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The RRC has developed some research tools that
you can view and adapt for your own research.


Building Resilience Against Violent Extremism (BRAVE)

The Building Resilience Against Violent Extremism (BRAVE) measure is a brief questionnaire tool that can be used to assess risk and protective factors for young people’s resilience to violent extremism.

Child and Youth Resilience Measure (CYRM)

The CYRM-28 measures overall resilience, as well as three subcategories that we have found to influence resilience processes; individual traits, relationship to caregiver(s), and contextual factors that facilitate a sense of belonging.

Visual Elicitation Methods

The RRC often integrates visual elicitation methods into research projects using video and photo data (see Negotiating Resilience and Spaces and Places). In our experience, using these methods allows youth to reflect on the research topic before going into an interview. It also gives them control over the interview process allowing youth to introduce topics of importance.

Interview Guide

The following interview guide was initially designed to support development of the Child and Youth Resilience Measure (CYRM). It has subsequently been used in other studies done by the RRC with youth facing significant levels of risk around the world to better understand what resilience processes look like across cultures and contexts.

Using a Timeline

When exploring life histories, researchers at the RRC use a timeline to guide interviews and act as a prompt for youth and to help them feel in more control over the interview process,

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