PAFCAF Awards Nomination Form

One Person Can Make a Difference Award (Direct Care Staff)

One person can make a huge impact on the children and families served by PAFCAF member agencies. This award honors those direct care staff who work tirelessly to care for children and families and sometimes go unrecognized. These individuals have touched the lives of those in their care and go above and beyond each and every day.

Deadline: Monday, February 5, 2018

Click Here to Nominate a Deserving Individual


Nomination Process

The following process for receiving nominations is established:

Nominations must be made by members in good standing with PAFCAF.

Nominations may be made by any member organization on its official letterhead.

Nominations must be complete and submitted via this webform by Monday, February 5, 2018.

The PAFCAF Board of Directors will select the winner(s), based on the written submissions. Samples of any materials (if relevant) such as program announcements, agendas, reference materials may be submitted.

The winner(s) will be announced at the annual conference!

Criteria for Nominations

Nominees must meet the following criteria, and narrative in the nomination submission must support how the nominee exemplifies three or more of the following:

The nominee has exhibited meritorious service to his/her organization, community, or state on behalf of children and families in care.

The nominee’s performance exceeds the limits of their job description.

Peers hold the nominee in high esteem.

The nominee has exhibited sustained, extraordinary achievement of assigned tasks.

The nominee has overcome obstacles to performance or to self-improvement.

The nominee has exhibited leadership where there was no existing leadership.

Letter(s) of support from participants or others who are aware of the project/activity and its impact may be submitted and are encouraged.

The nominee made special contributions to policy development, technical improvements, business strategy innovations, communication strategies, etc. Submissions in this category must show the individual or organization's substantive contribution to the innovation.

Submissions for these awards will be evaluated by determining the scope of the impact on children and families or on the child welfare system. Submissions are also evaluated on the unique aspects and/or contributions of a particular project or person.

Thank YOU for your nominations! We look forward to honoring these deserving nominees!