In this issue

2015 Div. 37 award winners

Congratulations to our Div. 37 award winners.
Jonathan S. Comer, PhD receives his award from Div. 37 president Mary Ann McCabe, PhD, ABPP Sandra Graham-Bermann, PhD receives her award from Div. 37 president Mary Ann McCabe, PhD, ABPP Donald J. Hernandez, PhD receives his award from Div. 37 president Mary Ann McCabe, PhD, ABPP Award winners Sandra Graham-Bermann, PhD and Donald J. Hernandez, PhD talking over dinner.
Student Poster Award Winners

Grace Jhe, for her poster, "The Protective Effect of Kinship Support on the Adjustment of Youth in Foster Care" (Co-authors: Scott Leon & Anne Fuller), Loyola University Chicago

Section on Child Maltreatment:

Mara Gustafson, MA, for her poster, “Predictors of Caregiver Engagement in Family Preservation Services over Time” (Co-authors Zoran Martinovich, PhD, and Neil Jordan, PhD), Mental Health Services and Policy Program, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago

Early Career Psychologist Research Grant

Cynthia Najdowski, PhD, for her project, “Superpredators or Wayward Youths? Effects of Race and Gender on Stereotypes for Juvenile Offenders,” assistant professor, School of Criminal Justice, State University of New York at Albany

Early Career Psychologist Service Award

Maggie Stevenson, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychology, University of Evansville

Honorable Mention

Sangeeta Parikshak, PhD, SRCD Executive Branch Fellow, Administration for Children and Families

Diane J. Willis Early Career Award

Jonathan S. Comer, PhD, associate professor of psychology and psychiatry; director, Mental Health Interventions and Technology (MINT) program, Center for Children and Families, Florida International University

Presentation: “Using Technology to Expand the Quality, Scope and Reach of Children's Mental Health Care”

Nicholas Hobbs Award

Sandra Graham-Bermann, PhD, professor of clinical psychology and women's studies, University of Michigan

Presentation: “Group Intervention With Children Exposed to Family Violence: Using Hobbs' Twelve Principles”

Child Advocacy Award

Donald J. Hernandez, PhD, professor of sociology , Hunter College

Presentation: “Child Well-Being Disparities in 21st Century America”

Special Thanks 

The executive committee wishes to acknowledge Cynthia Najdowski, PhD, and her students in the course, “Children, Psychology and the Law” at the State University of New York at Albany for their class grant fund donation to the Society for Child and Family Policy and Practice.