2011 Outstanding Service Awards

2011 Outstanding Service Awards

MACMH’s 2011 Outstanding Service Award Nominations

Each year MACMH recognizes individuals who have had a significant, positive influence on behalf of children with mental health needs.  This year MACMH will select up to four individuals from any one of the categories below. The Outstanding Service Award is open to Mental Health Professionals, Educators, Social Workers, Physicians, Juvenile Justice Professionals, Administrators, Parents, Youth or other Public Servants who have shown extraordinary achievement and/or leadership in the field of children’s mental health. The winners will be celebrated at MACMH’s Fine Art Fundraising event to be held February 10, 2012 at the William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, MN

 

Award Criteria:

The Outstanding Service Award will recognize exceptional leadership and achievement in the field of children’s mental health. A letter of support nominating an educator for this award may include information about their efforts in any or all of the following areas:

 

For Educators

  • Demonstrating dedication to helping children with mental health disorders succeed academically and socially
  • Demonstrating exceptional educational talent as evidenced by effective instructional practices and student learning around mental health issues
  • Building positive, productive relationships with students, parents, and administrators
  • Engaging in efforts to educate, train and mentor peers regarding children’s mental health

 

For Youth, (the Award will recognize an outstanding high school or college-aged youth)

  • Volunteering to raise awareness about children’s mental health
  • Advocating on behalf of children affected by mental health issues
  • Displaying courageous effort in overcoming and/or managing a mental health disorder
  • Educating, training, motivating, and/or mentoring their peers to serve the children’s mental health community

 

For Juvenile Justice Professionals

  • Educating, training, motivating, and/or mentoring their peers in the juvenile justice community
  • Promoting service integration for youth with mental health issues
  • Positively impacting the criminal justice system’s response to juveniles with mental health disorders
  • Engaging in work that promotes change in the juvenile justice system
  • Developing and/or implementing innovative, successful methods of working with juveniles in the corrections system
  • Engaging in efforts that raise awareness about mental health issues in the juvenile corrections population

 

For Physicians

  • Educating, training, motivating, and/or mentoring their peers in the health community
  • Engaging in efforts that raise awareness about children’s mental health
  • Advocating on behalf of children with mental health needs
  • Developing and/or implementing innovative, successful methods of collaborating with those involved in the life of a child with mental health issues
  • Engaging in research to address children’s mental health disorders, including prevention and early intervention

For Mental Health Professionals and Social Workers

  • Engaging in efforts that raise awareness about children’s mental health
  • Demonstrating compassion for children, youth, and their families in their work
  • Advocating on behalf of children with mental health needs
  • Developing and/or implementing innovative, successful methods of collaborating with those involved in the life of a child with mental health issues
  • Engaging in research to address mental health issues as they apply to children

 

For Parents/Family Members

  • Demonstrating commitment, and dedication to creating a better life for all children with or at risk of having mental health disorders
  • Engaging in system change efforts at the local, state, or national level on behalf of children with mental health needs and their families
  • Demonstrating successful, collaborative efforts advocating for their child or family within the mental health and educational systems

 

Other/Public Servants

  • Contributing to the body of knowledge of children’s mental health
  • Demonstrating compassion for children, youth, and their families in their work
  • Promoting collaboration and service integration for youth with mental health issues
  • Engaging in efforts that raise awareness about children’s mental health
  • Advocating on behalf of children with mental health needs
  • Developing and/or implementing innovative, successful methods of collaborating with those involved in the life of a child with mental health issues
  • Providing a lasting contribution to the children’s mental health field

 

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