The Resilience Doughnut Model

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

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

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Parent/Guardian Information Statement

Research Project

The Resilience Doughnut; An educational model promoting resilience in adolescence.

The study examines the effectiveness of using a program based on the Resilience Doughnut model to promote resilience in young people. Lyn Worsley, who is the author of the resilience model and has trained teachers and counsellors in schools to use the model in their teaching programs, is conducting this study.

This study involves students completing two questionnaires prior to the delivery of educational program aimed at raising resilience. The questionnaires will be administered on line and teachers in your child’s school will conduct the educational programs. The time taken will be 30 minutes of questionnaires 2-4 times during the year.

The questionnaires consist of a Resilience Doughnut tool, a strength and difficulties scale and a resilience scale. The resilience scale has statements such as “I have self discipline” “my life has meaning” with a 7-point likert scale and the strength and difficulties scale has items such as “I usually share with others” “I have many fears and am easily scared” with a 3-point likert scale. The Resilience doughnut tool consists of students responding to positive statements about their family, friends, teachers and personal strengths.

Being in this study is completely voluntary and you are not under any obligation to consent to allow your child to complete the questionnaires. You can withdraw any time prior to submitting the completed questionnaires however once questionnaires have been submitted anonymously, responses can be withdrawn by contacting the teacher administering the test.

Your decision whether or not to permit your child to participate will not prejudice you or your child’s future relations with the school or the researchers. If you decide to permit your child to participate, you are free to withdraw your consent and to discontinue your child’s participation at any time.

All aspects of the study, including results, will be strictly confidential and only the researchers will have access to information on participants. Names will be deleted and codes will be used to identify students for statistical analysis. A report of the study may be submitted for publication, but individual participants, or school characteristics will not be identified in such a report.

The study has the benefits of raising student awareness of the process of building resilience during adolescence. It is hoped the study will enable participants to strengthen their existing connections and enhance their emotional and mental wellbeing. Talking about your participation in the study is encouraged, particularly as it builds awareness of the importance of connecting with others.

When you have read this information, Lyn Worsley will be available to discuss it with you further and answer any questions or concerns you may have. If you would like to know more at any stage, please feel free to contact Lyn Worsley, principle investigator, 02 98690377. Or email lyn@theresiliencecentre.com.au

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