Giving to the Clinical Child Psychology Program

Thank you for visiting the KU CCPP Endowment Funds page.  Below, we have listed opportunities for you to partner with us to advance our mission of developing leaders in the research, dissemination, and practice of clinical science for children, adolescents, and families.  A gift to the program represents a gift to the development of interventions, prevention programs, and basic research to improve the lives of children, adolescents, and their families. 

Our endowment account has been growing thanks to the generous support of our alumni and friends, and children, youth, and families have been reaping the rewards.  A gift of any amount will help us with our mission, and will help us continue our tradition of excellence. 

Please remember that all donations are tax-deductible. All money donated goes to your stated purpose and does not mingle with or supplant state funds. Funds are administered jointly by the Program faculty and KU Endowment. We appreciate your support.

Michael C. Roberts Colloquium Series in Clinical Child Psychology Fund

The Michael C. Roberts Colloquium Series in Clinical Child Psychology Fund is an endowed fund that honors its name bearer’s contributions to the field as Founder and Director of the KU Clinical Child Psychology Program. We have all been touched by Michael's personal commitment to our professional development, as well as by his advocacy for graduate education at the national level.

Interest from the endowed account will bring eminent scholars in clinical child psychology to KU to deliver colloquia, meet with students, and consult with faculty on ongoing clinical research projects.

The colloquium series will raise the national profile of the CCPP, enhance graduate training, allow invaluable networking opportunities for students, and offer opportunities for collaboration for faculty working on projects of vital importance for children, youth, and families.

The fund was established in May of 2012 with initial gifts from Dr. Sarah T. Trane, the family of Dr. Michael C. Roberts, and the faculty of the KU Clinical Child Psychology Program.

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Graduate Student Research

The Program helps students meet the ever-increasing costs of conducting empirical research. Money donated through KU Endowment can be used to recruit and reimburse research participants, greatly assisting the development of research. State funds or clinic income cannot be used for this purpose.

The funds are used to supplement Program support for students' major projects (thesis, task, and dissertation) as well as extra projects. For annual commitments of research support in excess of $500, named awards can be arranged in specific topic areas.

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Graduate Student Travel Support

Students often need financial assistance to travel. The Graduate School only partially funds one convention/conference trip during a graduate student's tenure. We would like to provide additional support for our students to attend meetings for their professional development and to present their projects at conventions and conferences. CCPP students could also benefit from travel funds for data-gathering, often necessary for studying low incidence clinical samples and other special populations.

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Unrestricted accounts

The Program can spend funds in this expendable account as needed, for such purposes as new student recruitment, speaker receptions and student activities.

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Endowed funds

Donors who wish to endow the Program can make larger donations for designated purposes. The principal cannot be expended from endowed funds; only the interest the fund accrues is spent for the donor's designated purpose.

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Clinical Child Psychology Events
Good news for the Program! We learned this week that Dr. Omar Gudiño (University of Denver) will be joining us in Fall of 2015 as one of the 2015-2016 Langston Hughes Visiting Professors. The Langston Hughes Visiting Professor program brings prominent scholars to the university campus to teach classes, collaborate on research, and deliver a colloquium. See http://diversity.ku.edu/resources/langston-hughes for more information. Dr. Gudiño’s research focuses on understanding patterns of risk and resilience in a particularly vulnerable population: ethnic minority youth and immigrant youths exposed to violence. His work complements research conducted in the CCPP by Drs. Yo Jackson (see https://sparkproject.ku.edu/), and Paula Fite (see https://ccpp.ku.edu/ku-child-behavior-lab). This will be a great opportunity for KU and for the CCPP. We look forward to welcoming Dr. Gudiño to campus.
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