Jeff is a good example of how Wraparound has made a difference. Fourteen years old and shot while walking with friends, he almost died three times during his initial trip to the operating room.
He continued to fight for his life through nine subsequent surgeries. Wraparound was able to make a bedside connection with Jeff and his family during his early hospitalization. This provided the culturally competent case management needed to link him and his family to the appropriate service providers within the community. These early interventions have helped him return to school, obtain a job, and access mental health services that have helped him deal with his injuries and get back on the right track.
Many young people become serious about changing their lives while in the hospital. Wraparound connects with young people at a teachable moment by working directly with survivors of violent injury.