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Pro Humanitate Award Winners


2015 Pro Humanitate Award Winner

Child Advocacy Award

Elizabeth Bartholet, Harvard Law School

2014 Pro Humanitate Award Winner

2013 Pro Humanitate Award Winners

The A. Clayton Hughes Child Welfare Research Award

S. Christopher Baird, Ret., National Council on Crime and Delinquency, California

2012 Pro Humanitate Award Winners

The Pro Humanitate Child Advocacy Award

Victor Vieth, Executive Director of the National Child Protection Training Center for Winona State University in Minnesota.  

Distinguished Political Leadership in Development of Civil Society

Mr. Nagovitsyn, President of the Republic of Buryatia

2011 Pro Humanitate Award Winners

Distinguished Service in Public Child Welfare Administration Award

Bryan Samuels, Commissioner for the Administration on Children, Youth and Families in Washington, DC 

A. Clayton Hughes Child Welfare Research Award

Andrea Sedlak, PhD., and Vice President of Westat in Rockville, MD

Book Awards

There were no 2011 Pro Humanitate book awards presented

Article Awards

There were no 2011 Pro Humanitate article awards presented

2010 Pro Humanitate Award Winners

Book Awards

There were no 2010 Pro Humanitate Book Awards presented.

Article Awards

Brett Drake, PhD, S. Moo Lee, and Melissa Jonson-Reid, PhD.   (2009).  Race and child maltreatment reporting:  Are Blacks overrepresented?  Children and Youth Services Review, 31, 309-316.

Melissa Jonson-Reid, PhD, Brett Drake, PhD & Patricia L. Kohl, PhD, MSW (2009).  Is the overrepresentation of the poor in child welfare caseloads due to bias or need?  Children and Youth Services Review, 31, 422-427.

Julia H. Littell, PhD (2008).  Evidence-based or biased?  The quality of published reviews of
evidence-based practice.  Children and Youth Services Review, 30, 1299-1317. 

Amy Neustein, PhD  & Michael Lesher  (2008).  A single-case study of Rabbinic sexual abuse in the Orthodox Jewish Community.  Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 17(3/4), 270-289.

Psychology Article Award

Michael L. Bourke & Andres E. Hernandez, PhD  (2009).  The ‘Butner Study’ Redux:  A Report of the Incidence of Hands-on Child Victimization by Child Pornography Offenders.  Journal of Family Violence, 24(3), 183-191.

2009 Pro Humanitate Award Winners

Book Awards

Jill Duerr Berrick, PhD.  Take Me Home:  Protecting America’s Vulnerable Children and Families (Oxford University Press, 2009).

David Finkelhor, PhD.  Childhood Victimization:  Violence, Crime and Abuse in the Lives of Young People  (Oxford University Press, 2008)

Article Awards

Mark Chaffin, PhD., “Our minds are made up: Don’t confuse us with the facts – Commentary on policies concerning children with sexual behavior problems and juvenile sex offenders,” Child Maltreatment, Vol. 13(2), May 2008, p. 110-121.

Kendra Nixon, PhD, Leslie Tutty, PhD, Gillian Weaver-Dunlop, MSW, RSW, Christine Walsh, PhD.  “Do good intentions beget good policy?  A review of child protection policies to address intimate partner violence.”  Children and Youth Services Review 29 (2007), p. 1469-1486.

Kathryn Dale, MA, and Judith Alpert, PhD.  “Hiding behind the cloth:  Child sexual abuse and the catholic church.”  Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 16(3), 2007, p. 59-74.

William Meezan, PhD, and Bowen McBeath, PhD.  “Market-based disparities in foster care outcomes.”  Children and Youth Services
, 30 (2008), p. 388-406.

2008 Pro Humanitate Award Winners

Book Awards
There were no book awards given in 2008.
Article Awards
William M. Epstein, DSW, “Prisoners of Splenda,” Research on Social Work Practice, 17(2002), p. 151-159.

Mark Chaffin, PhD; Rochelle Hanson, PhD; Benjamin E. Saunders, PhD; Todd Nichols, Douglas Barnett, PhD; Charles Zeanah, MD; Lucy Berliner, MSW; Byron Egeland, PhD; Elana Newman, PhD; Thomas Lyon, Esq.; Elizabeth LeTourneau, PhD; Cindy Miller-Perrin, PhD,  “Report of the APSAC Task Force on Attachment Therapy, Reactive Attachment Disorder, and Attachment Problems,” Child Maltreatment, 11(2006), p. 76-89.

Barry Krisberg, PhD, “Hate the Player and Hate the Game,” The Views from NCCD’s Five Presidents, Chapter 5, p. 39-51.

2007 Pro Humanitate Award Winners
There were no awards given in 2007.
2006 Pro Humanitate Award Winners

Book Awards
David Stoesz. Quixote’s Ghost: The Right, the Liberati, and the Future of Social Policy (Oxford University Press, 2005)

Article Awards
Julia H. Littell, “Lessons from a systematic review of effects of multisystemic therapy.” Children and Youth Services Review, 27(2005), p. 445-463.

Mark Chaffin and Bill Friedrich. “Evidence-based treatments in child abuse and neglect” Children and Youth Services Review, 26(2004), p. 1097-1113.

Allen D. DeSena, Robert A. Murphy, Heather Douglas-Palumberi, Gary Blau, Blandina Kelly, Sara M. Horwitz and Joan Kaufman. “SAFE Homes: Is it worth the cost? An evaluation of a group home permanency planning program for children who first enter out-of-home care.” Child Abuse and Neglect, 29(2005), p. 627-643.

2005 Pro Humanitate Award Winners

Book Awards
James G. Barber, Ph.D., and Paul H. Delfabbro, Ph.D. Children in Foster Care. (Routledge Taylor & Francis, 2003.)

Martha Shirk and Gary Stangler. On Their Own: What Happens to Kids When They Age Out of the Foster Care System. (Westview, 2004.)

Article Awards
Anne Duggan, Sc.D., Loretta Fuddy, ACSW, MPH, Elizabeth McFarlane, MPH, Lori Burrell, MA, Amy Windham, Ph.D., Susan Higman, Ph.D., and Calvin Sia, MD. “Evaluating a Statewide Home Visiting Program to Prevent Child Abuse in At-Risk Families of Newborns: Fathers’ Participation and Outcomes.” Child Maltreatment, Vol. 9, No. 1, February 2004, p. 3-17.

Kathleen Wells, Ph.D., and Shenyang Guo, Ph.D. “Reunification of Foster Children Before and After Welfare Reform.” Social Service Review, Vol. 78, No 2, March 2004, p. 74-95.

C. Aaron McNeece, Ph.D., and Bruce A. Thyer, Ph.D. “Evidence-Based Practice and Social Work.” Journal of Evidence-Based Practice, Vol. 1, No. 1, 2004, p. 7-25.

Tracey Field. “The Child Welfare Funding Problem: The Title IV-E Straitjacket vs. the Medicaid Roadblock.” The Social Work Forum, Vol. 37, Spring 2004, p. 5-42.

Child Welfare Ethics Award
Jennifer Renne, JD, for her book, Legal Ethics in Child Welfare Cases (ABA Center). Ms. Renne is the Assistant Director of Child Welfare at the National Child Welfare Resource Center on Legal and Judicial Issues. (ABA, 2004.)

2004 Pro Humanitate Award Winners

Book Awards
Madelyn Freundlich and Sarah Gerstenzang. An Assessment of the Privatization of Child Welfare Services: Challenges and Successes. (CWLA Press, 2004.)

Lundy Bancroft and Jay G. Silverman, Ph.D. The Batterer as Parent: Addressing the Impact of Domestic Violence on Family Dynamics. (Sage Publications, 2003.)

Article Awards
Eileen Gambrill, Ph.D. “A Client-Focused Definition of Social Work Practice.” Research on Social Work Practice, Vol. 13, No. 3, May 2003, p. 310; and “Evidence-Based Practice: Sea Change or the Emperor’s New Clothes?" Journal of Social Work Education, Vol. 39.1, Winter (2003), p. 3.

Kelli Connell-Carrick, Ph.D. “A Critical Review of the Empirical Literature: Identifying Correlates of Child Neglect.” Child & Adolescent Social Work Journal, Vol. 20, No. 5, October 2003, p. 389.

Matthew O. Howard, Ph.D., Curtis McMillen, Ph.D., and David E. Pollio, Ph.D. “Teaching Evidence-Based Practice: Toward a New Paradigm for Social Work Education.” Research on Social Work Practice, Vol. 13, Number 2, March 2003, p. 234.

2003 Pro Humanitate Award Winners

Book Award
Nina Bernstein, New York Times Reporter. The Lost Children of Wilder: The Epic Struggle to Change Foster Care. Pantheon Books. (Vintage, 2001.)

Article Awards
Duncan Lindsey, Ph.D., Sacha Klein Martin, MSW, and Jenny Doh, MSW. “The Failure of Intensive Casework Services to Reduce Foster Care Placements: An Examination of Family Preservation Studies.” Children and Youth Services Review, Vol. 24, No. 9/10, pp. 743-775, 2002.

Sandra Jo Wilson, Ph.D., Mark W. Lipsey, Ph.D., and Haluk Soydan, Ph.D. “Are Mainstream Programs for Juvenile Delinquency Less Effective With Minority Youth Than Majority Youth? A Meta-Analysis of Outcomes Research.” Research on Social Work Practice, Vol. 13, No. 1, (January 2003), p. 3.

Erna Olafson, Ph.D., Psy.D., and Barbara Boat, Ph.D. Treatment of Child Abuse: Common Ground for Mental Health, Medical, and Legal Practitioners, The John Hopkins University Press, Baltimore and London, (2000), Chapter 2, “Long-term Management of the Sexually Abused Child: Considerations and Challenges.”

Anthony Petrosino, Ph.D., Carolyn Turpin-Petrosino, Ph.D., and James O. Finckenauer, Ph.D. “Well-Meaning Programs Can Have Harmful Effects! Lessons From Experiments of Programs Such as Scared Straight.” Crime and Delinquency, Vol. 46, No. 3, pp. 354-379, 2000.

2002 Pro Humanitate Award Winners

Book Award
Yehudi O. Webster, Ph.D. Against the Multicultural Agenda. Praeger Publishers, Westport, Connecticut, 1997.

Article Awards
Mark Chaffin, Ph.D., Barbara L. Bonner, Ph.D., and Robert F. Hill, Ph.D. "Family Preservation and Family Support Programs: Child Maltreatment Outcomes Across Client Risk Levels and Program Types." Child Abuse and Neglect, Vol. 25, No. 10, October 2001.

Toni Terling Watt, Ph.D. "Permanency in Kinship Care: An Exploration of Disruption Rates and Factors Associated with Placement Disruption." Children and Youth Services Review, Vol. 23, No. 2, 2001.

Julien Teitler, Ph.D. & Sara McLanahan, Ph.D. "The Consequences of Father Absence." Parenting and Child Development in "Nontraditional" Families, pp. 83-103. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc, 1999.

Distinguished Service Award
Daniel Schneider, Director, National Center for Child Safety, for promoting best practice through child welfare advocacy.

2001 Pro Humanitate Award Winners

Book Award
Betsy Keefer and Jayne Schooler. Telling the Truth to Your Adopted or Foster Child: Making Sense of the Past. Bergin & Garvey, 2000.

Article Awards
Eileen D. Gambrill, Ph.D. "Honest Brokering of Knowledge and and Ignorance." Journal of Social Work Education, Vol. 36, No. 3, Fall 2000.

Christopher Baird and Dennis Wagner. "The Relative Validity of Actuarial and Consensus-Based Risk Assessment Systems." Children and Youth Services Review, Vol. 22, #11/12, 2000.

Bill Treanor, Executive Director/Publisher, and Patrick Boyle, Editor. Special award for consistent intellectual integrity and moral courage displayed in year 2000-2001 publications, as exemplified by "The Hardy Life of Worst Practice," Youth Today, July/August, 2001.

Distinguished Service Award
Eddie Guice. Volunteer efforts in community programming; All Ohio Girls Basketball Program.

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