Presented at the 2018 Colloquium
Outstanding Service in the Advancement of Cultural Competency in Child Maltreatment Prevention and Intervention
Reverend Darrell Armstrong, M.Div., Ed.S.- MFT
This Award recognizes a member who has made substantial contributions to APSAC through leadership and service to the Society.
Nominator: Viola Vaughn - Eden, Ph.D., M.J., L.C.S.W.
Mark Chaffin Research Career Achievement
Theodore Cross, Ph.D.
This award recognizes an APSAC member who has made repeated significant and outstanding contributions to research on child maltreatment over his or her career.
Nominator: Betsy Goulet, Ph.D.
Debra Esernio Jenssen, M.D., F.A.A.P.
This award recognizes a member who has made outstanding contributions to the field of child maltreatment and the advancement of APSAC’s goals.
Nominator: Barbara Knox, M.D, F.A.A.P.
Outstanding Frontline Professional
Barbara Knox, M.D., F.A.A.P.
This award recognizes a front-line professional (e.g. child protection worker, law enforcement personnel, mental health counselor or medical professional) who demonstrates extraordinary dedication and skill in his or her direct care efforts on behalf of children and families.
Nominators: Randy Alexander, M.D., Ph.D. and Victor Veith, J.D., M.A.
APSAC’s Outstanding Media Coverage
Deanna Boyd, Investigative Journalist
This award recognizes a reporter or team of reporters in newsprint or broadcast journalism whose coverage of child maltreatment issues shows exceptional knowledge, insight and sensitivity.
Nominator: Marc Feldman, M.D.—award presented by
Michael Weber, Criminal Investigator
Outstanding Service to APSAC
Vincent J. Palusci, M.D., M.S., F.A.A.P.
This award recognizes a member who has made substantial contributions to APSAC through leadership and service to Society.
Nominator: Frank Vandervort, J.D.
Outstanding Research Article
Valerie A. Simon, Ph.D., Douglas Barnett, Ph.D., Erin Smith, M.A., Lilia Mucka, Ph.D., Deborah Willis, Ph.D.
This award recognizes the authors of a research article judged to be a significant advancement to the field of child maltreatment.
Nominator: Candice Feiring, Ph.D.
APSAC Prevention Award
Kelly Dauk, M.D. and Erin Frazier, M.D.
This Award recognizes a practitioner or researcher, an agency, or an institution that has made outstanding contributions to the field of prevention of child maltreatment and to the advancement of APSAC’s goals.
Nominator: Deborah Sendek, M.S.
APSAC Special Recognition Award
Mary Kelly Persyn, J.D .and Jeremy Lawrence, J.D.
These special awards, presented by the APSAC Board of Directors, recognize outstanding contributions and services provided to the association.
Nominators: Frank Vandervort, J.D and Tricia Gardner, J.D.
Outstanding Article in the Child Maltreatment Journal
John Eckenrode, Ph.D., Mary I. Campa, Ph.D., Pamela A.
Morris, Ph.D., Charles R. Henderson, Jr., Ph.D., Kerry E.
Bolger, Ph.D., Harriet Kitzman, Ph.D., and David L. Olds, Ph.D.
This award is presented in recognition of the very best article, as selected by the editorial staff, which appears in the APSAC Child Maltreatment Journal.
Nominator: Child Maltreatment Editorial Board—award presented by Daniel Whitaker, Ph.D.
Lifetime Achievement Award
Jon Conte, Ph.D.
This award recognizes an individual for outstanding contributions to the field of child maltreatment and to the advancement of APSAC’s goals.
Nominator: David Corwin, M.D.