David Crampton, associate professor of social work in the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, received the 2012 Triad Advocate of the Year Award, presented by Adoption Network Cleveland. The award honors those who have made a significant contribution to the adoption and/or foster care field. Nominees are recognized for their accomplishments, projects, programs or milestones achieved during the year.
Crampton was honored as a Triad Advocate of the Year because of his advocacy and education efforts on behalf of the local child welfare community. His work has inspired professionals, raised public awareness about foster care issues and improved life outcomes for children and families in the community. He received his award during a reception at The Breen Center for the Performing Arts in Cleveland Nov. 15.
“All MSASS faculty and students work directly in their chosen field of social work to improve the lives of adults, children, families and communities,” Crampton said. “I am gratified to be recognized for my efforts to help prevent child abuse and neglect because this award demonstrates that I am contributing to the mission of our school.”
Also honored at the awards ceremony was Clevelander Dominique Moceanu, a 1996 Olympic gold medalist and New York Times best-selling author of the memoir Off Balance; and Lisa Buescher, who received the Founder’s Award, which is given to a volunteer who has gone above and beyond to serve at Adoption Network Cleveland. Read more.