FUERTE Wraparound is a four to twelve month intensive program that aims to address the mental health needs of youth on probation (ages 12-20) and increase parental capacity and skills to care for and address the mental health needs of their children involved in the justice system. Additionally, FUERTE Wraparound addresses the unmet needs of family members through linkages to community resources.
Services include individual and family counseling in the home, and intensive case management in the home and community settings, and 24-hour crisis response. Also included are linkages/referrals to mental health advocacy groups (NAMI-National Alliance on Mental Illness, MHCAN), medication management, therapeutic groups, parent education and support, peer support, pro-social connections and outpatient substance use treatment.
The FUERTE Wraparound Clinician uses evidence-based treatment when providing individual and family counseling including Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT).
This program is a collaboration between Santa Cruz County Juvenile Probation, Children's Behavioral Health, and Encompass.