Physicians who have completed or are enrolled in a fellowship program with significant child maltreatment (CM) content, or, have demonstrated a career commitment to CM, and who have potential for leadership in the CM field, are eligible for admission to the Helfer Society as scholar members. A current regular member may nominate a scholar, using the Scholar Application Form. Scholar applications for the Helfer Society can be submitted at any time; they are reviewed throughout the year by the chair of the Membership Committee.
Please email application materials to Dee Dee Bandy at
Membership as a scholar does not automatically lead to regular membership. Scholars do not have voting privileges. They are assessed the same membership dues of $125/year as regular members as well as the same fee as regular members for the annual Helfer Society meeting.