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The Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association designed the annual Awards of Excellence to reward individuals for their dedication and professionalism in the field of substance abuse treatment and prevention. Each year, FADAA seeks nominations of peers deserving of special recognition. Anyone in the industry can nominate a candidate for the awards as long as the nominee has been a member of FADAA for the past year. Award winners are honored at Florida’s Premiere Behavioral Health Conference (The FADAA/FCCMH Annual Conference) in Orlando and each winning category receives one complementary conference registration.

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Clinician of the Year

The 2017 Clinician of the Year Award honors one outstanding FADAA agency staff member from throughout Florida. The nominations recognize each candidate for providing outstanding direct care services (including case management and prevention services) to individuals, groups or families in a behavioral health care setting. The Clinician of the Year Award is given to one notable clinician who demonstrates superlative ability in the field of substance use treatment, mental health, co-occurring or prevention services.

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Professional of the Year

The 2017 Professional of the Year Award honors one administrative professional who performs duties that affect the provision of direct services and whose special efforts merit recognition by their peers. These individuals also play a vital role in the implementation of prevention services or client care. The Professional of the Year Award is given to one notable professional who demonstrates superlative ability in the field of substance use treatment, mental health, co-occurring or prevention services.

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Volunteer of the Year - Individual and Group Nominations

The 2017 Volunteer of the Year Award recognizes an individual or group who has taken an active role in supporting substance use treatment, mental health, co-occurring or prevention services either at the local or state level. This person willingly lends their talents towards an agency’s mission. This award recognizes the service of volunteers to member agencies or to FADAA. Note: One Volunteer of the Year recipient will be selected from the submitted individual and group nominations.

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Recovery Support Specialist Award

The Certified Recovery Support Specialist (CRSS) award is for individuals in entry-level substance abuse positions who use their lived experience to assist clients achieve and maintain recovery from addictions. Recipients of this award must be certified through the Florida Certification Board with a minimum of a high school diploma or general equivalency degree and must be actively engaged as a peer specialist.

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Past Award Recipients

2016 Award Recipients

2015 Award Recipients

2014 Award Recipients

2013 Award Recipients

2012 Award Recipients

2011 Award Recipients & Nominees

 

 

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