Optional Activity: The Connor-Davidson Resilience Scale
The Connor-Davidson Resilience Scale (CD-RISC) is a survey that measures resilience, or how well you bounce back after tragedy, trauma or stress. The scale can help predict the outcome to treatment as well as follow the progress of treatment. Depending on the time allowed, you may choose between surveys that contain two, five, 10 or 25 questions. Sample statements designed to be scored on a five-point Likert scale include, “I am able to adapt when change occurs,” and “I can deal with whatever comes my way.”
Note: The scale is designed to be accessed by a group of people and there is a cost. To access the CD-RISC, a request form will need to be submitted and payment provided (cost is dependent on the number of individuals who will use the scale).
Activity Time: The CD-RISC 25-question test takes about 5–10 minutes.