July 1, 2010
McGeorge Distinguished Professor and Scholar John E.B. Myers received one of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children's highest honors this summer.
Myers accepted the organization's 2009 William Friedrich Memorial Award on June 25, 2010, in New Orleans, Louisiana. He also delivered an honorary lecture at the group's annual convention, speaking on "The American Child Protection System: A Historical Examination from the Year 2060," a futuristic look back at what may transpire in that field in the next half-century.
Myers, one of the country's foremost authorities on child abuse, was honored for "a career that exemplifies the achievements and character" of Friedrich, a world-renown Mayo Clinic psychologist whose research in the area of child sexual abuse pioneered several forms of treatment.
The author or editor of eight books and more than a hundred articles on child abuse, Myers travels throughout the United States and abroad, speaking to judges, attorneys, police, doctors, and mental health professionals.
The American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children is the leading national organization supporting professionals who serve children and families affected by child maltreatment and violence. Myers' third edition of The APSAC Handbook on Child Maltreatment was recently published by Sage Publications.
In addition to his tireless efforts at expanding research and knowledge in a difficult societal field, Myers carries a super-sized teaching load at McGeorge. He is teaching Criminal Law and Community Property this summer at the law school. He will teach Evidence, Juvenile Law, Family Law and Criminal Law during the 2010-11 academic year.