BehaviourChildrenCommunity DevelopmentEarly ChildhoodEducationRelationshipsSupport ServicesToolsTrainingYouthChild and Youth Resilience Measure (CYRM)

Author(s): Resilience Research Centre as part of the International Resilience Project (IRP) originated in 2002 under Dr. Michael Ungar

Collection Method: Self-report survey/questionnaire

Number of questions/statements: Child (5 – 9 years): 26 or 12; Youth (10 – 23 years): 28 or 12

Scoring Method: 5-point or 3-point response scale with rating directly summed. The higher the score, the more resilience components (see dimensions below) are suggested to be present in the lives of participants.

Key Points:

Measures resilience across the following dimensions:

  • Individual
    • Personal skills
    • Peer support
    • Social skills
  • Relationships with primary caregivers
    • Physical caregiving
    • Psychological caregiving
  • Contextual factors
    • Spiritual
    • Education
    • Cultural

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The CYRM has been reviewed and assessed by the Socialsuite team. In our opinion, this tool is suitable in supporting the evaluation of childhood or youth intervention programs designed to develop or assess general capacity building, leadership skills and general resilience with respect to key demographic or environmental factors.