Why wraparound?

What is High Fidelity Wraparound?

High Fidelity Wraparound (HFWA) is a planning process that brings people together from different areas of a family’s life to form a team. The team creates steps to help youth stay in their homes, schools and communities.

Through our partnership with the Wyoming Department of Health, Division of Healthcare Financing (Medicaid), we coordinate care and build teams of support through the High Fidelity Wraparound (HFWA) model to manage day-to-day challenges of children, youth and their families where they live.

Our local Magellan Healthcare, Inc. team serves as the Care Management Entity (CME) for youth with complex behavioral health conditions. A CME manages the HFWA program. Which means we set the rules and provide training for all the people involved in the HFWA process.

We know that behavioral health conditions can create challenges in many areas:

  • at home
  • at school
  • in the community

Our method helps children and youth stay connected to his or her family and be successful in school. We help youth:

  • develop life skills
  • keep ties to their communities
  • support good health
  • prepare to become adults

We use a family-centered approach. We use local community resources to build a team that understands and respects each family's:

  • unique qualities and culture
  • strengths and challenges

We are passionate about what we do and have many agencies and people around the state working on the HFWA model.

Here is a snapshot of how youth and families and Magellan, the Wyoming Department of Health and provider agencies work together in the HFWA process: 

The youth and his/her family is at the center of the HFWA team, working together with Magellan, the WY Dept of Health and provider agencies.