The first cohorts of the new Foundations of MiiWrap online course started in September. The first students are coaches, many of which currently coach or supervise wraparound staff. And some of the coaches are already are teaching MiiWrap classes of their own.
While we’ve listed some of the benefits of MiiWrap and our new training, our current students are kind enough to do the same. They are coaches who’ve used Wraparound for years. They’ve seen some of the cases where Wraparound has fallen short, and how the integration of Motivational Interviewing has the promise to fill this gap.
Some had also seen MiiWrap in action already and were excited for a training opportunity that allowed them to bring MiiWrap to their own practice and agencies. The online course makes MiiWrap accessible to more people. Our hope is to make MiiWrap available to any agency that sees a need.
We know that good coaches are the key to good and sustainable services. Supporting coaches through our learning community and making agencies into learning organizations is integral to ongoing success. This course is the first link to our learning community, where coaches will support one another through the process and make a lasting community of ongoing development.
And ultimately, the purpose of MiiWrap is to provide the best services to the most people. Our coaches identified the power of MiiWrap to meet the needs of their communities. MiiWrap not only helps people in crisis, but builds stronger communities by building self-efficacy and motivation.