The Resilience Doughnut is a simple and practical resilience-building tool that can be easily used by anyone, including young people. It takes into consideration the number of factors that contribute to a child’s development, such as parents, family, teachers, friends and their local community, and shoes external stregnths that interact to influence the development of self-esteem and self-efficacy.


Suitable for use with children aged between 11 and 16 years and older young people (17-20 years) for whom adult report is not suitable.


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Further information about the Resilience Doughnut and training on the use of the model is available from it's developers.

The Resilience Doughnut consists of three difference questionnaires:

  • Resilience Doughnut Strengths measure (Parent Factor, Skill Factor, Family and Identity Factor, Education Factor, Peer Factor, Community Factor, Money Factor)
  • Resilience Scale for Adolescents (READ)
  • Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ)

Scoring and interpretation

The Resilience Doughnut uses a six point Likert scale (Disagree very strongly to Agree very strongly).

Terms of use

All Resilience Doughnut products may not be reproduced in hard copy or electronic form, or be translated into any other language without permission unless otherwise stated.


Worsley, L. (2006).The Resilience Doughnut. The secret of strong kids. Sydney: Wild and Woolley publications.

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