Dr Leonard E. Gibbs (1943 to 2008), Professor Emeritus of Social Work at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, was an internationally recognized expert in the field of evidence-based practice (EBP) and was a fervent proponent of EBP in the helping professions. As part of his legacy, Len's widow, Betsy McDougall-Gibbs, established the Leonard E. Gibbs Award for Outstanding Contribution to Evidence-Based Practice, through the Campbell Social Welfare Coordinating Group (SWCG).
Each year, the Leonard E. Gibbs Fund will honor the winning review team with one fully paid registration to the Campbell annual conference, where they will be recognized for their groundbreaking work.
Award recipients over the years
Michael de Vibe, Arild Bjørndal, Sabina Fattah, Gunvor M Dyrdal, Even Halland, Emily E Tanner-Smith for "Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) for improving health, quality of life and social functioning in adults"
Brandy R. Maynard, Michael R. Solis, Veronica L. Miller and Kristen E. Brendel for "Mindfulness-based interventions for improving cognition, academic achievement, behavior, and socioemotional functioning of Primary and Secondary School students"
Marc Winokur, Amy Holtan and Keri Batchelder for "Kinship care for the safety, permanency, and well-being of children removed from the home for maltreatment"
Cheryl Regehr, Ramona Alaggia, Jane Dennis, Annabel Pitts, Michael Saini for "Interventions to reduce distress in adult victims of sexual violence and rape"
Geraldine Macdonald, Julian Higgins, Paul Ramchandani, Jeff Valentine, Latricia P. Bronger, Paul Klein, Roland O'Daniel, Mark Pickering, Ben Rademaker, George Richardson, Matthew Taylor for "Cognitive-behavioural interventions for children who have been sexually abused" (review update)
Jane Barlow, Nadja Smailagic, Cathy Bennett, Nick Huband, Hannah Jones and Esther Coren for "Individual and group based parenting programmes for improving psychosocial outcomes for teenage parents and their children"
Geraldine Macdonald and William Turner for "Treatment Foster Care for improving outcomes in children and young people"
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You can read more about the Leonard E. Gibbs Award, including eligibility criteria, here: The Campbell Collaboration Social Welfare Coordinating Group Awards Program.