The Offord Centre for Child Studies is honoured to be recognized for their hard work at the 39th Annual Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (CACAP) Conference held between September 15 and 17.
Dr. Harriet MacMillan, distinguished McMaster University Professor in the department of Psychiatry & Behavioural Neurosciences and Pediatrics, has been awarded the Paul Steinhauer Advocacy Award by CACAP. This award is in recognition of her hard work and research focused on the epidemiology of violence against children and women. Dr. MacMillan has evaluated the effectiveness of approaches to preventing child maltreatment and intimate partner violence. Currently, Dr. MacMillan is the co-principal investigator of the Preventing Violence Across the Lifespan (PreVAiL) Network, the Chedoke Health Chair in Child Psychiatry, and works closely with many organizations including the World Health Organization.
“Paul Steinhauer was a talented clinician, superb educator and wonderful role model who advocated for the needs of one of society’s most vulnerable groups of children – those involved with the child welfare system,” says core member of the Offord Centre, Dr. MacMillan. “I am deeply honoured to receive the Paul Steinhauer Advocacy Award, and very grateful to the amazing teams of people at the Offord Centre for Child Studies and the McMaster Child Advocacy and Assessment Program with whom I have the good fortune to work.”
The Offord Centre has also been awarded a Certificate of Special Recognition at the CACAP Conference for outstanding contributions to the improvement of mental health of children, youth and families. Speaking on behalf of the Offord Centre, Director Dr. Ellen Lipman expresses her gratitude for the award, “It is an honour for the Offord Centre for Child Studies to receive a Certificate of Special Recognition from the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. This award recognizes an organization that has made outstanding contributions and provided important leadership in the field of child and adolescent mental health.”
The Offord Centre for Child Studies’ work has been accredited for their development, strength and innovation in the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry field. “The Offord Centre has been a Canadian leader in understanding the epidemiology of child and youth emotional and behavioural problems, and has been home to national and international leaders in research on autism, child maltreatment and intimate partner violence, measurement of early child development as children enter school, and mental health of immigrant children,” adds Dr. Lipman.
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