Leadership & Resiliency Program©™ Recognition & Citations


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  • 1999, National Association of Counties (NACo) Award for creativity and excellence in programming with measurable outcomes.
  • 1999, Best Practice in Science-Based Programming, Washington Metropolitan Council of Governments.
  • 2000, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Recognition as a national model program.
  • 2000, Recognition by then Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore “for changing the paradigm of how services are offered to youth in the Commonwealth of Virginia.”
  • 2000, JC Penney Golden Rule Award for program participants’ work with abused and neglected animals at the Middleburg Humane Foundation.
  • 2001, Recognition by Fairfax County Board of Supervisors for collaborative programming producing cost effective, measurable outcomes.
  • 2001, Recognition by Fairfax County Superintendent of Schools for excellent services for youth and for outstanding collaboration between County Government and the Public School System.
  • 2003, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). Recognition as a Promising Prevention Program.
  • 2004, George Mason Century Club Award for Most Effective Corporate Interaction for a student-produced video about the Leadership and Resiliency Program.
  • 2005, Achievement Award from the Virginia Municipal League for innovations in local government.
  • 2006, Inclusion in the National League of Cities’. Recognized through the “Awards for Municipal Excellence”, and NLC’s “City Showcase”.

Media Reports

  • Prebich, Courtney. (1997, December 31). Amrit Daryanani: Teaching self-esteem. The Centreville Times. pp. A1, 3.
  • Cooper, Jennifer. (2001, July 5). Unconventional healing. Centreville Times. Retrieved from http://www.xwire.com/
  • Leary, Michael. (2001, July 12). Softness for the hard knocks. The Washington Post. B1, Col. 3.
  • Fairfax program that reaches teenagers is national model. (2005, September). Virginia Town and City. Richmond, VA: Municipal League. pp 3-4.


  • Fishbein, D. and Doylan, D. (1997). Neighborhood prevention initiatives in the Washington-Baltimore Region. Greenbelt, MD: Washington/Baltimore HIDTA.
  • Implementing Programming with Fidelity article, Virginia Effective Practices Project Newsletter, 9/01.
  • Schinke, D., Brounstein, P. and Gardner, D. (2002). Science-based prevention programs and principles. DHHS Pub. No. (SMA) 03-3764. Rockville, MD: Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration
  • The Proof is in the Practice: The Evolution and Development of Science-Based Prevention Programs at the Grass Roots Level, Virginia Addictions Institute, Williamsburg, VA, 6/03.
  • Model prevention programs that support academic achievement. (2003, Fall). Student Assistance Journal. Pp. 18-24.
  • Fairfax program that reaches teenagers is national model. (2005, September). Virginia Town and City. Richmond, VA: Virginia Municipal League. pp 3-4.

Conference Presentations

  • Fairfax Leadership and Resiliency Program presentation, National Prevention Research Conference, Columbus, Ohio, September 9, 2000.
  • Performance Management in Prevention. Leadership and Resiliency Program, National Capitol Area Performance Management Consortium, Spring 2002.
  • Fairfax Leadership and Resiliency Program presentation, National Prevention Network Research Conference, San Diego, California, August 8, 2002.
  • Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse’s 47th Annual Institute. Austin, TX. August 2, 2004. Leadership and Resiliency Program.
  • Demystifying the Road to Evidence-Based Practice, 17th Annual National Prevention Network Conference, Kansas City, MO, August 8, 2004.
  • West Virginia Prevention Resource Center’s Annual Share the Vision Prevention Conference. Charleston, WV. November 4, 2004. Leadership and Resiliency Program.
  • Southeast Prevention Service’s 2nd Annual Showcase of Prevention Programs. Statesboro, GA. May 6, 2005. Leadership and Resiliency Program.

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