For Immediate Release
Contact: Rob Grant, Communications Director
202.966.7300, Ext. 119
Anna Eisenberg, Communications Coordinator
202.966.7300, Ext. 154
Washington, D.C., May 6, 2010 -The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry is pleased to announce Tamar Magarik Haro and Jeremy Sharp, both from the Office of Senator Christopher Dodd, as this year's recipient of the Friends of Children's Mental Health Award. The award was established in 2008 to honor those who have made significant contributions to society through support of child and adolescent psychiatry.
"Tamar and Jeremy have a command of children's mental health issues that is rare, even in an institution that is known for having professionals with specialties," said Kristin Kroeger, AACAP Deputy Executive Director and Director of Government Affairs.
"Having worked with them through Senator Dodd's office, our members know that their efforts have paved the way for stronger awareness and deeper commitment to child and adolescent mental health issues," said Kroeger.
As staff professionals from Senator Christopher Dodd's Office (D-CT), Ms. Magarik Haro and Mr. Sharp work closely with the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pension (HELP) Committee. This Committee holds jurisdiction over issues that include Head Start, the Family Medical Leave Act, childcare and child support, and other issues involving children, youth, and families. Long a champion for children's issues, Senator Dodd seeks staff who echo his legislative priorities. Through their dedication, Magarik Haro and Sharp consistently helped the Senate guided legislative initiatives from thought to law. AACAP is proud to present this prestigious award for their uncompromising stewardship in developing strong language strengthening children's mental health.
Mr. Sharp and Ms. Magarik Haro will accept the Friends of Children's Mental Health Award at the AACAP Annual Advocacy Day on Friday, May 7, 2010 from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m.
For more information about the award, please contact Anna Eisenberg, Communications Coordinator, at 202.966.7300, ext. 154 or email@example.com.
Representing over 8,000 child and adolescent psychiatrists nationwide, the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) is the leading authority on children's mental health.
AACAP Members actively research, diagnose and treat psychiatric disorders affecting children, adolescents and their families. For more information please visit www.aacap.org.