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Resiliency assessments

Resilience is the capacity to cope with and recover quickly from challenges or difficulties in life. Our assessments measure the levels of resilience an individual has with a view to helping children and young people develop their levels of resilience.

Who is suitable for a resiliency assessment?

All children and young people are suitable for a resiliency assessment as it is useful to know how individuals are likely to react when put in a difficult situation. Everyone faces challenges and difficult times within their life and we have varying levels of resilience. An individual who is likely to experience challenges, both positive and negative, would be suitable for a resiliency assessment as it provides information about their coping ability.

Resiliency assessments

One of our educational and child psychologists completing a resiliency assessment with a young boy

What are the benefits of a resiliency assessment?

The benefits of having a resiliency assessment lie in being able to predict how a child or young person may react to a challenging situation and provide appropriate support. This is particularly important during stressful educational times, such as exam periods or transitions. Understanding how to build a child or young person’s resilience prior to an upcoming challenge is beneficial as it means that appropriate measures can be put in place to build resilience for the future.

What happens prior to a resiliency assessment?

A resiliency assessment can be carried out following an initial discussion, please see our process below.

Our process

At HSR Psychology we ensure that we meet the needs of children and young people. To achieve this we ensure that any specific assessments, intervention, or direct work, is only carried out following an initial discussion.

An initial discussion allows us to understand the background and your expectations of our involvement. Having an initial discussion ensures any services we provide appropriately identify or address needs.

Our process for any specific assessments, intervention, or direct work is as follows:

Step 1: Contact us

We will usually be contacted by the child or young person, parent or carer, or another professional (eg education or health).

You can contact us or complete a referral

Step 2: Arrange an initial discussion

An initial discussion allows us to understand the background and your expectations of our involvement. Arrange an initial discussion

Step 3: Review our recommendations

Following an initial discussion we will send you an email that includes:

  • Next steps recommendations - to provide a bespoke package of support. For example:
    • Assessments
    • Reports
    • Information gathering
    • Meeting
    • Interventions
    • Consultancy
    • Reviews
  • Costing - we will provide costings for any services recommended.

Step 4: Let's get started

On receipt of the next steps recommendations and costing you can decide how to proceed. Once you have decided contact us to arrange the chosen services.

What happens during a resiliency assessment?

A resiliency assessment usually includes looking at previous experiences and hypothetical scenarios along with questionnaires. If adaptations need to be made for a more accessible assessment then we will make it age appropriate.

Which assessments do we use?

The main resiliency assessment we use is:

  • Resiliency scales for children and adolescents which can be used with children and young people aged 9-18 and measures; optimism, self-efficacy, adaptivity, trust, support, comfort, tolerance, sensitivity, recovery, impairment

We will provide more information about the assessment during the initial discussion as there are various ways to assess a child or young person’s resiliency, such as observations and discussions.

What happens after a resiliency assessment?

After a resiliency assessment we will be able to make recommendations to support individuals during challenging times. Interventions and strategies will help children and young people to become happy, safe and ready for life’s challenges.

Does a resiliency assessment come with a report?

A resiliency assessment comes with the option of receiving a report outlining the results, or containing written recommendations. Read more about the reports we offer.

A resiliency assessment increases understanding as to how a child or young person may react to a challenging event or setback. To find out more, or to book an initial discussion, please contact us.

Arrange an initial discussion.....

Arrange an initial discussion to find out how we can benefit your education setting. The initial discussion lasts 2 hours and is a starting point to identify needs. The cost is £195.

  • No waiting lists
  • Experienced psychologists
  • Includes recommendation summary

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