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
Karen Saywitz Early Career Award for Outstanding Contributions to Research/Practice in the Field of Child Maltreatment
This annual award recognizes significant contributions to the field of child and family policy and practice by a researcher or practitioner who is within eight years of receiving a terminal degree.
The Section on Child Maltreatment Dissertation Award
A $400 award will be given to a graduate student to assist with expenses in conducting dissertation research on the topic of child maltreatment.