Gateway Longview’s Care Coordination program uses the wraparound process to help families and youth age 5-17 who are facing many difficulties to discover their strengths and resources, build a supportive team, and learn skills that will meet their multiple needs, so they can stay together in their communities, preventing placement and hospitalization.
Wraparound process is a family-directed, youth guided approach that recognizes each child is unique and respects the family’s right to be responsible for their own children.
- Care Coordinators assist families in identifying their strengths and needs.
- Care Coordinators assist the family to build a Child Family Team (CFT) that will help them to achieve their goals now and after Care Coordination ends.
- Care Coordinators help families to facilitate their Child Family Team (CFT) meeting at least once a month. At the CFT, a plan is developed to address the family’s needs, progress toward achieving the plan is reviewed, and changes are made in the plan, if needed.
- Care Coordinators encourage families to utilize the supports within their family and community as well as link them to needed system supports. If needed a Care Coordinator will access paid providers to provide services to the family that would not be available elsewhere in the system of care.
- Families should expect to meet with their Care Coordinator at least twice a month. Additionally, families will be busy meeting with other team members to learn new skills that will help them stay together. While the Wraparound Process can be intense, families can achieve their goals within eight months.
- Gateway Longview’s Care Coordination receives all referrals from Erie County’s Family Voices Network.
For more information on Gateway Longview’s Care Coordination program, call (716) 783-3100.