The Fred Finch East Bay Wraparound Program is a family-centered, community based program designed to strengthen the family while simultaneously treating the youth participant through counseling, assistance with medications and re-building natural community supports.
Non-San Mateo County residents eligible for San Mateo County MediCal ages 3-18 that are court dependents of San Mateo County. Caregivers and family members of eligible youth also receive services. Serves Regional Center youth in Alameda, Contra Costa, and dependents in San Mateo Counties.
About East Bay Wraparound
East Bay Wraparound (EBW) is comprised of two wraparound programs. The Full Service Partnership (EBW–FSP) serves youth who are in foster care with San Mateo County, but no longer live in this county. All youth have San Mateo MediCal. Many of our youth live in the surrounding counties such as Alameda, Contra Costa and San Joaquin. Our range is 80 miles from the Oakland office.
The FSP is strength-based wraparound and crisis response services tailored to meet the specific mental health, educational, social and cultural needs of youth and their families.
East Bay Wrap provides an array of clinical and non-clinical services in order to promote wellness, resilience and stability in the youth’s placement. A central part of these services is the establishment of the Child and Family Team Meeting (CFT) specifically formed for each youth enrolled. Typical members of the CFT include the client, foster parents/care givers, bio-family, Fred Finch staff and county case managers and/or probation officers. The CFT meet monthly to identify the youth’s highest priority needs. The needs typically come from the five life domains (support/self efficiency, education, employment, wellness and safety/permanence).
The East Bay Wrap Regional Center (EBW–RC) program provides an array of support and assistance for youth with Intellectual Disabilities and their families. Services include safety planning, behavioral intervention, family and individual coaching. The program provides resource linkage to natural and community based supports, and assessment of family/youth needs in such areas as housing, vocational training, and education. Services are provided directly or engaged by program staff rather than brokered, as in a traditional case-management model.
Given the target population tendency to engage in behavioral disruptions and the strain this may have on families, services are offered around the clock. Families have access to on-call clinician to help during crisis and encourage de-escalation techniques.
Both programs share a common core and approach to delivering services to our families and youth. Services are aimed at helping our youth strengthen safe and healthy relationships, develop coping strategies, and connect caregivers and youth to support in their communities (both programs and natural supports). The main goal of both programs is to assist with “placement stability.” This is accomplished using an active, individualized and family driven plan of action. The EBW team can consist of a combination of staff including a Care Coordinator, Behavior Analyst, Psychiatrist, Youth Partner, and Parent Partner. Families have access to on-call clinician to help during crisis and encourage de-escalation techniques.