McGavin Award for Prevention

The Agnes Purcell McGavin Award for Prevention, established in 1964, recognizes a child and adolescent psychiatrist who has made significant contributions to the prevention of mental disorders in children and adolescents and influenced the general well-being of young people. Funded by a bequest from Dr. Agnes Purcell McGavin.

APA Component

  • Council on Children, Adolescents, and Their Families
  • McGavin Award Selection Committee

Prize

  • A plaque
  • $1,500

Criteria/Eligibility

  • A child/adolescent psychiatrist
  • Previous winners of the McGavin Award for Distinguished Career Achievement are eligible
  • Member of the McGavin Award Selection Committee are ineligible for the award for five years beginning with their first year on the committee

Nomination Requirements

  • Only an APA member may nominate individuals
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Nominee’s CV

Submission Information

kids@psych.org

Deadline

June 1

Award Notification

July 15

Award Presentation

Presented at an appropriate child and adolescent psychiatry session during APA’s Annual Meeting in May.

Staff Contact

Patrick Odai-Afotey
Program Manager
podai-afotey@psych.org

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Oct
2018
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2018 IPS: The Mental Health Services Conference
  • Chicago, Ill.
  • Thur,  Oct  04 - Sun,  Oct  07
May
2019
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2019 Annual Meeting
  • San Francisco, Calif.
  • Sat,  May  18 - Wed,  May  22