Wraparound is a strength-based, family centered, needs driven individualized process. Wraparound utilizes a series of steps to guide service planning for children with or at-risk of emotional and behavioral challenges and their families. The wraparound process provides comprehensive, community-based services and support to assist families as they work toward reunification or to in order to remain with their families and communities.

A team of staff comprised of a Family Facilitator, Parent Partner, and Behavioral Specialist works along side the family and their natural support system (such as relatives and family friends) and professionals from schools and other agencies to create and implement individualized comprehensive plans. These plans are designed to help the child/youth maintain stability and safety in their homes, schools, and communities by addressing the family’s needs in the following twelve life domains:

  • Safety
  • Family
  • Social/Friends
  • Emotional/Behavioral
  • Education/Vocation
  • Work
  • Money
  • Housing
  • Health/Medical
  • Cultural/Spiritual
  • Legal
  • Recreation

The wraparound process helps families rediscover hope and develop safety planning. Through wraparound, families develop an effective support network, increase their sense of competence, acquire new skills for managing the special needs of their child, and have access to the supportive resources they need to build brighter futures for themselves.


Intensive psychotherapy, individual and/or family therapy sessions are provided as-needed by a Master’s level therapist. These services are provided to the child and the family in non-clinical settings such as the home, school, or a community location.

Behavioral Specialist
The role of a behavioral specialist is to work one-on-one with youth in school and in their homes creating and implementing effective behavioral and academic interventions. The behavioral specialist collaborates with the team to develop intervention strategies that address the child/youth’s unique needs and triggers.

Parent Partner
The role of a parent partner is to utilize their first hand experience with navigating the public agencies:DCFS, Probation, DMH and or the special education system to support and guide caregivers. Parent Partners are a family advocate that acts as a liaison between the caregivers and formal agencies. Parent Partners mentor caregivers in a variety of areas such as stress management, problem solving, communication skills, anger management, money management, and behavior interventions.

Family Facilitator
The role of the Facilitator is to provide intense case management and organize formal and informal supports. The Facilitator developments the Family Teams and guides them through the wraparound process ensuring adherence to the model fidelity and values. The Facilitator oversees the teams planning and implementation of their individualized care plan.

Oak Grove is a Wraparound service provider to assigned Riverside Department of Children Services cases. Oak Grove can also contract for individual services to families throughout Riverside, San Diego, San Bernardino and select areas as needed.


Contact Misty Kerrigan, Program Director
mistyk@oakgrovecenter.org or 951.677.5599

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