Latest Center News

Congratulations to Julie Owens whose grant proposal titled “Project to Learn About Youth – Mental Health” was selected for funding through the University of South Carolina’s CDC-funded Disability Research and Dissemination Center!

Congratulations to Julie Owens who was selected to serve on the Institute of Education Sciences’ Special Education Research Scientific Review Panel! (The Institute of Education Sciences is the research arm for the US Department of Education.)

Congratulations to Steve Evans who was recently honored by being elected a Fellow of Division 53 (Clinical Child Psychology) of the American Psychological Association!

Congratulations to Drs. Fran and Brian Wymbs and all of the students who worked with them to conduct a very successful Camp Boost.

Congratulations to Yuko Watabe, who successfully passed her dissertation defense!


The Center for Intervention Research in Schools (CIRS) includes faculty, staff and students interested in improving our ability to help children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral problems through school-based interventions and supports. The CIRS team has a mission of research, training and service. We are dedicated to conducting cutting-edge research and providing innovative training experiences for students and professionals. Our current research focuses on the development and evaluation of school-based interventions for youth with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) as well as other problems such as depression, conduct, anxiety and the impairments that are common for students with these difficulties (e.g., peer relations, academic problems, family distress and substance use). The Center is committed to providing high-quality training experiences that prepare undergraduate and graduate students to conduct interdisciplinary treatment outcome research and become effective practitioners. The Center is also dedicated to developing collaborative, mutually-beneficial relationships with schools and agencies that simultaneously advance scientific knowledge and address community needs.

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