John Kalafat Awards in Applied Community Psychology

Div. 27 sponsors two awards to honor John Kalafat: a Community Program Award and a Practitioner Award.

Deadline: December 1, 2015; December 1, 2016

Sponsor: Division 27

Description

John Kalafat's life work integrated the principles and research of community psychology with their practical applications. John left a rich legacy in the published literature and in the many communities he helped strengthen. To continue his vision,  the two annual awards were created in his honor.

Community Program Award

This award will honor programs or initiatives that:
  • Demonstrate a positive impact on groups or communities as validated by program evaluation.
  • Build foundational bridges between theory, research and improving the world.
  • Demonstrate excellence in integrating training and program development in crisis intervention.

Practitioner Award

This award will honor an SCRA individual who exemplifies John’s unique characteristics as mentor, teacher and advocate, and especially his passion in making the benefits of community psychology accessible to all.

Eligibility

Self-nominations and nominations by SCRA students or colleagues will be accepted.

Please note: Individuals may only be nominated for one SCRA award per award cycle, and all nominees must be an active member of SCRA in the past one (1) membership renewal year unless otherwise stated in the call.

How to Apply

Submit an electronic copy of a cover letter and award materials to SCRA Administrative Director Victoria Scott.

Awards Materials

Those submitting nominations for the Community Program Award should send:

  • The CV or resume for the organization head or key individual.
  • The organization’s description/mission statement.
  • A statement (maximum four pages) regarding major social policy contributions of the organization.
  • Up to three letters of support.

Those submitting nominations for the Practitioner Award should send:

  • The nominee’s CV or resume (full or abbreviated).
  • A statement (maximum four pages) regarding major social policy contributions of the individual.
  • Up to three letters of support.
Past Recipients

Community Program Award

2013

The Community Toolbox

Practitioner Awards

2013

Gregory Meissen

2010

Tom Wolf

2009

Bill Berkowitz