Distinguished Contribution to Child Advocacy Award
This award was established in 1982, and is presented to a nonpsychologist who has made significant contributions to advocacy on behalf of children, youth, and families.
The spirit of the award has been to recognize persons currently involved in advocacy efforts to encourage ongoing advocacy efforts.
Division members are invited to nominate people for this award.
Send nominations to the past president.
Annual deadline is December 15.
2021: Michael A. Lindsey, PhD, MSW, MPH, New York University
2020: William Beardslee, MD, Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School
2017: Kelly Kelleher, MD, MPH
2016: Richard Barth, PhD, MSW
2015: Don Hernandez
2014: Desmond Runyan, MD, DrPH
2010: Ellen L. Bassuk, MD
2009: Olivia Golden, PhD, Urban Institute, Washington, D.C.
2008: Shay Bilchik, JD, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
2007: Laurie Mulvey, MSW, University of Pittsburgh Office of Child Development
2006: Robin Kimbrough-Melton, JD, Clemson University
2005: Beth Stroul, MEd, Management and Training Innovations, Inc.
2004: Virginia Weisz, JD, Public Council, Los Angeles
2003: Tom Birch, JD, National Child Abuse Coalition
2000: John E. B. Myers, JD Professor of Law, University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. Sacramento, Calif.
1999: T. Berry Brazelton, MD (Pediatrician), Brazelton Center for Infants and Parents, Children’s Hospital, Boston
1999: Beatrice Hamburg, MD and David Hamburg, MD, New York
1998: No award given
1997: Deborah Prothrow-Stith, MD, professor of Public Health, Practice Department of Health Policy and Management, and Assistant Dean for Government and Community Programs, Harvard School of Public Health
1996: Howard A. Davidson, JD (Attorney), American Bar Association Center on Children and the Law
1995: Jack P. Shonkoff, MD (Pediatrician), dean, Florence Heller Graduate School, Brandeis University
1994: Lenore Terr, MD (Psychiatrist), University of California at San Francisco
1993: Richard Krugman, MD (Pediatrician), dean, University of Colorado School of Medicine
1992: Irving Harris, Irving Harris Foundation
1991: Jule M. Sugarman, PhD, executive director and CEO, Special Olympics International
1990: Ira Schwartz, DSW (Social Worker), University of Michigan Center for the Study of Youth Policy
1989: Bill Harris, director of KIDSPAC
1988: Robert Clampitt (Journalist), founder of Children's Express. Robert Keeshan (Actor), "Captain Kangaroo", child advocate
1987: Mark Soler (Attorney), Youth Law Center
1986: Kenneth Wooden (Investigative Reporter)
1985: Robert Haggerty, MD (Physician), W.T. Grant Foundation
1984: Michael Wald (Attorney), Stanford University Law School
1983: Robert H. Mnookin (Attorney), Stanford University