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Defining practice: Flexibility, legitimacy, and the nature of systems of care and wraparound


  • Bruns, Eric J.
  • Walker, Janet S.


In human services, clear definition of key concepts and strategies is critical to facilitating training, implementation, and research. This article reflects on methods undertaken to specify the wraparound process for children and families, and considers lessons that may be relevant to defining the system of care concept.

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  • Bruns, Eric J. & Walker, Janet S., 2010. "Defining practice: Flexibility, legitimacy, and the nature of systems of care and wraparound," Evaluation and Program Planning, Elsevier, vol. 33(1), pages 45-48, February.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:epplan:v:33:y:2010:i:1:p:45-48

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    1. Foster, E. Michael & Stephens, Robert & Krivelyova, Anna & Gamfi, Phyllis, 2007. "Can system integration improve mental health outcomes for children and youth?," Children and Youth Services Review, Elsevier, vol. 29(10), pages 1301-1319, October.
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    1. Gifford, Elizabeth J. & Wells, Rebecca S. & Bai, Yu & Malone, Patrick S., 2015. "Is implementation fidelity associated with improved access to care in a School-based Child and Family Team model?," Evaluation and Program Planning, Elsevier, vol. 49(C), pages 41-49.


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