Elmhurst, Illinois, July 18, 2011—The American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC) recognized outstanding service and commitment within the field of child maltreatment during its Annual Colloquium, July 13-16, 2011, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Awards were presented at the Awards Ceremony and William Friedrich Memorial Lecture. Below is a list of awards presented and the recipients.
Outstanding Professional (The Award recognizes a member who has made outstanding contributions to the field of child maltreatment and the advancement of APSAC’s goals.
Outstanding Front Line Professional (The 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.)
Outstanding Media Coverage (The 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.)
Outstanding Research Article (The Award recognizes the authors of a research article judged to be a significant advancement to the field of child maltreatment.)
Chantal Cyr, PhD, University of Quebec at Montreal, Department of Psychology; Eveline Euser, PhD, Centre for Child and Family Studies, Leiden University; Marian Bakermans-Kranenburg, PhD, Centre for Child and Family Studies, Leiden University; and Marinus Van Ijzendoorna, PhD, Centre for Child and Family Studies, Leiden University
Attachment Security and Disorganization in Maltreating and High-Risk Families: A Series of Meta-Analyses
Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation (The Award recognizes an individual whose dissertation has the greatest potential for making a significant contribution to the child maltreatment theoretical and applied knowledge base.)
Outstanding Article in the Journal of Child Maltreatment (The Award recognizing the authors of a research article judged to be a significant advancement to the field of child maltreatment.)
Janet Currie, PhD, Columbia University & National Bureau of Economic Research; and Cathy Spatz Widom, PhD, John Jay College, City University of New York
Long-Term Consequences of Child Abuse and Neglect on Adult Economic Well-Being
Ronald C. Laney Distinguished Service Award (The Award is presented on a periodic and exceptional basis by the APSAC Board of Directors to an individual who has exhibited a life time of service to others as exemplified by Ron C. Laney.)
William Friedrich Memorial Award (The Award is presented by the APSAC Board of Directors to an individual who has demonstrated a career that exemplifies the achievements and character of the late William Friedrich.)