Call for Nominations - IARTC Awards

 

IARTC is pleased to announce that nominations are now being accepted for the inaugural IARTC Awards Ceremony to be held during the 2023 American Counseling Association Conference and Expo March 30 – April 2.  It is fitting as an ACA division with an international scope that the awards ceremony will be held in a truly international city such as Toronto, Canada.  These awards seek to honor those who have made outstanding contributions to the profession of resilience and trauma intervention and counseling.  

The awards and criteria for each are listed below.  All submission packets should be sent to the nominating committee at iartcawards@gmail.com.  The submission deadline is January 16, 2023. If you have any questions about the awards or nomination process, please contact the chair of the Awards Committee Steve Berry (stberry@troy.edu) or Vice-Chair Michelle Santiago (santiagom@moravian.edu).  

 

Awards

A.   J. Barry Mascari & Jane Webber Transformative & Legendary Leadership Award

 

This award goes to a counselor who has made a transformative and legendary impact in the field of traumatic stress and/or resilience.

 
Nomination application includes: 
1.    The nomination letter should describe how this leader has made transformative and legendary impacts in the fields of traumatic stress and/or resilience.
2.    The nomination letter should describe how this leader served as an active and collaborative member of the traumatic stress and resilience communities through extensive service, leadership, mentorship, and scholarship.
3.    Please upload up to two supporting letters from individuals who are familiar with this leader and their accomplishments, as well as the nominee’s latest CV.
4.    Share any instances wherein this leader has positively impacted impoverished communities and marginalized individuals.
5.    If relevant, please feel free to upload any supporting documentation (news reports, journal articles, and so forth). 
 
B.    Lifetime Achievement Award
 
This award recipient has an extensive history of advocacy and exceptional practice in the field of traumatic stress and resilience. Such advocacy and exceptional practice may be demonstrated by a history of research and/or publication, mentoring, and involvement in the mental health counseling community. 
 
Nomination application includes: 
1.    Describe how this nominee demonstrates advocacy and exceptional practice in the field of resilience and traumatic stress.
2.    Describe any history of research, publication, and offering professional development. 
3.    Describe how this nominee demonstrates mentoring and involvement in the mental health community. 
4.    Please upload up to two supporting letters from individuals who are familiar with this individual and their accomplishments, along with the nominee’s most recent CV.
5.    Share any instances wherein this counselor has positively affected impoverished communities and marginalized individuals.
6.    If relevant, please feel free to upload any supporting documentation (news reports, journal articles, and so forth).
 
C.    Visionary Community Leadership Award
 
This award is granted to a community leader (state, regional, national, or international) who is a tireless advocate for those affected by traumatic stress, and who participates in mentoring, transformative leadership, and has developed collaborative relationships within their local community while making a real-world difference for those affected by traumatic stress.
 
Nomination application includes: 
1.    Describe how this visionary community leader makes transformative impacts related to traumatic stress and resilience, especially in the areas of prevention and interventions. 
2.    Describe how this individual demonstrates that they have remained current on matters pertaining to the effects of traumatic stress and resilience.
3.    Describe this nominee’s mentoring style and transformative leadership, including any professional development offerings. 
4.    Describe how this nominee demonstrated collaborative relationships with the local community as it relates to traumatic stress and resilience.
5.    Please upload up to two supporting letters from individuals who are familiar with this individual and their accomplishments, along with the nominee’s most recent CV.
6.    Share any instances wherein this leader has positively affected impoverished communities and marginalized individuals.
7.    If relevant, please feel free to upload any supporting documentation (news reports, journal articles, and so forth).
 
 
D.     IARTC Traumatic Stress and Resilience Counselor Advocate Award
 
This traumatic stress and resilience professional is a tireless advocate for those affected by traumatic stress, and who stays current on research, participates in mentoring, and has developed collaborative relationships within their local crisis and traumatic stress community. 
 
Nomination application includes: 

1.    Describe how this traumatic stress and resilience professional advocates for those affected by trauma, especially in the areas of prevention and interventions. 
2.    Describe how this individual demonstrates that they have remained current on matters pertaining to traumatic stress and resilience. 
3.    Share any instances wherein this advocate has positively affected impoverished communities and marginalized individuals.
4.    Describe this nominee’s mentoring style, including any professional development offerings. 
5.    Describe how this nominee demonstrated collaborative relationships with the local crisis, disaster, and traumatic stress community.
6.    Please upload up to two supporting letters from individuals who are familiar with this individual and their accomplishments along with the nominee’s most recent CV.
7.    If relevant, please feel free to upload any supporting documentation (news reports, journal articles, and so forth).
 
E.    Counselor Educator Traumatic Stress and Resilience Advocacy Award
 
This counselor educator exemplifies both advocacy and outreach in the areas of resilience and traumatic stress. This award recipient is a leader for change and has an extensive history of mentoring, addressing diversity, equity, social justice, empathy, and understanding, encouraging students to become involved in professional communities, and is committed to building relationships between the university and the surrounding community. 
 
Nomination application includes: 
1.    Describe how this counselor educator acts as a leader for change. 
2.    Relate how this counselor educator acts as a mentor and encourages students to become involved in their professional communities. Please mention any professional development this nominee has provided to both students and professionals. 
3.    Share any instances wherein this counselor educator has positively affected impoverished communities and marginalized individuals.
4.    Please share how this counselor educator strives to create meaningful connections between their university and the surrounding communities. 
5.    Please upload up to two supporting letters from individuals who are familiar with this individual and their accomplishments, along with the nominee’s most recent CV.
6.    If relevant, please feel free to upload any supporting documentation (news reports, journal articles, and so forth).
 
F.     IARTC Traumatic Stress and Resilience Researcher Advocate Award
 
This researcher has demonstrated advocacy for those affected by traumatic stress by participating in and publishing research that may have had an impact on legislation, developed new methodology or challenged older methodology, or affected the larger community. This award recipient need not be a member of IARTC. 
 
Nomination application includes: 
1.    Describe how this nominee’s research has had an impact on those affected by traumatic stress, especially in the areas of prevention and intervention. 
2.    Please share specific examples of the research and describe how they may have influenced legislation, methodology, or the larger community. 
3.    Share any instances of professional development offered by this nominee. 
4.    Share any instances wherein this researcher has positively affected impoverished communities and marginalized individuals.
5.    Please upload up to two supporting letters from individuals who are familiar with this individual and their accomplishments, along with the nominee’s most recent CV.
6.    If relevant, please feel free to upload any supporting documentation (news reports, journal articles, and so forth).
 
G.     Distinguished Professional Service Award
 

This award recipient is an active and contributing member of IARTC. The recipient will be selected based upon the depth and breadth of their contributions, including leadership roles. This award is given to the outgoing President, at the end of their term, upon approval by the Board. 
 
Nomination application includes: 
1.    Please list all organizations of which this nominee is a member along with any positions held. 
2.    Describe how this nominee contributes to professional organizations that are of benefit to the mental health of those affected by traumatic stress. 
3.    Describe any professional development opportunities offered by or hosted by this nominee. 
4.    Please upload up to two supporting letters from individuals who are familiar with this individual and their accomplishments.
5.    If relevant, please feel free to upload any supporting documentation (news reports, journal articles, CV, and so forth).
 
H.    Legislative Service Award
 
This legislator has worked tirelessly to advance the mental health of those affected by traumatic stress. This award recipient need not be a member of IARTC. 
 
Nomination application includes: 
1.    Describe how this legislator has promoted the mental health of those affected by traumatic stress. Please be sure to include specific legislation advocated for and any legislation passed. 
2.    Describe the community impact of this legislator’s advocacy for the mental health of those affected by traumatic stress. 
3.    Please upload up to two supporting letters from individuals who are familiar with this individual and their accomplishments.
4.    If relevant, please feel free to upload any supporting documentation (news reports, journal articles, CV, and so forth).
 
I.    Outstanding Graduate Student 
 
This award recipient is a graduate student member of IARTC, who has demonstrated aptitude within the counseling profession, with a focus on advocacy for those affected by traumatic stress. This recipient will have demonstrated this by leadership experience with any current or past participation in state, regional, national, or international organizations and conferences. 
 
Nomination application includes: 
1.    Describe how this nominee demonstrates aptitude and interest within the counseling profession with a particular focus on those affected by traumatic stress. 
2.    Relate this nominee’s past experiences in academics and service to the counseling profession. 
3.    Describe this nominee’s involvement in professional conferences. 
4.    Please upload up to two supporting letters from individuals who are familiar with this individual and their accomplishments along with the nominee’s most recent CV.
5.    If relevant, please feel free to upload any supporting documentation (news reports, journal articles, and so forth).
    
J.      IARTC Emerging Leader(s)
 

These award recipients are new professionals or students who have demonstrated aptitude and interest in leadership within the counseling profession, with a focus on advocacy for those affected by traumatic stress. Recipients will have demonstrated this by leadership experience with any current or past participation in state, regional, national, or international organizations and conferences. Up to four (4) Emerging Leaders may be selected each fiscal year. The IARTC President selects recipients for this award.
 
Nomination application includes: 
1.    Describe how this nominee demonstrates aptitude and interest in leadership is related to traumatic stress and resilience. 
2.    Relate this nominee’s past experiences in the leadership of professional organizations. 
3.    Describe this nominee’s involvement in professional conferences. 
4.    Please upload up to two supporting letters from individuals who are familiar with this individual and their accomplishments, along with the nominee’s most recent CV.
5.    If relevant, please feel free to upload any supporting documentation (news reports, journal articles, and so forth).