Resilience Forum

COPs and Social Learning Theory
Friday 30 June - FREE
1.15pm – 3.00pm
Brunswick, Central Library,
Queen Street, Blackpool


Children and Young People's Mental Health
Thursday 6 July
8.30am - 4.30pm
Royal National Hotel, London


Free 2hr intro to resilience
Thur 4 May - Free

Intro to Resilient Therapy
Mon 15 May - Free/£120

Practitioner resilience
Tue 16 May - Free/£120

Understanding the Academic Resilience Approach
Fri 5 May - Free/£120

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ARA intensive 3 day course
Mon 8-Wed 10 May - £300

Introduction to resilience
Mon 19 Jun - £120

Practitioner resilience
Mon 3 July - £120

Understanding the Academic Resilience Approach
Tue 26 Sep - £120

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Measuring resilience

Can resilience be measured?

How to actually measure resilience has exercised the brain of many a boffin and we provide some useful links on the Other resilience research page if you want to ponder this question more.  Resilience is more the end state of a successful negotiation of adversity based on both adaptive characteristics of the individual and the supporting environment. Measuring resilience directly has by many leading resilience researchers been seen as a very complicated task. However, measuring the positive attributes of the individual and the supporting environment is possible, and several have developed measures of protective factors that show promise.

Among these is  our colleague at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Odin Hjemdal, who has spent the last 10 years developing two resilience measures, one for adults (Resilience Scale for Adults; RSA) and one for young people (Resilience Scale for Adolescents; READ). These measures draw on the large base of results from resilience research and measure both individual positive attributes like: personal competences and attribution styles, social competences, goal orientation, self-efficacy and realistic optimistic views on the future as well as adaptive family environment and positive social resources outside the family. He’s working with us to explore ways of measuring levels of protection in the disadvantaged children and families we work with. He can be contacted by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or if you like by website:

Finding adequate and good ways of measuring is important because we would like to track the effectiveness of resilient building approaches in daily practice, to make sure that people benefit from your interventions, check the quality of our work and continue developing our interventions.