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The Committee on Children, Youth and Families (CYF) invites nominations for the APA annual award for early career and mid-career psychologists whose contributions benefit the psychological functioning or well-being of children, youth, and families.

The purpose of this award is to recognize individuals who have made significant contributions in science, policy and practice that benefit the psychological functioning or well-being of children, youth, and families. Well-being is defined broadly to include mental and physical health, cognitive/educational, and socio-emotional outcomes. These outcomes can extend beyond the individual and include parents and family systems as well.

Nomination criteria: In order to be considered, nominees must be members of APA and submit materials by January 31, 2019.

Materials must include; a 500-1000 word nomination letter (either self-nomination, or a nomination letter from someone else), plus two letters of support, and a curriculum vitae. Early career is defined as those who have received their doctoral degree within the past ten years. Mid-career is defined as those who have received their doctoral degree between ten to twenty-five years.

The nomination must address how the nominee meets the following award requirements:

In which 2 of the 3 domains of psychology has the nominee made contributions (science, practice, policy)?

  • What contributions has the nominee made regarding the psychological functioning or well-being of children, youth and families? (Well-being may include mental health, physical, cognitive, educational, social, emotional, and relational outcomes; family functioning, and other outcomes that support children’s healthy development.)
  • How do these contributions benefit children, youth and families? (Benefits may be at the individual, dyad, family, community, or systems level.)

Materials may be sent via email to Amani Chatman, achatman@apa.org.