Wellness Resiliency and Partnerships (WRaP)
The Wellness, Resiliency and Partnership (WRaP) program was developed in 2009 as a response to the Cross Ministry Committee’s 10 Year Strategic Plan for FASD in the province of Alberta. WRaP currently partners with 10 school authorities and 2 FASD service providers to offer formal and informal mentoring to students with an FASD.
Youth Success Coaches work 1:1 or with groups of students, their families, schools and communities to provide wrap around supports for success of the student.
Data suggests that students with an FASD that have the support of a WRaP Success Coach are achieving success in goal setting in areas of academics, community and school engagement and social, emotional and physical wellbeing.
The Wellness, Resiliency and Partnerships (WRaP)program provides innovative, flexible and strength based supports to Alberta’s most at risk students. Jr/Sr high school students that are living with an Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)are at a higher risk of justice system involvement, mental health struggles, addictions, homelessness, and dropping out of school then their peers.
Researchers have shown that close, high quality, and supportive relationships between an at risk student and an adult leads to improved school engagement, defined as increased school attendance, work completion, class participation and eagerness to learn (Anderson, Christenson, Sinclair & Lehr, 2004; Lehr, Sinclair, Christenson, 2004).
Through a wrap around model of support WRaP Success Coaches provide formal and informal mentoring and coaching to improve the outcomes of Jr/Sr high school students that are living with an FASD. Youth Success Coach’s take a relationship based approach to enhance student engagement, academic success, and social, emotional and physical well-being of the student.
- One to one
- In School Mentoring
- Children/Youth with a Disability