Make a Referral

Anyone can refer a child/youth to be screened for CSoC services. If you are working with a child or youth who has significant behavioral health challenges and appears to be at-risk of out-of-home placement, call the member’s Healthy Louisiana Plan with the parent and ask for a screening for CSoC to determine eligibility. Magellan will coordinate with the Healthy Louisiana Plan to ensure that the member’s screening and eligibility are seamless.



How is Wraparound different from other community-based services?
Wraparound is not a service. Rather, it is an intensive, individualized, team-based planning process that aims to keep at-risk youth in their homes and communities. The Wraparound Facilitator and all team members work together to create and implement an individualized plan of care for the youth and their family.

Will a youth still be able to receive counseling if he/she is enrolled in Wraparound?
Yes, a youth can receive counseling while being enrolled in Wraparound. The youth's counselor will be invited to be part of the Child and Family Team and can participate in plan of care development and implementation. A youth cannot receive Multisystemic Therapy (MST) while in Wraparound.

How long will a youth be in the program?
Length of stay in the program varies. The national average is 18 months. A Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) Assessment and 1915c Independent Behavioral Health Assessment (IBHA) are completed upon intake and every 180 days to determine clinical eligibility. Wraparound is a voluntary program. Youth and families can unenroll at any point if they decide the program is not a good fit.

Who will be on my team?  Who will be working with me?
Your Child and Family Team (CFT) will consist of both formal and informal supports of your choice.  Formal supports are services and supports provided by professionals.   Some examples are teachers, counselors, probation officers, and psychiatrists.  Informal supports are resources that already exist in the family, their support network, or their community. Examples include neighbors, clergy members, and friends. 

What type of services will I receive while I am in Wraparound?
Services that you may choose to receive in Wraparound include:

Home and Community Based Services:
  • Individual and Family Counseling
  • Group Counseling
  • Community Psychiatric Support and Treatment (CPST)
  • Psychosocial Rehabilitation Services (PSR)
  • Functional Family Therapy (FFT)
  • Homebuilders
  • Outpatient Substance Abuse
  • Crisis Stabilization
  • Crisis Intervention

CSoC Services

  • Parent Support Specialist
  • Youth Support Specialist
  • Independent Living Skills Building
  • Short Term Respite
The services you and your family receive are your choice, and you do not have to participate in any service in which you are not interested. You cannot participate in Multisystemic Therapy (MST) at the same time you are participating in Wraparound. 

If I am in Wraparound, how often will I see my worker?
You should see your Wraparound worker at a minimum once a month for your CFT meeting. You may see your worker more often depending on your preference, schedule, and where you are in the Wraparound process. 

Where will I meet with my Wraparound worker?
Most families choose to meet their worker in their home or community, but your worker will meet you where you are comfortable.