Training opportunities

Vroon VDB believes that training and supporting learning is best evaluated by the outcomes wraparound provides for youth and families. A series of studies by various researchers has demonstrated a direct link between fidelity and outcomes. Higher fidelity results in improved outcomes. Fidelity is improved through performance based training that is based on the Vroon VDB theory of change and clearly specifies the action steps in doing wraparound. Training alone does not result in high fidelity wraparound. Vroon VDB believes that training without coaching is not effective. We always follow training with hands-on coaching of wrap staff. Coaching is really about hands-on teaching. To speed the process of transferring control of the process to the local site, coaching focuses on teaching local program supervisors and coaches how to coach through the process of coaching their own staff. Vroon VDB has developed specialized training for these local coaches which begins before staff training and continues until the local coaches have demonstrated the skill to manage and sustain the learning process.

With the rapid growth of wraparound and strong national standards for the process, agencies are asking for more tools to use to improve their own wraparound coaching and training. As part of helping agencies at all points in the process become more self-sustaining, we offer a line of textbooks. These interactive books include critical information, activities, reflection questions, and more to help staff members meet the requirements of all of our certification processes. These new and versatile tools will help you and your staff provide the best possible wraparound process and are designed to be used in many ways: supervisor/coaches can use them to guide staff step by step through the process, or they can be used in stand-up training mode, or in combination. Our textbooks are designed to be used either in conjunction with Vroon VDB training or consultation or on their own. Interested in learning more about how Vroon VDB can help your agency or community implement better wraparound and achieve better outcomes for your clients? Check out our training services, our coaching and consultation options, our certification programs, or our upcoming open enrollment workshops.

Coaching, consultation, and certification

Coaching teaches you the craft knowledge of following the theory of change and doing the action steps well. It is the process of teaching someone to do wraparound by showing them the process, consulting with them on how to use the process, and helping them discover the craft knowledge to do it well.

Vroon VDB believes that training and supporting learning is best evaluated by the outcomes wraparound provides for youth and families. A series of studies by various researchers has demonstrated a direct link between fidelity and outcomes. Higher fidelity results in improved outcomes. Fidelity is improved through performance based training that is based on the Vroon VDB theory of change and clearly specifies the action steps in doing wraparound. Training alone does not result in high fidelity wraparound. Vroon VDB believes that training without coaching is not effective. We always follow training with hands-on coaching of wrap staff. Coaching is really about hands-on teaching. To speed the process of transferring control of the process to the local site, coaching focuses on teaching local program supervisors and coaches how to coach through the process of coaching their own staff. Vroon VDB has developed specialized training for these local coaches which begins before staff training and continues until the local coaches have demonstrated the skill to manage and sustain the learning process.

Philosophy of training and coaching

Vroon VDB believes that training and supporting learning is best evaluated by the outcomes wraparound provides for youth and families. A series of studies by various researchers has demonstrated a direct link between fidelity and outcomes. Higher fidelity results in improved outcomes. Fidelity is improved through performance based training that is based on the Vroon VDB theory of change and clearly specifies the action steps in doing wraparound. Training alone does not result in high fidelity wraparound. Vroon VDB believes that training without coaching is not effective. We always follow training with hands-on coaching of wrap staff. Coaching is really about hands-on teaching. To speed the process of transferring control of the process to the local site, coaching focuses on teaching local program supervisors and coaches how to coach through the process of coaching their own staff. Vroon VDB has developed specialized training for these local coaches which begins before staff training and continues until the local coaches have demonstrated the skill to manage and sustain the learning process.