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Taylor Berntson, MSWc

Research Study Coordinator
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As a Research Study Coordinator for the Wraparound Evaluation and Research Team, Taylor Berntson leads an assessment with one of NWIC’s most prominent partnerships, Indiana State. Taylor’s work includes evaluating Wraparound care coordination services among Indiana’s 25+ agencies across the state by surveying both caregivers and care coordinators experiences with Wraparound and disseminating findings to state leaders and NWIC. Her work also includes providing technical assistance to WERT’s many collaborators regarding the WFAS tools as well as WERT’s previous data management system, WrapTrack. In addition to WERT, Taylor is working on obtaining a Masters in Social Work through Fordham University with the goal of becoming a clinician in the field.

The purpose of this project is to develop and test a Tier-3 team-based Wraparound (T3W) intervention package for schools. Researchers will carry out their study in three phases. In the first phase, they will iteratively adapt the existing Wraparound model for use in elementary schools. In the second phase, they will test the feasibility of the revised intervention in elementary settings. In the third phase, they will complete a pilot test to evaluate the promise of the intervention, and with gather cost information. The project will yield a complete T3W intervention package, including training and coaching curricula, guidelines for districts and schools, supervisor supports, fidelity measures, and data systems, as well as preliminary evidence of the promise of positive outcomes.
What happens when training goes virtual? Adapting training and technical assistance for the school mental health workforce in response to COVID-19(2021)School Mental Health