Danijela has spent most of career working to promote equity in the quality of services provided to culturally and socioeconomically diverse children, youth and families in San Francisco. Specifically, her work at the Parent Training Institute in San Francisco, focused on the implementation and evaluation of an evidence-based positive parenting program (Triple P) in community agencies. Much of her work involved providing technical assistance (TA) to intervention practitioners, quality management (fidelity monitoring), and data management and feedback. Danijela has joined the team as a consultant on the WISe initiative in Washington state to provide support around the use of the CANS and the CANS data system.
Danijela earned her B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan, and her master’s and doctorate in clinical psychology from Wayne State University (in Detroit, Michigan). Her pre-doctoral training included implementing interventions and conducting assessments in school and clinical settings, with children and families.