Wraparound exists to serve families who need more help coordinating their care. The goal of Wraparound is to help kids, teens and young adults stay in their home, community, and/or school.
Wraparound utilizes a team of caring professionals, friends, and family who use standardized principles to meet the needs of families.
Wrap creates a place to serve and coordinate services for families who work with multiple service agencies. For example: Juvenile Justice, Child Welfare, Schools, and Mental Health Agencies, etc.
How do I Access Wrap Services?
Our certified facilitator provides Wraparound services in the five surrounding counties: Clark, Garland, Hot springs, Montgomery, and Pike. It is most common of a child’s therapist to refer to the Wrap team for services.
For more information, please join us at our CCC meeting (held in conjunction with the SOC meeting detailed below) that is held once a month at OBHAW in Hot Springs. This meeting is designed to provide you an opportunity to meet other Wrap families and network with agency representatives from across our communities.
Please contact Community Care Director, Stacy Casbon, at (501) 304-6951 with any questions regarding Wraparound Services.
System of Care (SOC) Meetings
We would like to invite you to our SOC meeting that is held on the 3rd Tuesday of every month from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at Ouachita Behavioral Health and Wellness in Hot Springs.
This is your chance to meet our System of Care (SOC) committee and take part in the decisions that involve your Wraparound team and other Wraparound teams in our region. It is important to have your input so that we, as a committee will know what is working in our region and for our families. We look forward to seeing your and other family members that you would like to invite in hopes that you would like to join our CCC or visit us periodically.
Stacy Casbon, Community Care Director | (501) 620-5188
Shayla Barnes, Wraparound Specialist | (501) 624-7111
Jamie Baltzell, Family Support Partner | (501) 620-5149
Gidget Bouton, Adult Liaison | (501) 762-6959
Carson Taylor, Youth Liaison | (501) 318-7933
Frequently Asked Questions
Child and Adolescent Service System Program (CASSP)
Care Coordinating Council (CCC)
System of Care (SOC)
Care Coordinating Director (CCD)
- How does the Wraparound Process work?
Typically a referral is submitted by the child’s therapist. The Community Care Director reviews each referral to determine eligibility. If eligible, she will contact the parent/guardian to set up an appointment to explain the process, sign release paperwork, and receive proof of income. After this process is complete, the file is handed to the Wraparound Specialist to set-up an appointment to complete the “Initial” paperwork (family history, discuss who you want on your Wrap Team, and schedule the first Wraparound Meeting). It is required that a Wraparound Meeting be held every month to review progress, however, an emergency Wrap can be requested at any time. The parent/guardian must be present for each meeting. It is encouraged for the family to bring as many “natural supports” to the meeting as possible. Natural supports are considered anyone who is there to help in your day to day life.
- How long does the Wraparound Process last?
Services can last up to 12 – 18 months depending on the families’ needs. An individualized Wrap plan is developed at the first Wraparound Meeting. How long it takes the team to complete each goal is how long the process takes. Once all the goals have been completed, the youth is graduated out of the program. We understand that crises do arise. If you have graduated from the program and find yourself in need of services again, a new referral can be submitted.
- What can Wraparound Services do for me?
Each Wraparound Plan is individualized to meet the family’s needs. Each Wraparound Meeting is customized for that particular child. The entire team decides what the needs are. Wraparound Services are used to direct you to the resources available in your community. Wraparound does have funds available but they are to be used as a last resort. Wraparound can NOT pay your overdue bills, to fix your car, or buy you expensive toys.
Wraparound Brochure (PDF)