January 30, 2002
Christina Donkervoet, Chief of the Child and Adolescent Mental
Health Division, Hawaii Department of Health, will be awarded the
American Psychological Association’s (APA) Award for
Distinguished Service in the Promotion of Evidence-Based Practice for
her outstanding work addressing Felix class children. The award will be
formally presented at the annual APA meeting which will be held in
Chicago this summer.
Dr. Stephen Hinshaw, President of Division 53 of the American
Psychological Association said, "I find it remarkable that Ms.
Donkervoet’s efforts have had such a far-reaching impact. To have
in place the evidence reviews, partnerships, system engagement,
training, and evaluation procedures that she has implemented is
wonderful and inspiring!"
The APA Board of Directors unanimously voted this month to recognize
Ms. Donkervoet’s exemplary work, which has served on many fronts
to promote evidence-based and empirically supported treatments for the
child and adolescent population of Hawaii. The award includes airfare
and accommodations for the presentation in Chicago.
With this award, Hawaii again gains national prominence in the area
of children’s mental health. The Hawaii Department of Health was
previously recognized in late 2001 by Georgetown University and the
Florida Mental Health Institute of the University of South Florida,
both leaders in the area of children’s mental health.
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