Te Kahu Tōī, Intensive Wraparound Service (IWS)

Wraparound differs from many other service delivery strategies, in that it provides a comprehensive, holistic, youth and family/whānau driven way of responding when children or youth experience significant challenges in their lives.

Wraparound put the child/youth and their family/whānau at the centre. With support from a team of professionals (including a Ministry psychologist and an Intensive Wraparound Facilitator) and natural supports, the family/whānau ideas and perspectives about what they need and what will be helpful drive all the work in wraparound.

Who IWS is for

Te Kahu Tōī, Intensive Wraparound Services (IWS) is a support programme for young people aged 5-14 years who:

  • have behaviour, social and/or learning needs that are highly complex and challenging (and may have associated intellectual difficulty), and
  • require support at school, at home and in the community.

Te Kahu Tōī provides a bespoke comprehensive, holistic, youth and family/whānau driven way of responding when children or youth experience significant challenges in their lives.

During the Wraparound process, a team of people who are relevant to the life of the child or youth collaboratively develop an individualised plan of care.

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