Wyoming is a unique state with amazing people. Each part of our vast, beautiful state deserves an experienced voice from that area. That’s why our team created eight advisory councils around the state. Each of these councils represent different people and play a very important role. The purpose of each council is to have an exchange of ideas and resources that can improve High Fidelity Wraparound (HFWA) and strengthen community support for youth in each part of the state. Council members serve as a resource to Magellan for information, support, and the championing of HFWA.
If you are interested in participating on the advisory council in your region, please Veronica Pedersen directly. Be sure to include your name, e-mail address, and role in HFWA.
Do you have questions or need more information? Email WyomingInfo@MagellanHealh.com
Becoming a provider
Becoming a High Fidelity Wraparound (HFWA) provider with Magellan of Wyoming can be a very rewarding experience! Here are just few ways joining our network is beneficial:
- help families and youth find success, resiliency and their own voice through life’s journey
- build an independent and long-term professional career in the “helping profession”
- a career path which builds on the life experiences of the growing professional
- little to know startup expense
- training and certification supervision provided and covered by Magellan
- begin generating revenue in less than a month
For a more in depth view of HFWA, see our guiding principles, program overview and certification requirements. Also, use our search tool to view the current providers around you.
Steps to become a new provider
- Obtain your National Provider Identifier if you do not already have one
- Complete a current Central Registry and Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI)/Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) background screening
- Complete our Interested Provider Form and return to us, following the instructions on the form
- When we have your interested provider information, we will contact you within 3 days and send you the HFWA Network Application
Contact us at WYProvider@MagellanHealth.com with questions.
MAGELLAN YOUTH LEADERS INSPIRING FUTURE EMPOWERMENT
MY LIFE is a FREE program offered to any youth in the community between the ages of 13 and 23. The program:
- features inspirational speakers, uplifting entertainment, fun activities, free food and information on a variety of topics important to youth
- actively engages youth through teaching, coaching and mentoring
- helps youth use their voices to inspire and create positive change for themselves and others in the community
- puts on regular events, performances, special events, social media, and presentations
- gives youth a place to share their stories and support each other in overcoming obstacles and reaching their goals
Youth can also practice social skills, learn from presenters and provide and receive peer mentoring. MY LIFE members develop critical skills in leadership. They act as advisors to Magellan, providers and other agencies to help improve services and systems that serve youth.
MY LIFE also provides a much-needed voice in the community to combat negative views about behavioral health and foster care issues. The program uses all forms of media including social, print, radio and television. MY LIFE events have received TV news coverage on FOX, CBS, ABC and NBC affiliates.
MY LIFE benefits the individual youth involved by helping them build self-confidence, positive social supports and leadership skills. It also has been beneficial to systems that serve youth by bringing about changes to improve care for youth and young adults.MY LIFE was founded in Arizona in 2008 and now includes 12 groups in Arizona, Louisiana, Nebraska, Pennsylvania and Florida.
Mission and objectives
The MY LIFE model is designed to give youth a voice and an active role in improving youth and young adult systems of care. This includes behavioral health, child welfare and juvenile justice systems. The group has the following objectives:
- To help MY LIFE members develop leadership skills, social skills and positive social supports.
- To help MY LIFE members learn, use and teach advocacy skills to make positive change and become leaders in the community.
- To provide opportunities for MY LIFE members to share their experiences.
- To inspire creativity and provide opportunities for youth to practice and share current talents, while developing new ones.
- To reduce stigma associated with mental health, substance abuse and/or foster care issues. Youth-led community events make this possible.
- To outreach to youth in the community who are in similar situations. Outreach includes workshops and presentations in treatment centers, detention facilities, schools, etc.
- To effect positive change in the systems that serve youth.
- Conduct workshops and presentations for professionals to educate them about the importance of youth involvement and how they can start similar youth programs.