are the people in their lives? Again, the focus is not on what we think participants need, but on their goals whatever they may be. The facilitator’s role here, as throughout the whole process, is to be a great encourager. “You can do it; we can help.”
In WA, we work toward turning people’s attention from their problems to the gifts, abilities and other resources they have which can help them overcome their problems. The emphasis is on creating a strengths-based, optimistic mind-set for the family.
We teach participants not only to see the good in their own lives, but also positive influences in the lives of those around them. We all need the support of a loving community. In WA, we try to gather up the elements of goodness in people’s lives and bring them together into a critical mass that makes something good happen.
Bringing a better future into reality means not being enslaved to the moment. WA Facilitators teach the family and team to plan step by step for the accomplishment of their vision.
The sense of satisfaction gained from achieving a goal can restore participants’ self-confidence and lead them to believe they can do much more. The team perseveres together with the participants until their goals are accomplished.