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CAPSAC Virtual Awards Event

Save the Date for the Online CAPSAC Awards Event!

This is a FREE training event. 

Date: Wednesday, April 12, 2023

Time: 12:00PM - 2:00PM

Register HERE or by going to:

CAPSAC will be giving three awards:

The Karen Saywitz Legacy Award was established in 2021 to honor Dr. Saywitz, who was a pioneer in forensic interviewing of children and child development. The award highlights those who collaborated with Dr. Saywitz, were mentored by her, or were influenced by her rich body of work in child maltreatment intervention, investigation, forensic interviewing, advocacy, treatment, and prevention. Previous recipients include Dr. Gail Goodman and Dr. Tom Lyon. The award recipient will give a presentation at the event with time for Q&A.

The Paul Crissey Graduate Student Research Award has been given for more than two decades in honor of Paul Crissey, who served as President of CAPSAC during its formative years in the early 90s and dedicated his professional life to the welfare of children. The award is given for outstanding research by a graduate student in the field of child maltreatment, child welfare, foster care, or a related topic.

The Neal Snyder Outstanding Community Service Award recognizes professionals who demonstrate extraordinary dedication and efforts on behalf of children. Neal was an attorney who specialized in protecting children from abuse, and a role model for many in the field. He was a co-founder of CAPSAC and a supporter throughout his life. 

CAPSAC will recognize outstanding work in the field of child maltreatment through these three awards. Mark your calendars for April 12, and watch for more information soon!

Please contact Nelle Stanwood at or at (707) 710-9340 for any questions or concerns or if you require any accommodations to participate in this training. Requests must be received by 3/26/23.

This training is presented by the California Professional Society on the Abuse of Children, with support from CATTA. CATTA is a project of the Center for Innovation and Resources, Inc. with funding awarded by Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Victim Assistance Formula Grant Program (Formula Grant Program) and Child Sexual Abuse Prevention state funds (Grant Subaward numbers NC21 15 8567) through the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (CalOES)

Continuing Education Credits

All attendees will receive a certificate of attendance. Participants may also apply for Continuing Education Credits after the event. Course meets qualifications for 1 hour(s) of Continuing Education Credits for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (Provider #128590). CE Credits will be available after the event for a fee of $45.