APA International Humanitarian Award
The American Psychological Association (APA) is seeking nominations for the 2015 International Humanitarian Award.
This APA award recognizes extraordinary humanitarian service and activism by a psychologist or a team of psychologists, including professional and/or volunteer work conducted primarily in the field with underserved populations.
"Extraordinary humanitarian services" are defined as professional activities initiated by psychologists, working alone or in association with others, to help alleviate severe stress and restore psychological well-being to a group of people in a variety of difficult circumstances, including but not limited to the following:
Survivors and/or victims' families following a significant event such as a natural or person-induced disaster, a national or international incident, a civil war or a forced migration
A community of any size in which long-term political, economic, social and/or other circumstances have caused severe stress and psychological problems for a substantial portion of that community.