The California Department of Social Services (CDSS) describes Wraparound as a planning process that values the engagement of the child and his/her family in a manner that shifts from a problem focused view of issues to building on individual strengths to improve family and child well being. The process is used to engage the family as they identify their own needs and create methods and a plan to meet those needs. The goal is to provide intensive, individualized services and supports to families that will allow children to live and grow up in a safe, stable, permanent family environment.

Tehama County’s Wraparound program for foster youth is a service of the Child Welfare Services division operated by the Tehama County Community Action Agency . Families may be referred for Wraparound services by their social worker or juvenile probation officer. Referrals for the Wraparound program must be approved by the Tehama County Multi-Agency Treatment Team (MATT) in order to be enrolled in the program. The MATT will also monitor the family’s progress in the program.

Families in the Wraparound program will receive intensive case management including regular family team meetings and case planning. A small amount of flexible funding is also available for use in assisting the family in addressing identified barriers and for creative solutions.

For more information on the Wraparound program please contact the Wraparound Coordinator at (530) 528-4136.