For Immediate Release

Contact: Rob Grant, Communications Director
202.966.7300, Ext. 119

Caitlyn Camacho, Communications & Marketing Coordinator
202.966.7300, Ext. 154

Washington, D.C., September 19, 2012 - The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) is pleased to announce Lisa Amaya-Jackson, M.D., M.P.H., Co-Director, North Carolina Child Treatment Program, Center for Child & Family Health, Duke University Medical Center, as the recipient of AACAP's 2012 Norbert and Charlotte Rieger Service Program Award for Excellence.

The award, supported by the Norbert and Charlotte Rieger Foundation, was established in 1996 to recognize innovative programs that address prevention, diagnosis, or treatment of mental illnesses in children and adolescents. The award honors programs that serve as models and provides financial support to the nominee and service program.

Dr. Amaya-Jackson presents, "'Doctor, I Need a Good Therapist for my Traumatized Child!' Why Outcomes and Fidelity Matter in Creating a State Implementation Platform to Disseminate Trauma Evidence-Based Treatments," at AACAP's 59th Annual Meeting on October 24, 2012, in San Francisco.

For more information on this award, please contact Caitlyn Camacho, Communications Coordinator, at 202.966.7300, ext. 154 or


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