Resilience Scales For Children And Adolescents

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Resiliency Scales for Children and Adolescents Review
The Resiliency Scales for Children and Adolescents (RSCA) is a profile of personal strengths that assess personal characteristics that are associated with resiliency (Prince-Embury, 2011). These scales help identify how well a child and youth are able to recover from significant distress, adversity, or life traumas. The RSCA was developed by Sandra Prince –Embury and published by SAGE influenced largely by the Development Theory, Social Learning Theory, and Psychosocial Theory (Prince-Embury, 2009). The RSCA aims to measure clients in three areas of perceived strength, limitations, and/ or vulnerabilities that are related to psychological resilience, assessing youth from 9 to 18 years of age (Prince-Embury, 2012). This tool assists administrators to identify children who have low personal resource and high vulnerabilities before they fall behind and become symptomatic. The assessment results are often utilized as a planning measure on which to focus the treatment plan more towards resiliency intervention if needed (Prince-Embury, 2011). The RSCA can be later used with the same individual as an evaluation measure of the impact of resiliency interventions that have taken place. Even when a client is coping effectively in the present the RSCA can identify how that particular individual may respond when adverse events are encountered (2011).
The RSCA and manual comes complete with 25 combination scales booklets that range…
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