OR WHAT IF THE CASSP TEAM DETERMINES MY CHILD IS NO LONGER CONSIDERED ELIGIBLE FOR WRAPAROUND?
Consequently, there may be delays of several weeks or longer between the CASSP Team meeting and the actual delivery of the service.
How SOON AFTER THE CASSP MEETING CAN I EXPECT THESE SERVICES TO BEGIN?
All requests for wraparound services must go through the CASSP team.
Parents are full participants in the CASSP process.
The CASSP Team should reconvene and address the child's needs.
CASSP emphasized several important principles that have had an enormous impact on the way in which services are provided (Duchnowski & Kutash, 1996): (a) parents should be partners in the process of both identifying needed services and designing individual service plans for their children; (b) service systems and providers should be culturally competent, and provide services that are sensitive to the unique cultu ral and ethnic context of each family; and (c) services should be community based.
For example, a common model for providing services based on CASSP principles is the system of care approach (Friedman, 1998; Stroul & Friedman, 1986).
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