2010 Director's Awards

 

The Director’s Awards represent an opportunity to recognize valuable contributions by individuals and organizations to the treatment, prevention and recovery fields. Recipients will have demonstrated outstanding achievement in one of the following key areas: providing innovative and effective approaches in treatment, prevention, recovery, or research; being a friend of the field; supporting cultural diversity; or being a leader in the state in support of the field. The award winners will be recognized on October 12, 2010 during the Training Conference.

 

The nomination period has passed.

 

 

Award Cateogries

 

Innovative and Effective Prevention Approaches

Applies to best approaches in research or practice as they relate to improving and strengthening the prevention field. Criteria: Include a brief description demonstrating how the nominee addressed the appropriate risk and protective factors for substance abuse in a defined population; used evidence-based strategies and practices to achieve outcomes; used approaches that have been shown to be effective; intervened early at important stages and transitions and in appropriate settings and domains; and, developed innovative and effective approaches to manage programs effectively.

 

Innovative and Effective Treatment Approaches

Applies to best approaches in research or practice as they relate to improving and strengthening the treatment field. Criteria: Include a brief description of the innovative and effective methods used in the treatment of substance abuse and why the nominee selected the methods. Include how the nominee addressed the diverse treatment needs of the patient population and the appropriateness of the treatment components. Define the degree of active engagement of the patient in the treatment process and include the overall results of the approach along with any evidence of success.

 

Innovative and Effective Recovery Approaches

Applies to best approaches in research or practice as they relate to improving and strengthening therecovery field. Criteria: Include a brief description demonstrating how the nominee employed innovative and effective approaches in recovery from substance abuse. The description should include evidence-based strategies and practices to achieve outcomes and a discussion of factors which led the nominee to employ these methods. Include the overall results of the approach along with any evidence of success.

 

Innovative and Effective Research Approaches

Applies to best approaches in research or practice as they relate to improving and strengthening the prevention, treatment or recovery fields. Criteria: Include a brief description demonstrating how the nominee employed innovative and effective approaches in the treatment, prevention or recovery of substance abuse and a discussion detailing what led the nominee to employ his or her research method. Include the overall results of the approach along with any evidence of success.

 

Friend of the Field

This award is reserved for an individual or organization that is supportive of prevention, treatment and recovery, but is not typically associated with alcohol and other drug prevention, treatment and recovery programs. Nominees may come from, but are not limited to, corporate, non-profit, governmental or academic environments. Criteria: Describe how the nominee has demonstrated significant dedication and commitment in support of the field of alcohol and other drugs. Support for the field can be through continued financial commitments; volunteering time in community service; or serving as an advocate and prominent spokesperson for the prevention, treatment and recovery of substance abuse. The nominee should not be employed currently in the alcohol and other drug field.

 

Cultural Diversity

This award acknowledges the value of cultural diversity as an essential component of prevention, treatment and recovery by recognizing an individual or organization for supporting diversity in the field. Criteria: Describe briefly what the nominee has done to reach out to diverse populations and what strategies were employed. Explain how the nominee demonstrated cultural sensitivity in hiring practices that matched staff to the program’s client base. Discuss the overall impact and results of the culturally diverse approach to prevention, treatment and recovery along with any evidence of success.

 

State Leader in the Field
This award is reserved for an individual or organization that is a leader in the field of treatment, prevention or recovery of substance abuse in California. Criteria: Briefly describe how the nominee has demonstrated dedication and commitment in leading the state’s prevention, treatment and recovery efforts.