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Resiliency Scales for Children & Adolescents: A Profile of Personal Strengths

(RSCA)

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.

Age range:
9:0-18:0
Reading Level:
3rd grade
Publication date:
2006
Qualification level:
B
Administration:
5 minutes per scale
Forms:
Three stand-alone global scales
Scores/Interpretation:
T scores for global scales Scaled scores for subscales
Norms:
Representative of the U.S. population within gender by ethnicity and parent education level for children ages 9-18

Pricing & Ordering

  • RSCA Complete Kit

    0158234634

    Includes Manual and 25 Combination Scales Booklets

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    Price: $138.75

    Qualification Level B

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  • RSCA Manual

    0158234650

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $87.75

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  • RSCA Emotional Reactivity Scale

    015800762X

    Pad of 25

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    Price: $45.75

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  • RSCA Combination Scales Booklets

    0158234642

    Pkg of 25

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    Price: $86.50

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  • RSCA Sense of Mastery Scale

    0158006232

    Pad of 25

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    Price: $45.75

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  • RSCA Sense of Relatedness Scale

    0158006240

    Pad of 25

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    Price: $45.75

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Product Details

The RSCA measures the personal attributes of the child that are critical for resiliency. Assessing resilience is important as it levels influence outcomes of many disorders.

Benefits

  • 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.

Features

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.
 

Resources

The following resources are available for Resiliency Scales for Children & Adolescents: A Profile of Personal Strengths.

 
Creating a Clinical Psychology of Resilience

Resilience explains why some children overcome seemingly overwhelming obstacles while others become victims of their early experiences and environments.

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Canadian Journal of School Psychology

The Canadian Journal of School Psychology has dedicated a special issue on “Resiliency: Translating Theory into Application for Children and Adolescents,” with Dr. Sandra Prince-Embury as the guest editor.

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Comparison of One-, Two-, and Three-Factor Models of Personal Resiliency Using the Resiliency Scales for Children and Adolescents

Sandra Prince-Embury and Troy Courville

This article examines the scale structure of the Resiliency Scales for Children and Adolescents (RSCA).

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Measurement Invariance of the Resiliency Scales for Children and Adolescents With Respect to Sex and Age Cohorts

Sandra Prince-Embury and Troy Courville

This article examines invariance of the three-factor structure of the Resiliency Scales for Children and Adolescents across age band and gender within normative samples.

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The Resiliency Scales for Children and Adolescents, Psychological Symptoms, and Clinical Status in Adolescents

Sandra Prince-Embury

Using the School-Companion Sensory Profile 2 to support a child in third grade who is becoming more socially isolated.

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