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Our local Magellan Healthcare, Inc. team serves as the Care Management Entity (CME) for youth with complex behavioral health conditions. Through our partnership with the Wyoming Department of Health, Division of Healthcare Financing (Medicaid), we coordinate care and build teams of support through the High Fidelity Wraparound (HFWA) model to manage day to day challenges of children, youth and their families where they live.

We know that behavioral health conditions can create challenges in many areas:

Our method helps children and youth stay connected to his or her family and be successful in school. We help youth:

We are passionate about what we do and have many agencies and people around the state working the HFWA model!

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Family-centered approach

Family-centered approach

High Fidelity Wraparound (HFWA) is a planning process that brings people together from different areas of a family’s life to form a team. The team creates steps to help youth stay in their homes, schools and communities.

We use a family-centered approach. We use local community resources to build a team that understands and respects each family:

  • their unique qualities and culture
  • their strengths and challenges

Each team may look different. The picture below shows a possibility of support for youth and families with HFWA:

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Why Wraparound?

Why Wraparound?

High Fidelity Wraparound (HFWA) works for youth and families in many situations. In order to gain a sense of why it might work for your family, here are the guiding principles we follow every day from the National Wraparound Initiative (NWI):

Family Voice and Choice

  • We ask each family and youth/child’s point of view for all phases of the HFWA process. The family members’ views is the center of all planning. The team does their best to give options so the plan reflects family values.

Team Based

  • The HFWA team includes people the family agrees to. These chosen people commit to the family through informal, formal, and community support and service relationships.

Natural Supports

  • The team actively seeks full involvement of team members. The team members come from family members’ networks of social and community relationships. The HFWA plan reflects activities and interventions that draw on sources of natural support.


  • Team members work together. They share responsibility for creating, fulfilling, watching and assessing a single HFWA plan. The plan reflects a blending of team members’ viewpoints, instructions and resources. The plan guides each team member’s work towards meeting the team’s goals.

Community based

  • The HFWA team uses service and support plans that take place in the most inclusive, most open and least limiting settings possible. That also safely promote child and family integration into home and community life.

Culturally Competent

  • The HFWA process shows respect for and builds on the values, beliefs, culture and identity of the child/youth and family, as well as their community.


  • To achieve the goals laid out in the HFWA plan, the team creates and uses a personalized set of plans, supports and services.

Strengths Based

  • The HFWA process and plan identify, build on, and improve the child’s, family’s, their community, and other team members:





 Unconditional Care

  • A HFWA team does not give up on, blame, or reject children, youth, and their families. When faced with a challenge, the team keeps working to meet the needs of the youth and family. They continue towards achieving the goals in the HFWA plan. When the team agrees a formal HFWA process is no longer needed, then they stop.

Outcome Based

  • The team ties the goals and ideas of the HFWA plan to signs they can observe or measure for success. The team monitors progress in these terms and revises the plan when needed.

For a more in depth overview of HFWA visit the National Wraparound Initiative site here.

Enroll in program

Enroll in program

Your child/youth may qualify for these services if he or she:

  • is between the ages of 4 and 21
  • is eligible for Medicaid
    • To find out about eligibility visit Wyoming Medicaid at, or call 1-800-251-1269. Call center hours: M-F, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. MST
  • has been involved in multiple systems
  • has received a specific behavioral/mental health diagnosis
  • has social or emotional challenges that impact his/her life

Follow these steps to enroll:

  1. BEFORE enrollment, a referral MUST be made. Make a referral here, or print out this form to fill out.
  2. Within 3 business days (after the referral), our Magellan team will send a letter to the family/guardian with important information about High Fidelity Wraparound (HFWA). We will also contact the family/guardian by phone. The family may reach out to the Magellan team at any time. During the time of the first contact, we will assist in selecting an Independent Assessor (IA).
  3. The Independent Assessor (IA) will reach out to the family/guardian to fill out the application.
  4. When it is determined a youth is eligible for HFWA, the Magellan team will ask a Family Care Coordinator (FCC) to call the family/guardian within 72 hours of eligibility to start building the youth’s HFWA team!

Please call or email us with questions:


Advisory Council

Advisory Council

Wyoming is a unique state with amazing people. Each part of our vast, beautiful state deserves an experienced voice from that area. That’s why our team created eight advisory councils around the state. Each of these councils represent different people and play a very important role. The purpose of each council is to have an exchange of ideas and resources that can improve High Fidelity Wraparound (HFWA) and strengthen community support for youth in each part of the state. Council members serve as a resource to Magellan for information, support, and the championing of HFWA.

If you are interested in participating on the advisory council in your region, please Veronica Pedersen directly. Be sure to include your name, e-mail address, and role in HFWA.

Do you have questions or need more information? Email

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Becoming a provider

Becoming a provider

Becoming a High Fidelity Wraparound (HFWA) provider with Magellan of Wyoming can be a very rewarding experience! Here are just few ways joining our network is beneficial:

  • help families and youth find success, resiliency and their own voice through life’s journey
  • build an independent and long-term professional career in the “helping profession”
  • a career path which builds on the life experiences of the growing professional
  • little to no startup expense
  • training and certification supervision provided and covered by Magellan
  • begin generating revenue in less than a month

 For a more in depth view of HFWA, see our guiding principles, program overview and certification requirements. Also, use our search tool to view the current providers around you.

Steps to become a new provider

  1. Obtain your National Provider Identifier if you do not already have one
  2. Complete a current Central Registry and Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI)/Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) background screening
  3. Complete our Interested Provider Form and return to us, following the instructions on the form
  4. When we have your interested provider information, we will contact you within 3 days and send you the HFWA Network Application

 Contact us at with questions.




 MY LIFE is a FREE program offered to any youth in the community between the ages of 13 and 23. The program:

  • features inspirational speakers, uplifting entertainment, fun activities, free food and information on a variety of topics important to youth
  • actively engages youth through teaching, coaching and mentoring
  • helps youth use their voices to inspire and create positive change for themselves and others in the community
  • puts on regular events, performances, special events, social media, and presentations
  • gives youth a place to share their stories and support each other in overcoming obstacles and reaching their goals

Youth can also practice social skills, learn from presenters and provide and receive peer mentoring. MY LIFE members develop critical skills in leadership. They act as advisors to Magellan, providers and other agencies to help improve services and systems that serve youth.

MY LIFE also provides a much-needed voice in the community to combat negative views about behavioral health and foster care issues. The program uses all forms of media including social, print, radio and television. MY LIFE events have received TV news coverage on FOX, CBS, ABC and NBC affiliates.

MY LIFE benefits the individual youth involved by helping them build self-confidence, positive social supports and leadership skills. It also has been beneficial to systems that serve youth by bringing about changes to improve care for youth and young adults.MY LIFE was founded in Arizona in 2008 and now includes 12 groups in Arizona, Louisiana, Nebraska, Pennsylvania and Florida.

Mission and objectives

The MY LIFE model is designed to give youth a voice and an active role in improving youth and young adult systems of care. This includes behavioral health, child welfare and juvenile justice systems. The group has the following objectives:

  • To help MY LIFE members develop leadership skills, social skills and positive social supports.
  • To help MY LIFE members learn, use and teach advocacy skills to make positive change and become leaders in the community.
  • To provide opportunities for MY LIFE members to share their experiences.
  • To inspire creativity and provide opportunities for youth to practice and share current talents, while developing new ones.
  • To reduce stigma associated with mental health, substance abuse and/or foster care issues. Youth-led community events make this possible.
  • To outreach to youth in the community who are in similar situations. Outreach includes workshops and presentations in treatment centers, detention facilities, schools, etc.
  • To effect positive change in the systems that serve youth.
  • Conduct workshops and presentations for professionals to educate them about the importance of youth involvement and how they can start similar youth programs.
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Enrollment is easy. Find the applications and steps here.

Interested provider

Becoming a High Fidelity Wraparound provider has many benefits. Learn more.

Find a provider

 Use our provider search tool here.

Crisis information

 Member crisis support

Clinical eligibility criterion for enrollment

See guidelines here

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Do you want to share information on High Fidelity Wraparound? Print our brochure!




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