Awards

  • Diane J. Willis Early Career Award
    This award, which comes with a $2,000 honorarium, supports talented young psychologists making contributions towards informing, advocating for and improving the mental health and well-being of children and families particularly through policy.

  • Distinguished Contribution to Child Advocacy Award
    This award is presented to a nonpsychologist who has made significant contributions to advocacy on behalf of children, youth and families.

  • Mark Chaffin Div. 37 Early Career Psychologist Research Grant
    This $1,000 research grant is to provide a promising early career psychologist funds to conduct research within his or her area of expertise.

  • Div. 37 Early Career Psychologist Service Award
    This award, which comes with a $500 honorarium, is to acknowledge a Div. 37 early career psychologist who provides above and beyond service to the psychological field.

  • Div. 37 Student Dissertation Award
    This is awarded annually for a completed doctoral dissertation concerning issues of social policy, service delivery, welfare and/or advocacy for children, youth and families that best exemplifies the mission of the Society. The winner receives a $500 honorarium.

  • Interdivisional Exemplary Service Award
    This award is given in recognition of Mary Campbell’s valuable work advocating for children and families through the Children, Youth and Families Committee.

  • Lifetime Advocacy Award
    This is a Div. 37 award for lifetime advocacy on behalf of children and families.

  • Nicholas Hobbs Award
    This award is presented annually to a psychologist who exemplifies the ideals and devotion to child advocacy/policy characterized by Nicholas Hobbs.

  • Student Poster Award
    This award, which comes with a $50 honorarium, is for a graduate student who have submitted exemplary posters to the APA Convention.

Section on Child Maltreatment Awards