Three ways to donate:

  1. Mail a check to Ohio Foundations – see address below
  3. OU online donations click here: – DONATE

To make a gift to the Center for Intervention Research in Schools online using your credit or debit card, please visit

To mail a gift, make your check payable to The Ohio University Foundation. Please write, ‘Center for Intervention Research in Schools’ in the memo line of the check.

The Foundations Department mailing address is:
The Ohio University Foundation
PO Box 869
Athens, OH 45701-0869


Emotional and Behavioral Problems

Emotional and Behavioral Problems, including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety, and depression, are common , affecting 15 to 20% of youth.

This means that many families are struggling to meet the needs of a child with emotional or behavioral problems. This also means that nearly every classroom teacher is faced with the challenge of helping a child with such needs. Children with emotional and behavioral problems have difficulty paying attention, staying organized, managing their emotions, following classroom rules, and getting along with others. These behaviors interfere with a child’s ability to function at school and at home, and to become a successful adult. Adults with emotional and behavioral problems often have difficulty with time management, organizational skills, goal setting, and employment. They may also have problems with relationships, self-esteem, and addictions.

Thus, early and ongoing interventions are needed. CIRS is dedicated to using and helping others use scientifically-supported treatments and to developing new treatments that improve outcomes for children, adolescent, and adults with emotional and behavioral problems.

What will my donation be used for?

Types of donations

Services – We provide many services to help families meet the needs of their child or adolescent with emotional or behavioral problems.

Parent training sessions, evaluations and a summer camp (BOOST) are some of the services we provide. We provide many of these services for free and your gift can help make these services available and affordable to families.

Training – Our faculty and staff provide training to educators and mental health professionals in our community and across the country. We help them learn to
provide services for children and adolescents that are most likely to be effective. We receive more requests for training than we have the resources to provide.

Your gift can help us improve the skills and knowledge of professionals serving children with emotional and behavioral problems.

Students – Undergraduate and graduate students learn how to work effectively with families and develop and study new techniques for providing effective care.

Many students accumulate significant debt and are limited in their training opportunities due to limited financial means. We provide support to as many students as we can to help them complete their training and begin their career. Your gift can help provide opportunities for future professionals to be well prepared to make a difference in the lives of children.

Endowed Gifts – Some donations are “endowments” and can provide support for many years into the future. These gifts often go to student scholarships or Endowed Chairs or Professorships. Many of these gifts are named after the donor and become a permanent part of the center and the university.

Please contact the Foundations Department if you are interested in learning more about endowed donations.