Poem by M., a 17-year-old ward of the court in Los Angeles' Central Juvenile Hall.

Kim Catanzano

Wraparound Services Surround Foster Youth, Families with Help

The wraparound model, a structured, creative and individualized team planning process, is far more accommodating to foster youth dealing with trauma and mental health issues than the traditional model of putting youth struggling with permanence into a group home, according to Lincoln Child Center CEO Christine Stoner-Mertz.