- Objectives/funding priorities
The purpose of these grants is to support innovative and cutting-edge research related to child and adolescent counseling, especially research serving underserved populations. The awarding of these grants is based on the relevance of the projects to the mission of ACAC and the quality of the projects as described in the application and determined by reviewers.
- Types of grants funded
All types of research
This grant competition is open to both professional and student members of ACAC. Individuals may submit or be part of a submission team for only one proposal per application cycle. In order to be considered for the ACAC grant: (a) applications need to be complete, (b) the lead researcher must be a current member of ACAC, and (c) each researcher can have their name on only one application. Multiple submissions by any researcher (individually or as part of a submission team) will result in the disqualification of all corresponding proposals.
Student applicants need to submit a brief signed letter from a supervising faculty member, attesting to the study and the faculty member’s role in giving support to the study.
- Level of funding provided
Grant recipients will receive up to $1,500 funding for the proposed project.
- Key issues
The goals of ACAC are:
- Promote greater awareness, advocacy, and understanding of children and adolescents among members of the counseling profession and related helping fields.
- Advance developmentally appropriate prevention and intervention strategies for counseling children and adolescents.
- Support counseling and education with parents of children and adolescents.
- Foster counselor consultation with caretakers and other professionals who are involved in the lives of children and adolescents.
- Provide professional development activities to improve education and training of counselors who work with children and adolescents.
- Disseminate educational and professional materials with the purpose of raising the standards of practice for children and adolescents in counseling, psychotherapy, and mental health.
- Encourage involvement and communication of ACAC members to share knowledge and support for the improvement of mental health services to children and adolescents.
- Links to
- Website: http://acachild.org/