2019 Outstanding Service Award Nominations

Nomination Deadline: October 9, 2019

Each year Minnesota Association for Children's Mental health recognizes individuals who have had a significant, positive influence in the lives of children with mental health needs.

The Outstanding Service Award is open to educators, mental health professionals, social workers, physicians, juvenile justice professionals, administrators, community advocates, parents, caregivers and other public servants who have shown extraordinary achievement and/or leadership in the field of children’s mental health.

The award recipients will be celebrated at Minnesota Association for Children's Mental Health – An Evening of Heart Gala on Friday, November 1, 2019 at Radisson Blu Mall of America.

NOTE: You will need the following information to complete your nomination*:

 

Nominee's full name, profession, agency, address, email and a letter of support (word doc.)

 

 *Award recipients from the last five years are not eligible to receive the award.

About You, The Nominator

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About the Nominee

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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 individual for this award may include information about their efforts in any or all of the following areas:

For Educators

  • Demonstrating dedication to helping infants, children or adolescents with mental health needs succeed academically and socially
  • Demonstrating exceptional educational talent as evidenced by effective instructional practices and student learning around mental health promotion, prevention, and healthy development     
  • Building positive, productive relationships with students, parents, and administrators
  • Engaging in efforts to educate, train and mentor peers in the educational setting regarding infant, child and adolescent mental health

 

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 individual for this award may include information about their efforts in any or all of the following areas:

For Juvenile Justice Professionals

  • Engaging in efforts to educate, train and mentor peers in the juvenile justice system regarding child and adolescent mental health
  • Promoting collaboration and service integration for children and adolescents with mental health needs
  • Positively impacting system processes and outcomes for children and adolescents with mental health needs involved in the juvenile justice system
  • Engaging in research that promotes positive change for children and adolescents with mental health needs involved in the juvenile justice system
  • Developing and/or implementing innovative and collaborative methods to deliver timely and effective services to children and adolescents with mental health needs involved in the juvenile justice system
  • Engaging in efforts that raise awareness about mental health needs of children and adolescents involved in the juvenile justice system

 

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 individual for this award may include information about their efforts in any or all of the following areas:

For Physicians

  • Engaging in efforts to educate, train and mentor peers within the health care setting regarding infant, child or adolescent mental health
  • Engaging in efforts that raise awareness about infant, child or adolescent mental health
  • Advocating on behalf of infants, children or adolescents with mental health needs
  • Developing and/or implementing innovative, successful methods to deliver timely and effective services to infants, children or adolescents with mental health needs
  • Engaging in research that promotes positive advancements in preventing and treating mental health disorders among infants, children or adolescents

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 individual for this award may include information about their efforts in any or all of the following areas:

For Mental Health Professionals and Social Workers

  • Engaging in efforts that raise awareness about infant, child or adolescent mental health
  • Advocating on behalf of infants, children or adolecents with mental health needs
  • Engaging in research that promotes positive advancements in preventing and treating mental health disorders among infants, children or adolescents
  • Promoting collaboration and service integration for infants, children or adolescents with mental health needs
  • Promoting service integration for infants, children or adolescents with mental health challenges
  • Contributing to the body of knowledge surrounding infant, child or adolescent mental health

 

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 individual for this award may include information about their efforts in any or all of the following areas:

For Parents/Caregivers/Family Members

  • Demonstrating commitment and dedication to creating a better life for an infant, child or adolescent with or at risk of having a mental health disorder
  • Engaging in system change efforts at the local, state, or national level on behalf of infants, children or adolescents with mental health needs, and their families
  • Demonstrating successful, collaborative efforts advocating for their child or family within the mental health and educational systems
  • Engaging in efforts that raise awareness about infant, child or adolescent mental health 

 

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 individual for this award may include information about their efforts in any or all of the following areas:

Other/Public Servants

  • Contributing to the body of knowledge surrounding infant, children's and adolescent mental health
  • Demonstrating compassion for children, youth, and their families in their work
  • Promoting collaboration and service integration for infants, children and adolescents with mental health needs
  • Engaging in efforts that raise awareness about infant, child or adolescent mental health
  • 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 advocacy efforts for an infant, child or adolescent with mental health needs
  • Developing and/or implementing collaborative methods to deliver timely and effective services to infants, children or adolescents with mental health needs 
  • Providing a lasting contribution to the children’s mental health field