Wraparound was designed to meet the needs of children who are involved with several child and family-serving systems (i.e., mental health, child welfare, special ed, etc.), who are at risk of placement in institutional settings, and experience emotional, behavioral, or mental health difficulties. The Wraparound process is family-centered, meaning key members of the family and their social network work with providers to build a creative plan to keep the child safely at home. Service delivery may include adoption-competent therapeutic and behavioral interventions. The average duration of the program is typically around 14 months. Wraparound can be delivered in various settings including, adoptive home, birth family home, foster/kinship care, or a community-based agency. Wraparound has developed some materials in Spanish.

Transition the child in out of home placement back home, and stabilize placement for child at risk of out of home care.