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Recently a number of studies have begun to examine how the wraparound approach is adhered to during family planning meetings in community-based settings. However, no studies have compared wraparound family planning meetings across community-based and school-based settings. The purpose of this study was to examine adherence to the wraparound approach during family planning meetings across school-based and community-based settings to determine if there is a difference in the participants, domains discussed, and key characteristics of wraparound. Over the course of 9 months, observations were conducted on community-based (N = 85) and school-based (N = 109) wraparound family planning meetings. Results indicate a number of similarities and a few differences between the settings. Implications, limitations, and suggestions for future research are discussed.


Pulbished in Education & Treatment of Children, 28(3), 308-320, 2005. Copyright © 2005, West Virginia University Press.