What is MiiWrap?
There are some things that seem to naturally go together: children and laughter, wind and waves, love and life, sun and moon, and Wraparound and Motivational Interviewing. The last two are Evidenced-Based Practices designed to assist families and individuals facing significant complex needs for behavior change in their lives. Together wraparound and motivational interviewing have over 70 years of combined research and implementation across the globe. Alone they offer powerful opportunities to reclaim lives, fused together, these two models support, strengthen and increase the potential for the positive change for a wide range of individuals and families.
The Wraparound process aims to achieve positive outcomes by providing a structured, creative and individualized team-based planning and implementation process that, compared to traditional treatment planning and service provision, results in plans that are more effective and more relevant to the child and family. The inclusion of natural supports improves sustainable outcomes. Motivational interviewing is a directive, client-centered counseling style for eliciting behavior change by helping clients explore and resolve ambivalence. While Wraparound is focused on the process and structure of helping families, Motivational Interviewing is more focused on counselor style and relational and conventional change. Together they provide an excellent MiiWrap of structure and style.