Resiliency Scales for Children & Adolescents™ A Profile of Personal Strengths (RSCA) is a tool to profile personal strengths, as well as vulnerability in teens and children
- Build positive psychology into assessment practice through strength identification and enhancement.
- Use separately, together, or in conjunction with other symptom-based measures to obtain a balanced view.
- Identify children who indicate low personal resources or high vulnerability before emergence of symptoms.
- Compare a child’s experience of personal resources with his or her experience of emotional reactivity.
- Easily interpret and discuss results with children, teachers, and parents.
Scales are comprised of three stand-alone global scales of 20 to 24 questions each and ten subscales.
- Sense of Mastery Scale: assesses optimism, self-efficacy, and adaptability.
- Sense of Relatedness Scale: assess trust, support, comfort, tolerance.
- Emotional Reactivity Scale: assess sensitivity, recovery, impairment.
- Scales focus on strengths as well as symptoms and vulnerabilities.
- Third-grade reading level allows use with those who have special needs, including reading difficulty.
- Normed and compatible with the Beck Youth Inventories Second Edition to link a Resiliency Profile with specific symptoms for more targeted treatment planning.