Jonathan Olson, PhD

Research Scientist
Box 354920 / Room 021D
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Jonathan Olson, PhD, is a Research Scientist with the Wraparound Evaluation and Research Team. His research interests include predictors of internalizing and externalizing outcomes among young people, positive youth development, mental health outcomes among young people and adults, and the effectiveness of systems designed to support the implementation and sustainability of prevention and intervention programs for children, youth, and families. His recent research has specifically focused on evaluating the impact of technical assistance support on the implementation of systems of care for youth with complex behavioral health needs and learning about factors that promote successful uptake of such strategies.

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.
What happens when training goes virtual? Adapting training and technical assistance for the school mental health workforce in response to COVID-19(2021)School Mental Health
Influences of inner and outer settings on Wraparound implementation outcomes.(2021)Global Implementation and Applications
Systematic review and meta-analysis: effectiveness of Wraparound care coordination for children and adolsecents.(2021)Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry