The Resilience Report provides a snapshot of the specific resilience characteristics of young people and adults and provides avenues for intervention and on going support.

The Resilience Report uses the Resilience Doughnut interactive tool and two validated measures to assist each person to take a snapshot of their own resilience.


Each snapshot will help individuals identify these key elements:


Resilience Doughnut for Children and Adolescents

Assess the strengths of their available resources using the Resilience Doughnut
(Developed by Lyn Worsley, 2006).

Resilience Doughnut for Adults

Assess the strengths of their available resources.

(Developed by Lyn Worsley, 2011)


Resilience Scales for Children and Adolescents

Measure their competence using the
Resilience Scales for Adolescents
(Developed by Odin Hjemdal & Oddgeir Friborg, 2001).

Resilience Scales for Adults

Measure their competence.

(Developed by Odin Hjemdal & Oddgeir Friborg, 2006)


Track the effect of the adversities in their lives, using the
Strength & Difficulties questionnaire
(Developed by Robert Goodman 2005).

What does the research say?

The Resilience Doughnut Model

A model showing the interaction of external resources that build individual resilience

The Resilience Doughnut Model 408 KB


Resilience as a Predictor of Depressive Symptoms

A Correlational Study with Young Adolescents

Resilience as a Predictor of Depressive Symptoms 125 KB


Measuring Protective Factors

The Development of Two Resilience Scales in Norway

Measuring Protective Factors 1 MB


Resilience Scale for Adolescents

A Validation Study of the Resilience Scale for Adolescents (READ)

Resilience Scale for Adolescents 192 KB


Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire

Using the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) to screen for child psychiatric disorders in a community sample.

Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire 348 KB

Watch the introduction video

Visit the Resilience Report website

For more info please contact

Jacqui Van de Velde

Ph. (02) 9869 0377