Date of Award


Document Type

Open Access Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Social Work (MSW)


Social Work

First Advisor

Susan Bullerdick, Ph.D.

Second Advisor

Sumin Hsieh, Ph.D.

Third Advisor

Cathy Maki, M.S.W.


This study was developed and implemented to gain a better understanding of parent and caregiver perceptions on the influence of the wraparound programming in special education process. This project was completed at a Level V, special education program, located in a suburb of a large metropolitan area, which provides services using the wraparound philosophy and funding. Traditional services have not focused on addressing parents views in the change process (VanDenBerg, 1996). Seeking parent and caregiver perceptions provides the opportunity for them to voice concerns and provide input into the change process. A questionnaire was developed and used to examine parent and caregiver perceptions of the influence of wraparound in a special education program. There has been a call to evaluate programs incorporating the wraparound philosophy, which includes surveying clients perceptions of their involvement in the process (Rosen, 1994). Twenty-seven surveys were distributed, to parents and caregivers of students in grades 7-12 who have been directly involved in the wraparound process. The data collected demonstrated parents and caregivers had positive perceptions of wraparound services provided at this site.


SC 11.MSW.2000.Chapman.B

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