The American Humane Association has given its highest award for extraordinary achievements in the field of child welfare to child development pioneer and youth protection advocate Dr. Lewis P. Lipsitt. Lipsitt received the Vincent De Francis Award on the 100th anniversary of The Children’s Bureau, part of the Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Administration for Children and Families, and Department of Health and Human Services, during its 18th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect in Washington, D.C. Lipsitt, professor emeritus of psychology, medical science, and human development at Brown, founded the Brown University Child Study Center and is acknowledged nationally as a leading child development pioneer. He is the founding editor of Advances in Child Development and Behavior and the Brown University Child and Adolescent Behavior Newsletter. His articles on infant learning and perception, prenatal risk, crib death, adolescent suicide, and other conditions that threaten young people's lives, have appeared in many scientific journals and popular national magazines.

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