ISPCAN awards are presented every two years at the ISPCAN International Congresses. Award recipients receive a plaque, acknowledgment on ISPCAN’s website, and recognition in ISPCAN’s newsletter, The LINK. Nominees (or at least one member of the multidisciplinary team for the Multidisciplinary Team Award) must be ISPCAN members in good standing for at least two years at the time of nomination (that is, dues paid for 2014 and 2015). The nominator must also be a current ISPCAN member in good standing (that is, dues paid for 2016).
Nominations for 2016 have now closed.The Distinguished Career Award recognizes an outstanding professional for longstanding dedication, expertise and contributions to the field of child abuse and neglect.
The Distinguished Service Award recognizes an individual for his or her commitment and dedication to ISPCAN or to an ISPCAN Country Partner.
The C. Henry Kempe Award, established in 1984, is presented every two years by ISPCAN to an outstanding young professional or organization working in any discipline in the field of child abuse and neglect.
The Kempe Lectureship was established in 1986 as a major feature of ISPCAN’s international congresses. Following the example of Dr. C. Henry Kempe, the individual selected to deliver the Kempe Memorial Lecture must have made significant contributions to the welfare of children and demonstrate significant teaching experience. The 2016 Kempe Lecturer will be an invited speaker at ISPCAN’s XXIst International Congress to be held in Calgary, Canada from 28-31 August 2016, and the Kempe Memorial Lecture may be published in Child Abuse & Neglect: the International Journal.
Multidisciplinary Team Award recognizes a multidisciplinary team that has
made substantial progress in the treatment or prevention of child abuse and
neglect in its local community. The award may be given to the team as a whole
or to the individual who developed and led the team.