Nominations

OVERVIEW

IARCA will present three awards at this year's conference:

Each awardee is selected from a poll of people nominated by IARCA member agencies or staff or board members of those agencies.

NOMINEE ELIGIBILITY

Each award has specific criteria listed below. Additionally, all nominees must be employed by, or serve as a board member of, an agency which is a full or affiliate IARCA member in good standing.

NOMINATION PROCESS

Nominations must be received by August 10, 2018 to be considered. The nomination shall be written and follow this format:

  1. Name of the person nominated.
  1. The award for which they are being nominated (the Cathy Graham Life of Service Award, the Robert Pollitt Excellence in Service Award, or the Bobby Jones Staff Training & Development Award)
  1. Your name and contact information.
  1. Name of the agency with whom the nominee is affiliated.
  1. Narrative: Written narrative giving reasons for nomination – especially identifying contributions to improving services and treatment of children and families. Not to exceed one type-written, single-spaced page.
  1. Up to two letters of endorsement from outside agencies are not required but may be included.

Please submit nominations to iarca@iarca.org.

 

CRITERIA FOR CATHY GRAHAM LIFE OF SERVICE AWARD

  1. A person who is employed by or serves as a board member of any agency which is a full or affiliate IARCA member in good standing.
  1. A person who has worked in the child welfare, child services, or child wellbeing communities for, cumulatively, at least 25 years.
  1. A person who demonstrates a deep commitment to the health and welfare of youth and who has made significant contributions to advancing the field..
  1. A person who champions a high level of excellence in the care and treatment of children and families.
  1. A person whose work and professional conduct set a high standard of performance for others in the field of children and family services; who presents an outstanding image to the community and reflects quality of services to youth and families.
  1. A person who is an advocate for youth and quality care for all youth.

 

CRITERIA FOR ROBERT POLLITT EXCELLENCE IN SERVICE AWARD

  1. A person who is employed by any agency which is a full IARCA member in good standing.
  1. A person who demonstrates a deep concern for the health and welfare of youth.
  1. A person who has a commitment to exceptional services to youth and families.
  1. A person who has been affiliated with the agency for as least two years and active in the field of child welfare for at least five years.
  1. A person whose work and professional conduct set a high standard of performance for others in the field of child welfare; who presents an outstanding image to the community and reflects quality of services to youth.
  1. A person who is an advocate for youth and quality care for all youth.

 

CRITERIA FOR BOBBY JONES STAFF TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT AWARD

  1. A person who is employed by any agency which is a full or affiliate IARCA member in good standing, has been affiliated with the agency for as at least five years, and has been active in the field of children and family services for at least ten years.
  1. A person who is committed to professional growth and continuing education, as well as the advancement of diversity and leadership in the children and family services field.
  1. A person who understands the importance of meaningful interactions with clients and staff and cultivates a culturally competent and positive treatment environment.
  1. A person who exhibits exemplary leadership skills, adherence to ethical standards and dedication to excellence in care, serving as a role model or mentor to others in the field.
  1. A person who sets a high standard of performance for others through her/his professional conduct and extraordinary contributions to children, families, and the agency.
  1. A person who cares deeply for the welfare of youth and families, acts as an advocate for their needs, and inspires others to be outstanding contributors in the field of children and family services.