Past NCAPPS Webinars

Preventing Out-of-Home Placements for Children Through Person-Centered Wraparound

February 27, 2024, from 2:30-4:00 pm ET

Children in the foster care system are regularly involved with more than one human service agency or system which can lead to lack of appropriate service coordination between entities and ultimately result in restrictive out-of-home placements. Wraparound seeks to holistically support children involved in mental health and child welfare systems in their communities through person-centered and family driven approaches, including the development of a customized care plan which outlines the child’s needs, natural supports, and preferences. In this webinar hosted by the National Center on Advancing Person-Centered Practices and Systems, panelists will provide an overview of wraparound, discuss the importance of partnership and collaboration between agencies to support children, and highlight person-centered approaches to developing the plan of care.

Meet the presenters

Toni Donnelly

Toni Donnelly joined the Innovations Institute, University of Connecticut as a National Trainer and Coach for Peer Parent Support and Wraparound. While Toni's expertise spans system and provider levels, her approach to technical assistance is informed by her most significant role as a parent raising three sons with emotional and behavioral health needs. Toni applies her non-adversarial advocacy as a parent on behalf of her children, coupled with her expertise navigating child-serving systems to support and inform systems transformation

Kimberly Estep

Kimberly Estep is faculty and Director for Systems Design and Implementation Strategies at Innovations Institute, University of Connecticut as well as the Director for the National Wraparound Implementation Center (NWIC). Kim is responsible for supporting and managing state, organization, and provider efforts around systems development/reform, child serving system workforce development initiatives, Wraparound implementation, tiered care coordination, mobile response and stabilization, peer parent support, and dissemination approaches for installation of evidence-based practices and improved quality of existing practices across the nation.


NCAPPS is an initiative from the Administration for Community Living and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to help States, Tribes, and Territories to implement person-centered practices. NCAPPS webinars are open to the public, and are geared toward human services administrators, providers, and people who use long-term services and supports. All NCAPPS webinars will be recorded and archived at