TELLING THE STORY: When our clients are able to understand their capacity for growth and clearly identify where their strengths lie, they are equipped to move forward and achieve their goals with intention and efficiency. We work closely with each of our clients to ensure that they can confidently apply the information and  the tools in order to be as effective as they can be.


Resiliency Initiatives presents the Developmental Strengths frameworks as a viable model to understanding the major components that contribute to the resiliency development and well-being of child, youth adults and aging-adults in our communities. The resiliency factors/developmental strengths represent fundamental elements found to be essential to cope effectively with life challenges and to become productive and responsible members of society.


Adult Framework

Adult Framework


Resiliency:Assessing Developmental Strengths

Resiliency Initiatives uses the survey method to asses and evaluate the effectiveness of programs, processes and capacity for growth. Each questionnaire will have approximately 100 questions and is administered either online or on paper. Participants are given a “pre” questionnaire at the beginning of the relationship and a “interim” questionnaires as required.  Once all of the participants information has been analyzed, a comprehensive report can be produced to show key areas of growth, strength and vulnerability.

The R:ADS Questionnaire is a tool that allows people and organizations to clearly both tell their story and discover their strengths in a way they never have been able to before. In collaboration with our clients, the R:ADS Questionnaire is customized to meet their specific and unique needs.

Below is an example of a sample questionnaire data set that we use to help us see the story at a glance. These results are all calculated based on the individual answers within the questionnaire. This is an example of how we are clearly able to understand the specific challenges and strengths represented in an individual’s life . Once we know where we are starting from, we can create a custom approach that highlights the strengths and therefore reduces the weight the challenges bear.

Sample Scoring Profile

Customization of Evaluation Questionnaires:

Resiliency Initiatives has the unique capacity to modify evaluation questionnaires and develop evaluation protocols that are specific to the context and needs of each organization, service and/or program while maintaining full evaluative integrity.

Through the process of exploring and identifying the unique evaluative needs of each client, the questionnaire(s) is developed using the most appropriate combination of the following elements:

1) Socio-Demographic items: Items such as gender, age, grade, as well as client engagement and the impact of service provided.

2) Resiliency Factors/Developmental Strengths: The external and internal Developmental Strengths that are related to long-term resiliency and wellness in children, adolescents and adults.

3) Core Character Competency Traits: The factors that are the foundational attitudes, skills and knowledge that are strongly correlated with social capacity and resiliency.

4) Pro-Social Items: Constructive behaviours such as volunteerism, leadership, creativity, spiritual activities, physical activities and persistence

5) At-Risk Behaviours: Such as alcohol and drug abuse, gambling, aggression, vandalism, theft, victimization, absenteeism and avoidance.

6) Outcome/Thriving Indicators: Additional items that capture the impact of the service provided such as mentorship, sense of purpose, optimism, independence, basic needs and parenting capacity.

Outcome and Data Reporting:

“If you cannot measure it, you cannot improve it” – Lord Kelvin, Mathematical Physicist

The information gathered through the use of the questionnaires can be evaluated and reported out at numerous levels based upon the specific needs of the program and/or organization. This includes any of the following that can be accessed based on role in the organization:

Socio‐demographic Reports

This feature presents the socio‐demographic profiles of a group of questionnaire respondents based on the variables chosen by the program or organization.

Aggregated Reports

Represent the scoring profile of a group of questionnaire respondents in either a single or comparative report.

Single Reports

Profiles the composite scores from either a pre, interim or post questionnaire administration.

Comparative Reports

Profile the composite scores of a pre to interim, interim to post or pre to post questionnaire administration.

Degree of Resiliency Reports

This feature shows in graph form the average score in each of the 31 developmental strengths areas broken down by respondents who had 0 to 10, 11 to 20, 21 to 25 and 26 to 31 developmental strengths.

Filtered Reports

This feature presents the scoring profiles of a group of questionnaire respondents based on specifically selected demographic, internal/external strengths, at‐risk behaviours, or outcome indicator categories in either a single or comparative format.

Strengths Report

This feature presents in graph form the percentage of questionnaire respondents who possess a number of developmental strengths from 0 to 5, 6 to 10, 11 to 15, 16 to 20, 21 to 25 and 26 to 31. Once again, this report can be presented in a single or comparative format.

Audit and Questionnaires Taken Reports

This feature tracks client identifications with complete and/or incomplete pre, interim and post resiliency ques5onnaire entries in the assessing‐resiliency web‐ site

Core Character Competency Summary Report

Pre Report

This report summarizes the number of respondents who reported each of the 7 Core Character Competency Traits as a strength as well as the number who did not.

Comparative Report

This report summarizes the number of respondents who improved in each of the Core Character Traits as well as the number of those who moved from not a strength to a strength in those areas.

Customized Reporting Templates

Templates have be prepared to assist you in your National Outcome Matrix, Circle of Courage, and other unique reporting needs.


If you would like to know how to use this unique tool to inspire, develop and grow your organization, please contact us or call us toll free 1-866-948-7706.