Turning Point Wraparound

Turning Point Wraparound Program is an integrated, multi-agency, community-based process grounded in a philosophy of unconditional commitment to support families to safely and competently care for their children.

The program is designed for children ages 4 - 17 1/2 who have been or are at risk of high-level residential placement. Wraparound is a voluntary, strengths-based, family-centered process that uses strategic planning to achieve the goals determined through a family plan of care.

This program offers a field-based approach in which the Wraparound team works in collaboration not only with the child and family, but also with the referring agency (Dept of Children & Family Services and Dept of Probation) to address the needs of the family, the County, and the surrounding community.

Wraparound relies on the family’s voice and choice to develop plans that will be accessible and culturally relevant to each family’s individual needs. The single most important outcome of Wraparound is a child thriving in a permanent home and supported by normal community services and informal supports. Referrals for Wraparound services must be made either by a child’s social worker (Dept of Children and Family Services) or by a probation officer (Dept of Probation). Referrals are screened for eligibility by a Los Angeles County Interagency Screening Committee and are assigned by them to providers.

Target Population: 

There are two tiers of clients served at this program.

Tier I - Children eligible for Tier 1 services must either be:

  • Adjudicated as a dependent (WIC 300) of the Dependency Court or
  • Adjudicated as a Ward (WIC 601 or 602) of the Juvenile Court.

Tier 2 - Children eligible for Tier 2 services must:

  • Have an open DCFS case (court or voluntary);
  • Qualify for Early and Periodic Screening Diagnostic and Treatment Program (EPSDT); and,
  • Have an urgent and/or intensive mental health need that causes impairment at school, home and/or in the community.

Both Tiers require an identified and approved caregiver.

Ages of Population: 

Children ages 4 - 17 1/2 with a diagnosis of severe emotional disability and their families.

Contact
Phone: 
(818) 908-4999
Type: 
Youth