Amanda Awards

Jones, Jami
December 2004
Florida Media Quarterly;Winter2004, Vol. 30 Issue 1, p10
The article focuses on Amanda Awards that was established by Florida Association for Media in Education (FAME) to recognize media specialists who develop programs that promote resiliency in middle and high school teens. The research indicates that mentoring, social skills, decision making skills, reading, hobbies, interests, and faith are protective factors that strengthen kids to withstand the difficulties of life. Resiliency research is conclusive that there are certain characteristics--called protective factors--that strengthen children and teens to overcome challenges such as poverty, divorce, parental mental health, abuse and neglect.


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