Evaluating fidelity to the wraparound service model for youth: application of item response theory to the Wraparound Fidelity Index.

@article{Pullmann2013EvaluatingFT,
  title={Evaluating fidelity to the wraparound service model for youth: application of item response theory to the Wraparound Fidelity Index.},
  author={Michael D. Pullmann and Eric J Bruns and April K Sather},
  journal={Psychological assessment},
  year={2013},
  volume={25 2},
  pages={583-98}
}
The wraparound process is a mechanism for multisystem planning and care coordination for youth with serious emotional and behavioral problems. Fidelity monitoring is critical to effective implementation of evidence-based practices in children's mental health, as it helps ensure that complex interventions like wraparound are implemented as intended. The 40-item Wraparound Fidelity Index, Version 4 (WFI-4; Bruns, Burchard, Suter, Leverentz-Brady, & Force, 2004) is the most frequently used measure… CONTINUE READING