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. The measure was developed and validated as part of a collaborative research initiative between the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation, Deakin University (Australia) and the Resilience Research Centre, Dalhousie University (Canada).
Resilience is generally understood to be an individual’s ability to overcome adversity and continue his or her normal development. In the BRAVE, we use a more ecological and culturally sensitive definition. Dr. Michael Ungar, Director of the RRC, has suggested that resilience is better understood as follows:
“In the context of exposure to significant adversity, resilience is both the capacity of individuals to navigate their way to the psychological, social, cultural, and physical resources that sustain their well-being, and their capacity individually and collectively to negotiate for these resources to be provided in culturally meaningful ways.”
The BRAVE measure is available for free. We ask that you fill out a short survey so we know how the measure will be used prior to access. Once you fill out this survey, you will gain access to the measures.