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wrap around

1. To fold, coil, or bend completely around someone or something. The car actually wrapped around the light post as it crashed into it. The snake wrapped around my arm in a very disconcerting way.
2. To fold, coil, or bend something completely around someone or something else. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "wrap" and "around." Here, wrap this cable around the tree over there. I just wanted to wrap my arms around my two kids and hold onto them forever on the first morning they both left for school.
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wrap someone or something around something

to bend or coil someone or something around something. I'll wrap you around that lamppost unless you cooperate! Don wrapped the rope around the tree and tied it tight.
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wrap something around someone

to fold or drape something onto someone. He wrapped a towel around himself and went to answer the telephone. She wrapped a blanket around her little boy to keep him warm.
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wrap around someone or something

to enclose or fold about someone or something. The snake wrapped around the helpless man and it was soon all over. The flames wrapped around the barn and swallowed it up.
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wrap around

v.
1. To clasp, fold, or coil something about someone or something: She wrapped her arms around his neck and hugged him.
2. To coil or twist about something or someone: The flag wrapped around the pole.
3. To continue automatically to be entered on a new line of text if there is too much text to fit on one line. Used of word-processing texts: The input to early computer text editors did not wrap around, so you had to hit a carriage return at the end of every line.
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A three-to-five page, informally typewritten philosophy of pediatric practice, in which participants applied three elements of the Wrap Around Service Model to their own pediatric practice with children with behavioral challenges in families from high-minority, low-income communities.
What, if any, is your prior experience with the Wrap Around Service Model?
In assigned groups of three, participants were asked to briefly describe The Wrap Around Service Model to each other as they delineated it in the pre-writing assignment essay.
Based on their discussion, each group was asked to develop a graphic, drawn on easel paper, explaining their understanding of the culturally responsive nature of The Wrap Around Service Model.
In advance of this activity, the co-facilitators wrote out on easel paper and then posted on the walls around the QA program classroom space the 10 essential elements and the 10 requirements for practice of The Wrap Around Service Model.
Each participant was asked to briefly delineate to the whole program cohort the culturally responsive nature of her/ his pediatric practice with children with behavioral challenges in families from high-minority, low-income communities, and the three Wrap Around Service Model elements she/he chose (and the rationale for the elements chosen) to apply to her/ his practice delineated in the pre-writing assignment philosophy.
Table 1 provides an overview of how all of the components of The Wrap Around Service Model program were interrelated and came together.
The wrap around approach must be a team-driven process involving the family, child, natural supports, agencies, and community services working together to develop, implement, and evaluate the individualized plan.
Families must be full and active partners in every level of the wrap around process.
Wrap around child and family teams must have flexible approaches and adequate and flexible funding.
Wrap around plans must include a balance of formal services and informal community and family supports.