What is WRAP
W.R.A.P - Wellness, Resources, Access, and Prevention
WRAP provides Wellness, Resources, Access, & Prevention. For more than 25 years, the WRAP Program has been providing therapeutic and supportive services to students throughout Douglas County. WRAP has always been a program focused on the wellbeing of students, providing services to help students stay in school and be successful.
In 2022, the WRAP program more closely aligned our core values of the program with the services we offer. This means that WRAP therapists primarily focus their work on therapeutic interventions and services that utilize their professional skills to provide students with high quality therapeutic services.
In addition, the WRAP program has added case managers to the team. These case managers work exclusively with students served by the WRAP program and offer additional support to students.
WRAP services are in 19 Douglas County schools in Lawrence, Baldwin City, Eudora, and Perry-Lecompton. In Lawrence, the WRAP team is divided following district boundary lines for the two high schools.
The Referral Process
Students are referred to the WRAP Therapeutic Program through the mental health team at the school they attend. Teachers, parents, school counselors and others are able to ask the school mental health team to consider whether or not a student is appropriate for WRAP services. Once a referral is made, the WRAP Therapist, Case Manager or Bert Nash staff will reach out to the student and their family to begin the process of setting up services.
All students who work with WRAP Therapists are served as clients of Bert Nash Center and therefore, all of the privacy protections that come with that service apply. WRAP Therapists will only share information with the schools with parent/guardian permission through a formal release of information. Through this process, parents/guardians are able to specify what information can be shared.