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Caitlin Renteria, MA

Research Study Assistant
Box 354920 / Room 110E
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Caitlin “Katie” Renteria holds a Master of Arts in Criminal Justice with a specialization in Investigative Criminology from Seattle University and a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from San Francisco State University. She is passionate about mental health and the intersection of mental health with the criminal justice system. More specifically, she is interested in how evidence-based prevention and interventions can help keep at-risk youth out of the criminal justice system. In her free time, Caitlin loves climbing, hiking, backpacking, and anything else that allows her to enjoy nature and be outside.

The purpose of this project is to develop and test a Tier-3 team-based Wraparound (T3W) intervention package for schools. Researchers will carry out their study in three phases. In the first phase, they will iteratively adapt the existing Wraparound model for use in elementary schools. In the second phase, they will test the feasibility of the revised intervention in elementary settings. In the third phase, they will complete a pilot test to evaluate the promise of the intervention, and with gather cost information. The project will yield a complete T3W intervention package, including training and coaching curricula, guidelines for districts and schools, supervisor supports, fidelity measures, and data systems, as well as preliminary evidence of the promise of positive outcomes.